energy security

Eraring Extension A Victory For Common Sense
23 May 2024

Eraring Extension A Victory For Common Sense

“As called for first by the Institute of Public Affairs, the extension of the Eraring power station’s operations is a victory for common sense and a recognition that net zero requires a drastic re-think,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. In May 2023, the IPA launched the landmark research report, Liddell The Line In The
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Issues With Levelised Cost Of Electricity – Why A Simple Metric Cannot Determine Our Energy Future
25 April 2024

Issues With Levelised Cost Of Electricity – Why A Simple Metric Cannot Determine Our Energy Future

The fundamental problem with the current approach to estimating the cost of energy by generation is that ‘levelised cost of energy’ (LCOE) is a project-level metric, and one that is easy to manipulate to deliver a desired outcome. It does not scale up to reflect the complexity of Australia’s electricity markets. Therefore, different tools are urgently needed to inform policy
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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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