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Chris Greig

Director, UQ Energy Initiative

Greig ChrisGreig Chris is Professor of Energy Strategy at University of Queensland and Director of the UQ Energy Initiative. This is a university wide initiative providing strategic leadership for energy research across all of the faculties and institutes within the university. The initiative covers energy production and utilisation, electricity generation and distribution and transportation fuels for both fossil fuels and renewable resources. The scope of research activities ranges from engineering, material sciences and mining research, to social policy, economics and environment, reflecting the specific challenges facing Australia with its abundant and cost competitive coal and gas resources and an economy that is heavily reliant on fossil fuels.

Prior to joining the University, Chris had 25 years of project and executive experience in the industrial, mining and energy sectors, both within Australia and abroad. Most recently he was Project Director for ZeroGen Pty Ltd which undertook a comprehensive study of the feasibility a large scale IGCC plant integrated with CCS in Queensland. That project also completed one of the largest onshore CO2 storage exploration and appraisal programs undertaken globally.

Chris has Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Master of Engineering Science and PhD, all from the University of Queensland.

Events

"Australia Facing Decarbonisation: Policies, Technologies, Timing and Costs"

This international briefing provided an insight into Australia’s potential role in addressing global decarbonisation goals and may have a bearing on the future energy security of Australia. International keynotes joined Australian Panelists from the Renewables, Coal, Gas and Nuclear sectors for lively debate.

Location: Sydney

Date:  Friday 22 February

A report on the forum can be downloaded by clicking here.

Presentations can be found on the Events Page: click here

Policy Papers

Policy Paper 2/19 "One judgment brings upheaval for energy and climate policy in Australia"

Author: Robert Pritchard, Executive Director, EPIA

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Policy Paper 1/19 "Why no Energy Policy?"

Author: John McDonnell, Principal, McDonnell Policy Analysis

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Public Policy Papers: A compendium of Key Points (to February 2019) 

Since May 2013 the Institute has published 23 Public Policy Papers.

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Public Policy Papers : A Compendium of Key Points (Aug 2016)

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Since May 2013 the Institute has published twelve Public Policy Papers.

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What's New

The ESB’s Alarming Report on the ‘Health of the National Electricity Market"

Author: Robert Pritchard, Executive Director, EPIA

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Submission to the Department of the Environment and Energy on its Public Consultation Paper:

“Underwriting New Generation Investments.” (October 2018)

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Policy Research Note: "The Likely Viability of Nuclear Power in Australia"

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A Preliminary Commentary on the Collapse of the National Energy Guarantee

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The Institute’s submission to the COAG Energy Council, August 2016.

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