Institute Events

Executive Briefing with Jessica Lovering

The EPIA hosted a late-afternoon Executive Briefing on:


Speaker:  Jessica Lovering, Energy Director, Breakthrough Institute, California, USA

Date and Time: Tuesday 30 May 2017 at 4pm 

Venue:   Piper Alderman, Level 23 Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Ms Lovering described how the US energy industry and the nuclear industry will need to be more innovative. She explained that:

  • The next generation of nuclear plants holds promise to be cheaper, safer, more flexible, and faster to build than the current fleet.
  • To meet the needs of deregulated markets in developed countries, and to outcompete cheap fossil fuels in the developing world, the nuclear industry will need to innovate.
  • Innovation will require far-reaching changes to the nuclear industry itself, and to the public institutions, policies, and regulations designed to support it.
  • It will more specifically require tilting the playing field away from large, incumbent nuclear firms and toward smaller, more entrepreneurial start-ups.
  • With its growing ecosystem of advanced nuclear companies, world-leading nuclear engineering programs and national laboratories, and extensive venture capital networks, the US is positioned to lead the shift.

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"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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