Institute Events

Energy State of the Nation (ESON) 2015 - 20 March, Sydney

'Energy Policy, Energy Markets | Getting the priorities right' was the theme of the 9th annual ESON forum.

ESON was held on Friday 20 March in Sydney at the Amora Hotel Jamison.  Topics discussed included ..

  • Integrating energy policy and climate policy - How can this be done without crippling investment in the energy industry and damaging the economy? 
  • How do we encourage innovation? Will a policy of technology diversity and neutrality work?

Governments must get their priorities right!  ESON2015 debated this issue.  

ESON was preceded on Thursday 19 March by [Y]ESON - the [Young]Energy State of the Nation forum.  [Y]ESON was open to future energy leaders who were nominated by members of the Energy Policy Institute.  

Click on the links below to view some of the speaker presentations.

Dr Alan Broadfoot, Director, Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources, University of Newcastle

Mr Richard Grace, Chief Currency & Rates Strategist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Mr John Jamieson, Markets & Risk Manager, APA Group

Mr Jarrod Powell, Government and International Relations Advisor, ANSTO

Mr John Ryan, Associate Secretary, Department of Science and Industry

Professor Yang Yufeng - part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7


"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.

pdfClick here to view the compendium of key points. 

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.

pdfClick here to view the compendium of key points.

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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