net zero

Submission To The Inquiry Into Nature Positive (Environment Protection Australia) Bill 2024 [Provisions] And Related Bills
8 July 2024

Submission To The Inquiry Into Nature Positive (Environment Protection Australia) Bill 2024 [Provisions] And Related Bills

Nature Positive is an undemocratic and unaccountable policy that will impose immense social and economic costs on Australian The purpose of this letter is to provide research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (the IPA) to the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications (the Committee) as it conducts its inquiry into the Nature Positive (Environment Information
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There Is A Respectable Economic Argument For Nationalised Nuclear
1 July 2024

There Is A Respectable Economic Argument For Nationalised Nuclear

In this article, Sinclair Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into nuclear energy. The bottom line is that there are sound public choice arguments for the government to build and own nuclear power plants. “Well I wouldn’t be starting from here” is the punchline for every major project proposed in Australia. Whatever the merits of the
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New Research Shows CSIRO Misleading Australians On Energy Costs
1 July 2024

New Research Shows CSIRO Misleading Australians On Energy Costs

“Australia’s decision makers have deluded themselves for far too long that the CSIRO’s GenCost modelling is an accurate and reliable basis to design Australia’s energy future. It has meant we have been misled for too long on the true cost of the energy options on the table,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the
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The Ruinous Cost Of Free Energy: Why An Electricity System Built On Renewables Is The Most Expensive Of All Options
1 July 2024

The Ruinous Cost Of Free Energy: Why An Electricity System Built On Renewables Is The Most Expensive Of All Options

Download the research reportDownload Australia previously benefited from some of the lowest consumer electricity prices in the industrialised world, but it now has some of the highest. This paper shows that an electricity supply system built on a foundation of baseload generation – that which provides power 24/7 to the grid to meet base energy needs – results in the
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Taxpayers Funding the Demise of Regional Communities
28 June 2024

Taxpayers Funding the Demise of Regional Communities

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the economic cost of net zero, 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. The Upper Hunter knows,
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Nuclear Should Fire Coalition’s Fightback!
27 June 2024

Nuclear Should Fire Coalition’s Fightback!

In this article, John Roskam contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into nuclear energy. While there might be good reasons for Australia to join the rest of the developed world and have nuclear power, it’s not immediately obvious that Peter Dutton’s plan for this to happen is a vote winner. The results from the Resolve Political Monitor have 41
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Daniel Wild Discussing On The Rita Panahi Show – 27 June
27 June 2024

Daniel Wild Discussing On The Rita Panahi Show – 27 June

On 27 June, Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild joined Rita Panahi on The Rita Panahi Show to discuss the IPA’s research on energy, immigration, and free speech. 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. Rita Panahi: Joining me now is deputy
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No Truth In Claim Dutton Needs Net Zero To Win Teal Seats
13 June 2024

No Truth In Claim Dutton Needs Net Zero To Win Teal Seats

In this article, John Roskam contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into net zero and energy. When the reality of the energy transition dawns on the Australian public, the Coalition will be able to get away with leaving the Paris Agreement. “You can’t be too right too soon and win elections.” That quip from George Romney, governor of Michigan in the
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Poll: Four In Five Australians Want Affordable And Reliable Energy Ahead Of Net Zero
13 June 2024

Poll: Four In Five Australians Want Affordable And Reliable Energy Ahead Of Net Zero

“As mainstream Australians continue to suffer through a cost-of-living crisis, it is time governments prioritise energy affordability and reliability, rather than continue to force a failing energy transition to expensive and unreliable renewables,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Released today, a new poll commissioned by the IPA again reinforces that the vast majority
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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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