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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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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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It’s Time To Concentrate On Keeping The Lights On
31 May 2023

It’s Time To Concentrate On Keeping The Lights On

In this article, Scott Hargreaves contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into electricity prices, 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. With the recent closure of the Liddell Power
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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 SEC A Dependable Source Of Cheap Politics
17 March 2023

New SEC A Dependable Source Of Cheap Politics

In this article, Scott Hargreaves contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into energy prices, 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. Households and industry in Victoria are being conned
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Unprecedented Use Of Legislation Threatens Australia’s Energy Security And Jobs
9 February 2023

Unprecedented Use Of Legislation Threatens Australia’s Energy Security And Jobs

“The Federal Environment Minister’s unprecedented decision to cancel a vital natural resource project highlights, yet again, that fringe activists are now dictating Australia’s energy policy,” said Dr Kevin You, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. The decision by Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek to reject the Central Queensland Coal Project is the first time that s130(1) of the
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Callide Crisis A Sign Of Things To Come For Our Energy Network
4 November 2022

Callide Crisis A Sign Of Things To Come For Our Energy Network

“The shutdown of all the generators at Callide, and the likely blackouts and load-shedding to follow, is a frightening reminder of how fragile Australia’s energy system is thanks to the policy of net zero emissions by 2050,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, due to compounding equipment failures, the Callide Power Station, located
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The Big Winner Is China
9 August 2022

The Big Winner Is China

The ongoing net zero push for renewable energy has one major beneficiary – and it is not Australia Last month, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, addressing the media at the Pacific Islands Forum, said the policy of net zero emissions by 2050 and renewable energy were “Australia’s jobs opportunity”. While the PM’s visit to Fiji was valuable to reset Australia’s neglected
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Labor’s Net Zero Bill To Further Push Up Power Prices And Erode Energy Sovereignty
27 July 2022

Labor’s Net Zero Bill To Further Push Up Power Prices And Erode Energy Sovereignty

“As feared, the introduction of Labor’s net zero legislation today confirms it will fuel further increases in electricity costs by destroying affordable and reliable base-load power generation,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The Climate Change Bill 2022 introduced into Parliament today mandates that Australia’s emissions must be cut to at least 43% by
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