ANU Experts: energy policy

At 12pm Federal Opposition leader Bill Shorten will unveil Labor's plan for energy policy.

The Australian National University (ANU) has experts available to speak about the Census as well as all areas of policy and concerns.

They can be contacted directly, or through the media hotline on 02 6125 7979.


Professor Ken Baldwin
Director, ANU Energy Change Institute
T: 02 6125 4702
M: 0432 987 251

“Labor has laid down the gauntlet to the Coalition to create a bipartisan approach to aligning climate and energy policy, which has been in disarray for over decade and created barriers to energy investment. 

“But Labor has also shown it is prepared to go it alone and use the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to underwrite investment in key energy infrastructure, complementing the massive investment by the private sector currently being undertaken in renewable energy generation. 

“Our analysis of data from the Clean Energy Regulator shows if industry is allowed to continue investing at the current rate, then Labor’s target of 50% renewable energy by 2030 could potentially be met by the mid-2020s. 

“Labor’s proposed incentives for household renewable adoption are smaller, but address social equity issues by means testing and by providing incentives for rental and social housing.  It is important in the electricity sector’s transformation to renewable energy that people are not left behind.”


Associate Professor Frank Jotzo
Director, Centre for Climate Economics & Policy
ANU Crawford School of Public Policy
Expertise: Economics and policy of climate change
Note: Professor Jotzo is overseas so please contact by email

Professor Andrew Blakers
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
T: 02 6125 5905
Expertise: Sustainable energy

Dr Lachlan Blackhall
Entrepreneurial Fellow and Head, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program
ANU Research School of Engineering
M: 0412 946 126
Expertise: Battery technology, energy storage

Dr Matthew Stocks
Research School of Engineering
T: 02 61259876
Expertise: Renewable energy

Dr Paul Burke
ANU Crawford School of Public Policy
T: 02 6125 6566
M: 0421 083 933
Expertise: Energy economics

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