Energy

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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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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Poll: Australians Want To Hit The Pause Button On Net Zero
30 June 2022

Poll: Australians Want To Hit The Pause Button On Net Zero

“Australia’s deepening energy crisis of chronic supply shortages and skyrocketing prices is a direct and immediate result of the policy of net zero emission by 2050, and Australian’s want to hit the pause button,” said Gideon Rozner, Director of Policy at the Institute for Public Affairs. A new poll commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs, reinforces that a majority
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Net Zero Will Be The New Zero-COVID
16 June 2022

Net Zero Will Be The New Zero-COVID

The energy crisis should prompt Peter Dutton to ditch the 2050 emission target that, like eliminating the virus, no one will ever admit to supporting in a few years time. Eventually, net zero will be akin to the COVID-19 lockdowns. Just as one day no one will ever admit to having supported lockdowns, people will say “net zero? What was that?” And
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Energy Security Is National Security
26 March 2022

Energy Security Is National Security

Featured Image: A compressor station of the Jagal natural gas pipeline stands near Mallnow, Germany, on March 21, 2022. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) As Ukraine burns and a worldwide inflationary crisis threatens to crush the living standards of working people everywhere, out-of-touch political elites continue to bring the global conversation back to climate change. Even as climate evangelists like Boris Johnson
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ScoMo Should Follow BoJo On Net Zero Pause
16 March 2022

ScoMo Should Follow BoJo On Net Zero Pause

The West has played Russian roulette for more than two decades by outsourcing their energy supply needs to hostile nations, while presenting themselves as environmentally virtuous by pushing inter­national net zero emissions ­targets. Following the invasion of Ukraine, western leaders are waking up fast to the fact their predecessors have left us all in the firing line. Today, energy security
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653,600 Jobs At Risk From Net Zero Emissions Target: IPA Report
10 February 2021

653,600 Jobs At Risk From Net Zero Emissions Target: IPA Report

Coal miners, farmers, and steel and iron workers hold the majority of the 653,600 jobs which could be destroyed by the adoption of a net zero emissions target in Australia, according to new research released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “Net zero emissions means net zero jobs,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at
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Labor Would Keep Us Handcuffed To The Paris Climate Deal
12 November 2020

Labor Would Keep Us Handcuffed To The Paris Climate Deal

Opposition legal affairs spokesman Mark Dreyfus’s comment yesterday that Joel Fitzgibbon’s opinions on climate change represented the views of “only a handful” of people within the Labor Party is precisely what someone representing the bayside suburbs of Melbourne would say. And Anthony Albanese’s recommitment to Labor’s net-zero emissions by 2050 mandate is exactly the type of policy someone from inner-city
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Not Kean On Climate Plan
3 June 2020

Not Kean On Climate Plan

The only excuse energy minister Matt Kean could have for recklessly forging ahead with the hard-line policy of net-zero emissions in NSW by 2050 is that he missed the latest jobs report showing 320,000 jobs in NSW had been destroyed since the coronavirus lockdown measures started in March. The extent of the job losses are the worst in the nation.
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