Institute Submissions to Government

Energy Policy and Climate Policy Must Be Integrated (3 August 2009)

This topical paper recommends that governments around the world, including Australia, should integrate their energy and climate policies. The main points addressed in the paper are:  

  • There are too many overlapping and uncertain climate policies - over 1000 policies have been introduced around the world since 1990 but, despite all these efforts, global emissions continue to rise.
  • The present policy approach is not completely rational - governments cannot just set emission targets and hope for the best - there is also a need for low-emission technology strategies to deliver the abatement required.
  • Climate policies should not be left to climate officials alone - climate and energy policies must be integrated to produce commercial solutions.
  • In August 2008, the UK recognised this and established a Department of Energy and Climate Change to address the problem.

This paper has been submitted by the Energy Policy Institute to Australian Government Ministers and to the Australian Energy White Paper process.   

It has also been submitted to the World Energy Council in London and will be considered by the World Energy Council at its annual meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland in September 2009.

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"Australia Facing Decarbonisation: Policies, Technologies, Timing and Costs"

This international briefing will provide an insight into Australia’s potential role in addressing global decarbonisation goals and may have a bearing on the future energy security of Australia. International keynotes will join Australian Panelists from the Renewables, Coal, Gas and Nuclear sectors for lively debate.

Registration to this event also includes complimentary admission to a follow up Roundtable on "System Costs of Decarbonisation" with the William Magwood, Director General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) on Thursday 28 February in Sydney. (Information in brochure below)

Location: Sydney

Date:  Friday 22 February 2019 - 2pm to 5.30pm followed by a reception to 7pm

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Policy Papers

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 February 2019) 

Since May 2013 the Institute has published 23 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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