Net Zero Policy

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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138,000 Jobs In New South Wales Put At Risk By Legislated Net Zero Target
12 October 2023

138,000 Jobs In New South Wales Put At Risk By Legislated Net Zero Target

“The state government’s plan to legislate a reckless net zero target will do nothing more than increase power prices for households, destroy jobs in the regions and undermine the state’s energy security,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Introduced into state parliament today, the New South Wales government’s Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill will
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Relinquishing Australia’s Energy Security
12 August 2023

Relinquishing Australia’s Energy Security

The desire to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050 has become the all-encompassing, quasi-religious quest for countless governments, NGOs, and activists. However, the consequences of the transition from affordable and reliable energy sources, such as coal and gas, to so-called green, intermittent, and renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, has attracted very little attention. This is a remarkable
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Liddell The Line In The Sand
30 May 2023

Liddell The Line In The Sand

With the recent closure of Liddell Power Station, the electricity system is on a knife’s edge. It is time for energy policy makers to take stock – and focus on energy security – before it is too late. Australia can continue down the path of closing what have been reliable low-cost baseload power stations without adequate replacements being available. Or
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New South Wales Vital To Keeping Australia’s Light’s On
30 May 2023

New South Wales Vital To Keeping Australia’s Light’s On

“The closure of the Liddell Power Station has placed Australia’s energy generation network on the brink. Today the challenge is clear, no more affordable and reliable energy can be safely removed from the grid,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. In a landmark report on Australia’s energy security, Liddell the Line in the Sand, the
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Albanese Is Making Life Harder For Mainstream Australians
26 April 2023

Albanese Is Making Life Harder For Mainstream Australians

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s worker shortage crisis and commitment to net zero and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. The IPA has been dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic freedom through research and analysis since its inception in 1943. While Australians were ensconced
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No Time To Double Down On Failed Gas Price Cap Experiment
26 April 2023

No Time To Double Down On Failed Gas Price Cap Experiment

“The Federal Government’s proposal to extend the gas price cap to 2025 will dramatically restrict gas supplies, increasing the likelihood of supply shortages, all while driving up energy bills for families and business,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Revelations today that the Albanese Government is set to extend its gas price cap of
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IPA Research Tour Of Dubbo and Central Tablelands To Discuss Impact Of State Election Policies On Local Jobs
13 March 2023

IPA Research Tour Of Dubbo and Central Tablelands To Discuss Impact Of State Election Policies On Local Jobs

“Like so many regions throughout New South Wales, Dubbo and the Central Tablelands face an employment crisis, due to the emissions reduction policies of the major parties, who simply are not interested about jobs in regional communities,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the IPA will visit Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst, and Mudgee
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138,000 Jobs Under Threat Due To NSW State Election Emissions Policies
21 February 2023

138,000 Jobs Under Threat Due To NSW State Election Emissions Policies

“New South Wales is facing a regional jobs crisis, courtesy of the emission reduction policies both major parties are taking to the March state election, leaving voters with little choice,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the Institute of Public Affairs released a new research report, An analysis of the employment consequences of
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