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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"Executive Briefing on Innovation in Nuclear Energy"

The briefing will be opened by the Hon John Barilaro, Deputy Premier of New South Wales. It will feature our International Guest Speaker Suzanne Jaworowski, Senior Advisor, Policy & Communications, US Office of Nuclear Energy and Chair of the Steering Committee of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation.

What: EPIA Executive Briefing on "Innovation in Nuclear Energy"
When: Tuesday 10 March 2020, 6 - 8 pm
Where: Piper Alderman Meeting Room, Lv 23, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Cost: $50 (includes refreshments)

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Policy Papers

Policy Paper 1/20 "The Gaping Hole: the absence of an energy vision in Australia, its consequences and an alternative way forward"

Author: Robert Pritchard, Executive Director, EPIA

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Public Policy Papers: A compendium of Key Points (to Feb 2020) 

Since May 2013 the Institute has published 25 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

EPIA's Executive Director presentation to the USEA - Nov 2019

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