The Victoria Energy Policy Centre (VEPC) is a research centre focussing on policy challenges in energy in Australia, with a particular focus on Victoria.


The VEPC's core research discipline is economics, but we encourage collaboration between experts from different academic traditions. We combine academically rigorous research and analysis, with a practical understanding of government processes. 

Our Latest Report

CCS report cover.jpg

Reality check: Why CCS has no role in Australia’s energy system


A review of the evidence: Costs of carbon capture and storage applied to electricity generation in Australia. Report prepared for the Australian Conservation Foundation by Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director. December 2020

Download the report (6.4mbs) by clicking on the image (left).

VEPC in the News

Under pressure: coal-fired power plants feel the heat from renewables

Noel Towell, The Age, 23 February 2021

Photo credit: Dorothy Chiron/

Latest Commentary

VEPC NEM Dashboard

Texas was a warning. Australia needs to rethink the design of its electricity market


Bruce Mountain, The Conversation, 26 February 2021

Photo credit: Marouanesitti/

© 2021. Victoria Energy Policy Centre, The Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities (ISILC), Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.