Institute Events

Global Energy Policy Under Trump - February 2017

Global energy markets face a pivotal moment with the change of leadership in Washington on January 20. President Trump has promised to make significant policy changes and reduce red tape and regulation to further unleash America’s potential to produce cheap energy. This will have widespread repercussions for energy-producing and energy-consuming countries, including Australia. We all need to understand what is coming, and to make sense of the sometimes contradictory declarations Mr. Trump and his team have written, said, and Tweeted on the way to the White House.  What happens next in this critical part of the global economy will affect every business in every country, and the topic deserves our keen attention. EPIA and AmCham were pleased to offer a true Washington Energy Policy Insider, visiting Australia just weeks after the new administration entered office.

The Energy Policy Institute teamed up with The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia to bring Barry Worthington, Executive Director of the United States Energy Association to speak at several luncheons in February - Sydney on 21st, Melbourne on 22nd and Brisbane on 23rd.

Barry K. Worthington has been the Executive Director of the United States Energy Association (USEA) since 1988. USEA is a bipartisan advisory organisation that represents 150 members across the U.S. energy sector, from the largest Fortune 500 companies to small energy consulting firms. USEA is also the U.S Member the World Energy Council, the UN-accredited global energy body that advises global energy leaders and countries on energy resource management. USEA’s team of international energy specialists work with the federal government, energy companies, and energy ministers to build out energy infrastructure in developing countries.

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Left : Niels Marquardt, CEO of American Chamber of Commerce

Centre: Barry Worthington, Executive Director the United States Energy Association

Right: Robert Pritchard, Executive Director of the Energy Policy Institute of Australia


"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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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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