Net Zero Policy

Government Has Seen Sense On Gas. Now It Must Follow Through
15 May 2024

Government Has Seen Sense On Gas. Now It Must Follow Through

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into energy prices and 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 electricity prices. The Federal Government’s announcement as part
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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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Future Of Energy Is Costly
13 March 2024

Future Of Energy Is Costly

In this article, Rocco Loiacono contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the economic cost of net zero. I believe it was Albert Einstein who stated that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly but expecting a different result. This, it seems, is Energy Minister Chris Bowen’s modus operandi – insisting renewable energy is
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Unachievable At Any Cost
6 March 2024

Unachievable At Any Cost

In this article, Rocco Loiacono contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the economic cost of net zero. $52 billion is only the beginning for WA Two weeks ago, we got a taste of the brave new world of renewable energy. Victoria’s grid collapsed on a hot and windy afternoon. 530,000 homes were left without power, train
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Scott Hargreaves On IPA Research On Western Australia’s Energy Plan 6PR Perth Live – 22 February 2024
22 February 2024

Scott Hargreaves On IPA Research On Western Australia’s Energy Plan 6PR Perth Live – 22 February 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Scott Hargreaves joined Oliver Peterson on 6PR to to discuss new research which shows WA’s energy plan is unaffordable at any cost. 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. Oliver Peterson: It is nine past four.
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Western Australia’s Energy Plan Unachievable At Any Cost Will Create $52 Billion Black hole
22 February 2024

Western Australia’s Energy Plan Unachievable At Any Cost Will Create $52 Billion Black hole

“Blackouts in Victoria demonstrate what happens when ideology trumps engineering in an energy system. Western Australia is on track to make the very same mistakes as the east-coast, and it will cost the state billions of dollars,” said Dr Kevin You, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA launched a new research report, Unachievable at Any
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Unachievable At Any Cost
22 February 2024

Unachievable At Any Cost

To meet its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 80 per cent below 2020 levels, the Western Australian state government will decommission its remaining coal-fired power stations by the end of the decade. Western Australia is uniquely vulnerable to issues arising from the intermittency of renewable energy generation due to its geographical isolation and lack of network interconnectivity. In
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Activists’ Bid For Ban Puts Jobs At Risk
17 February 2024

Activists’ Bid For Ban Puts Jobs At Risk

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. Don’t let Tasmania’s salmon
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Government Can’t Have A Stake On Both Sides
3 February 2024

Government Can’t Have A Stake On Both Sides

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 emphatic verdict of
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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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