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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What's New

"Policy Overview: After 20 Years, We Have Barely Started" (Nov 2020)

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EPIA Priority Technologies Forum (Nov 2020)

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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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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.

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