energy security

Queensland Net Zero Mandate To Put 157,000 Jobs At Risk
20 March 2024

Queensland Net Zero Mandate To Put 157,000 Jobs At Risk

“The Queensland government’s emission reduction policies, including net zero emissions by 2050, has the potential to put up to 157,000 jobs across Queensland at risk, with the regions set to be hit the hardest,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released a landmark research report titled, An analysis of the employment consequences
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Analysis Of The Employment Consequences Of A Net Zero Target In Queensland
20 March 2024

Analysis Of The Employment Consequences Of A Net Zero Target In Queensland

In February 2024, the Queensland state government introduced the Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024 into the Legislative Assembly. This bill will enshrine targets to reduce emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, 75 per cent below 2005 levels by 2035, and net zero emissions by 2050. This report finds that the policy and legislation enshrining a net
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IPA Research Tour Of Central Queensland To Discuss Impact Of State Energy And Emissions Policies
19 March 2024

IPA Research Tour Of Central Queensland To Discuss Impact Of State Energy And Emissions Policies

“Queensland’s regions are under attack from an onslaught of political polices that are designed to undermine the existence of the very industries these communities rely upon for employment and growth,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the IPA will travel to central Queensland to release new research which focuses on the jobs
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Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024
7 March 2024

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024

The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Clean Economy Jobs, Resources and Transport Committee (“the committee”, as it conducts its inquiry into the Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024 (“the bill”). The bill aims to enshrine into legislation the emission reduction targets of the state government,
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Spare a Thought For Our Self-Made Energy Crisis
1 February 2024

Spare a Thought For Our Self-Made Energy Crisis

In this article, Stephen Wilson contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on Australia’s energy security and its importance to national security. The need to secure Australia’s energy supply could not be more urgent. Not since wartime has the concern for Australia’s energy security been so profound. Australia is on the cusp of an energy crisis, decades in the making. And ripples
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IPA Research Tour of Mallee and Riverland Regions to Discuss Impact of Renewable Energy Projects
10 December 2023

IPA Research Tour of Mallee and Riverland Regions to Discuss Impact of Renewable Energy Projects

“Communities right across regional Australia are on edge as renewable energy projects demanded by inner-city elites threaten their way of life and livelihoods; communities in the Mallee and the Riverland are no different,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the IPA team will visit Mildura, Robinvale, Swan Hill, Kerang, Renmark, and Berri
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Without Energy Security Australia’s National Security Is Exposed
1 November 2023

Without Energy Security Australia’s National Security Is Exposed

“Australia must recognise that national security is not achievable without energy security. Otherwise, we will be an unreliable supplier of energy with an unreliable system, dependent on vulnerable supply chains,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs in London today. The IPA’s landmark report, Energy Security is National Security: A framework for better energy outcomes in
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Energy Security Is National Security – A Framework For Better Energy Outcomes In Australia
1 November 2023

Energy Security Is National Security – A Framework For Better Energy Outcomes In Australia

This paper is intended to reframe the foundations of energy policy in Australia, to stimulate debate, and to guide future research (including, but not only, that under-taken by the IPA). It will describe the nature and importance of energy security and explain why it must be the pre-eminent consideration for energy and related policies, not least because energy security is
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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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O’Reilly Review Makes It Clear Australia Needs Minns To Keep The Lights On
22 August 2023

O’Reilly Review Makes It Clear Australia Needs Minns To Keep The Lights On

“Reports the O’Reilly Review will recommend the Eraring Power Station operate past its artificial 2025 closure date is a rational first step in shoring up the nation’s energy security and gives Premier Chris Minns the opportunity to act in the national interest to keep the lights on,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As reported
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