EPIA's Executive Director recently presented a paper to the United States Energy Association (USEA) on "The Future of Energy in Australia".

 

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EPIA's Executive Director interviewed by Alan Jones: 'Forced penetration' of renewables is 'destabilising the entire power system'.  

 

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Executive Director of the Energy Policy Institute of Australia Robert Pritchard told Sky News that 'forced penetration of renewables is destabilising the entire power system.' Mr Pritchard says a 'systems approach' needs to be undertaken in order to run a power system, and along with renewables, coal, gas and nuclear have a part to play.

Sky News host Alan Jones says it's illegal to operate a nuclear reactor in Australia, yet 'Russia, the United States, Japan and China are building new ones ... and they have coal like we do.' Australia has more than 40 per cent of the world's uranium reserves, but nuclear power is banned under the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

Mr Jones says, 'We should be exploiting that advantage to generate clean, reliable, nuclear power ... Every year we export more than 400 shipping containers of uranium, enough to generate all of our own electricity with zero emissions.'

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There surely cannot be any more serious message to policymakers than what the Energy Security Board (ESB) sent in its 94-page annual Health of the Market report at the end of 2018.

Author: Robert Pritchard, Executive Director, EPIA

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Report on EPIA's April event: "What Can Australia Expect from Nuclear Energy?"

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Report from the EPIA Member Briefing held in Sydney on 23 January 2018

Chair: Robert Pritchard, Executive Director, Energy Policy Institute of Australia
Panel: Dr Ron Loveland, Energy Advisor to the Welsh Government
           Dr Liz Develin, Deputy Secretary, NSW Department of Planning and Environment
           Dr Jonathan Mirrlees-Black, Director, Cambridge Economic Policy Associates

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pdfClick here to download the report

The Institute Newsletter published in July 2015.    pdfEPIA_Newsletter_July_2015.pdf.

What's New

EPIA Webinar transcript: A Low-Emissions Technology Roadmap for Australia (June 2020)

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Key Goals and Principles of a Post-COVID-19 National Energy Plan (May 2020)

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EPIA's Executive Briefing on "Innovation in Nuclear" - March 2020

pdf graphicClick here to view the video presentation from Suzanne Jaworowski of the US DOE

Policy Papers

Policy Paper 2/20 "Nuclear power through the lens of an Australian Trade Union"

Author: Geoff Dyke, Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining & Energy Union

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

Since May 2013 the Institute has published 26 Public Policy Papers.

pdfClick here to view the compendium of key points.