Institute Events

What Can Australia Expect from Nuclear Energy?

Sydney, Wednesday 18 April 2018 4pm - 5.30pm followed by reception.

Special Guest: Hon John Barilaro, Deputy Premier of New South Wales

This briefing follows Deputy Premier Barilaro’s participation in the International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. The Deputy Premier will report on his discussions with officials of the US, Canada and Argentina and leading business people on prospects for international collaboration to speed up nuclear energy and industrial development.

Questions for discussion included:

  • How can Australia and the region benefit from nuclear energy?
  • Will small modular reactors (SMRs) be a game-changer for the power system?
  • Will SMRs be compatible with climate policy, transport policy and industrial development needs?
  • What is the likely timing? Can it be speeded up?
  • How can communities be involved?

Attendees heard the Deputy Premier’s stimulating views on these issues. EPIA also assembled a panel of leading experts to join the Deputy Premier in a panel discussion, including:

  • Tony Irwin, Technical Director, SMR Nuclear Technology Pty Ltd
  • Daniel Zavattiero, Executive Director-Uranium, Minerals Council of Australia

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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

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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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