Institute Events

Executive Briefing with Jessica Lovering

The EPIA hosted a late-afternoon Executive Briefing on:


Speaker:  Jessica Lovering, Energy Director, Breakthrough Institute, California, USA

Date and Time: Tuesday 30 May 2017 at 4pm 

Venue:   Piper Alderman, Level 23 Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Ms Lovering described how the US energy industry and the nuclear industry will need to be more innovative. She explained that:

  • The next generation of nuclear plants holds promise to be cheaper, safer, more flexible, and faster to build than the current fleet.
  • To meet the needs of deregulated markets in developed countries, and to outcompete cheap fossil fuels in the developing world, the nuclear industry will need to innovate.
  • Innovation will require far-reaching changes to the nuclear industry itself, and to the public institutions, policies, and regulations designed to support it.
  • It will more specifically require tilting the playing field away from large, incumbent nuclear firms and toward smaller, more entrepreneurial start-ups.
  • With its growing ecosystem of advanced nuclear companies, world-leading nuclear engineering programs and national laboratories, and extensive venture capital networks, the US is positioned to lead the shift.

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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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What's New

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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