energy prices

Liddell The Line In The Sand
30 May 2023

Liddell The Line In The Sand

With the recent closure of Liddell Power Station, the electricity system is on a knife’s edge. It is time for energy policy makers to take stock – and focus on energy security – before it is too late. Australia can continue down the path of closing what have been reliable low-cost baseload power stations without adequate replacements being available. Or
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Five Million Australian Families To Recieve No Reprieve From Skyrocketing Energy Bills
11 May 2023

Five Million Australian Families To Recieve No Reprieve From Skyrocketing Energy Bills

“Australia is in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis, with out-of-control energy price rises and inflation being made worse by reckless government spending. Yet, mainstream Australian families have been ignored in this year’s Federal Budget,” said Daniel Wild Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As reported in the Daily Telegraph, IPA analysis shows that average household energy
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New SEC A Dependable Source Of Cheap Politics
17 March 2023

New SEC A Dependable Source Of Cheap Politics

In this article, Scott Hargreaves contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into energy prices, conducted as part of the IPA’s Net Zero Program. The IPA’s Net Zero Program aims to research the various ways net zero policies negatively affect Australia’s energy security, national security capabilities, and household electricity prices. Households and industry in Victoria are being conned
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Submission To The Inquiry Into Food Security In Australia
9 December 2022

Submission To The Inquiry Into Food Security In Australia

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (‘IPA’) into food security in Australia with the House Standing Committee on Agriculture (‘the Committee’). Australia produces enough food to feed 75 million people – its population three times over. As the Committee has acknowledged, however, the agricultural sector
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Net Zero: Keeping Australia In The Dark
27 October 2022

Net Zero: Keeping Australia In The Dark

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia. In this article, Dr Kevin You contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into energy security, conducted as part of the IPA’s Net Zero Program. The IPA’s Net Zero Program aims to research the various ways net zero policies negatively affect Australia’s energy security, national security capabilities, and household
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Institute of Public Affairs’ Analysis of the 2022-23 Federal Budget
26 October 2022

Institute of Public Affairs’ Analysis of the 2022-23 Federal Budget

The federal government’s October mini budget gave little indication as to how it seeks to address the key economic issues facing the nation, namely: uncontrollable government spending, skyrocketing debt and stagnating growth. By the middle of the decade, government spending will be locked-in at 27% of gross domestic product, reaching a record high of $729 billion by the 2025-26 financial
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Victoria’s Energy Policies Are A Direct And Devastating Attack On Working Families
20 October 2022

Victoria’s Energy Policies Are A Direct And Devastating Attack On Working Families

“The commitment to end coal-fired power generation in Victoria by 2035 is a direct and devastating economic attack on Victorian working families. It will set off a cost-of-living crisis the likes we have not seen,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The announcement today by the Victorian Government that it will a pursue a
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AGL’s Loy Yang Closure To Leave Families In The Dark And Electricity Bills Up 21%
30 September 2022

AGL’s Loy Yang Closure To Leave Families In The Dark And Electricity Bills Up 21%

“AGL’s early and unanticipated closure of Loy Yang A is estimated to result in a 21% increase in the average retail electricity bill across the National Electricity Market,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. New IPA research shows the closure of Loy Yang A, a vital source of affordable and reliable energy, will see
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Poll: Australia’s Great Energy Crisis
14 July 2022

Poll: Australia’s Great Energy Crisis

“Australians want new coal-fired power stations built to ensure they have access to reliable and affordable electricity as the Great Energy Crisis continues to engulf the nation,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. A new poll commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs, reinforces that a majority of Australians want practical and proven solutions
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There Will be A Price To Pay For Sustainable Energy
4 July 2022

There Will be A Price To Pay For Sustainable Energy

If the pundits are to be believed, the march of ESG through Australian boardrooms is an unstoppable force, so said Moody’s Head of Sustainability at their conference recently in Sydney. What started as a push to ensure environment, social and governance perspectives were given due weight in assessing companies and securities, is now shorthand for declaring certain forms of value-creation
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