The Institute engages in the development of public policy through its extensive relationships with government departments and agencies.
Federal and State Government
The Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program made a submission to the Energy Security Board's Post 2025 Market Design Consulation Paper.
The ECI Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific made a submission to the Australian Government's Review of Australia's Bilateral Investment Treaties.
The Energy Change Institute provided a submission to the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth. ECI members also gave testimony to the inquiry, which is examining ways of diversifying Australia's Trade and Investment Profile.
The Energy Change Institute provided a submission to the Technology Investment Roadmap discussion paper. This was in addition to submissions provided by the ANU Climate Change Institute, the Battery Storage & Grid Integration Program, the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy, and colleagues from the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, whose submisson emphasised Solar PV and wind generation.
ECI Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific response to Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources' Hydrogen Certification survey 2020
ECI Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific submission to the Draft 2020 Integrated System Plan for the National Electricity Market
ECI researchers contribute to public policy development through their individual research expertise as part of their everyday activities – particularly in the disciplines of economics, law, sociology and policy. Amongst many individual achievements throughout the year, ECI researchers contributed to the following areas of public policy:
Professor Andrew Blakers – Submission to Draft 2020 Integrated System Plan for the National Electricity Market