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Interview by Alan Jones with EPIA's Executive Director

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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The ESB’s Alarming Report on the ‘Health of the National Electricity Market’

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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What can Australia Expect from Nuclear Energy?

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

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A Preliminary Commentary on the Collapse of the National Energy Guarantee

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Report of a Debate on the Future of Electricity Industry, January 2018

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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Report on Meeting of COAG Energy Council, August 2016

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Institute Newsletter

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

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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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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.

Policy Papers

Policy Paper 3/19 "Finding the Right Balance: Power System Flexibility in an Era of Decarbonisation: An Annotated Bibliography"

Author: Robert Pritchard, Executive Director, EPIA

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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 April 2019) 

Since May 2013 the Institute has published 24 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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