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Federal Budget Forgets What Hawke Knew About Growth
4 June 2024

Federal Budget Forgets What Hawke Knew About Growth

State Library of South Australia, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons In this article, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Australian budget and cost of living. ‘We will not be able to just spend our way out of the mess: we must work our way out of it, work our way out of
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Submission To The Legislative Assembly Environment And Planning Committee
26 April 2024

Submission To The Legislative Assembly Environment And Planning Committee

Net Zero is the Top Food Security Threat The purpose of this letter is to share research conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) with the Legislative Assembly Environment and Planning Committee as it conducts its inquiryinto securing the Victorian food supply. The framing of the inquiry paints a misleading picture of an irreconcilable dualism between the provision of
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Future Of Energy Is Costly
13 March 2024

Future Of Energy Is Costly

In this article, Rocco Loiacono contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the economic cost of net zero. I believe it was Albert Einstein who stated that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly but expecting a different result. This, it seems, is Energy Minister Chris Bowen’s modus operandi – insisting renewable energy is
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Unachievable At Any Cost
6 March 2024

Unachievable At Any Cost

In this article, Rocco Loiacono contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the economic cost of net zero. $52 billion is only the beginning for WA Two weeks ago, we got a taste of the brave new world of renewable energy. Victoria’s grid collapsed on a hot and windy afternoon. 530,000 homes were left without power, train
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Scott Hargreaves On IPA Research On Western Australia’s Energy Plan 6PR Perth Live – 22 February 2024
22 February 2024

Scott Hargreaves On IPA Research On Western Australia’s Energy Plan 6PR Perth Live – 22 February 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Scott Hargreaves joined Oliver Peterson on 6PR to to discuss new research which shows WA’s energy plan is unaffordable at any cost. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Oliver Peterson: It is nine past four.
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Western Australia’s Energy Plan Unachievable At Any Cost Will Create $52 Billion Black Hole
22 February 2024

Western Australia’s Energy Plan Unachievable At Any Cost Will Create $52 Billion Black Hole

“Blackouts in Victoria demonstrate what happens when ideology trumps engineering in an energy system. Western Australia is on track to make the very same mistakes as the east-coast, and it will cost the state billions of dollars,” said Dr Kevin You, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA launched a new research report, Unachievable at Any
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Unachievable At Any Cost
22 February 2024

Unachievable At Any Cost

To meet its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 80 per cent below 2020 levels, the Western Australian state government will decommission its remaining coal-fired power stations by the end of the decade. Western Australia is uniquely vulnerable to issues arising from the intermittency of renewable energy generation due to its geographical isolation and lack of network interconnectivity. In
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Analysis Of Land Use By Variable Renewable Energy Production By 2050
11 December 2023

Analysis Of Land Use By Variable Renewable Energy Production By 2050

As part of the policy of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the federal government has declared its ambition for Australia to be a ‘renewable energy superpower’ and ‘renewable energy export superpower’. The purpose of this research report is to calculate the amount of Australian land that will be required to generate the energy needed for Australia to become
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Victorian Government Locking In Higher Household Energy Bills In State’s Constitution
15 November 2023

Victorian Government Locking In Higher Household Energy Bills In State’s Constitution

“The move by the Victorian government to force its half-baked SEC into the constitution guarantees higher household energy bills, makes blackouts more likely, and undermines Australia’s energy security,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The announcement by the Victorian government today that it will force its ideologically driven SEC into the state’s constitution means
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Daniel Wild cross from Marnoo on the impact of net zero and transmission lines – 21 August 2023
22 August 2023

Daniel Wild cross from Marnoo on the impact of net zero and transmission lines – 21 August 2023

As part of the Institute of Public Affairs’ research tour of Victoria’s Central Highlands and Wimmera, Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild joined Amanda Stoker from Marnoo to highlight the impact proposed transmission lines will have on communities. These transmission lines are required to connect intermittent renewable energy sources demanded by net zero adherence. These projects will mean construction disruptions, environmental
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