Institute Events

EPIA Briefing, 8 August 2013 : Guest speaker - Randa Fahmy Hudome

International guest speaker Ms Randa Fahmy Hudome of Fahmy Hudome International, government relations consultants of Washington DC shared her views on: 

  • The geopolitics of US energy independence.
  • How the US is managing the controversy over unconventional gas production and what Australia can learn from US experience.
  • The implications of US exports of LNG for global and Australian gas markets.
  • How the US is moving ahead with integration of its energy security and climate policies.

An internationally recognised expert in energy policy and Middle East/North Africa market access, Randa has more than twenty-five years of legal and public policy experience, including service in both the executive and legislative branches of the United States Government.

Randa is a former US Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy, and has served as the Department of Energy’s representative to the Paris-based International Energy Agency.

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Following Randa’s presentation there was a wide-ranging panel discussion and Q&A session involving three leading Australian energy industry figures.


4.30 pm   

Opening remarks by Robert Pritchard, Executive Director, Energy Policy Institute of Australia

4.40 pm Presentation by Randa Fahmy Hudome
5.10 pm

Panel discussion and Q&A with ..

  • Keith Orchison, Principal of Coolibah Consulting
  • Lyall Howard, Policy Director NSW, APPEA
  • Sam Maresh, Manager Government Relations NSW, Rio Tinto
6.00 pm Close followed by a reception and informal discussions with Ms Fahmy Hudome and the panellists

Acknowledgment: The EPIA deeply appreciates the generosity of Rio Tinto Energy and the University of Queensland Energy Initiative in sponsoring Ms Fahmy Hudome’s visit to Australia. The EPIA also appreciates the generosity of King & Wood Mallesons in providing the venue for her Sydney presentation.

Venue:                 King & Wood Mallesons, Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney


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

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EPIA Submission to Government - July 2019

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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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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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