Institute Submissions to Government

Response to the Energy Green Paper (November 2014)

The Institute's response to the Energy Green Paper is now available.  pdfClick here.

It contains nine recommendations, framed as a single package.  In summary we are making two main points.

Firstly, that the principle of technology neutrality is critical to Australia's future energy policy.  Energy wars only do damage to the economy, industry and the community (Recommendation 1).

Secondly, Australia cannot arrive at, much less pursue, a long-term national energy vision simply by the Commonwealth publishing a White Paper every time there is a change of government.  An independent review mechanism is required to bring together the necessary resources and expertise in a way that is attuned to industry and community concerns.  A task force that reports to the COAG Energy Council may be as good a place as any to start (Recommendation 8).

Events

"Meet the author of Blackout - Matthew Warren"

We are excited to invite you to an event where you'll meet the author of 2019’s topical book “Blackout”. 

Author Mr Matthew Warren will provide an overview of his book, focusing on ‘unresolved issues and future ideas’ of the energy market and then take questions from the audience.

Location: Sydney

Date:  Monday 29 April

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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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What's New

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.

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