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Climate change risk added to banking watchdog’s beat
As the Treasurer announces that APRA will be required to bring climate risks into its considerations, Tim Buckley says “We also need the right APRA benchmarks to align our massive superannuation investment pool with the massive transition opportunities staring Australia in the face.” Read moreRead more
Is the tide turning for Australia’s fossil fuel exports?
“The reason the OCE is forecasting our LNG, coking coal and thermal coal as structurally challenged is that lower prices means their value is going to halve in the next three to four years,” says Tim Buckley. Read moreRead more
‘Huge subsidy fest’: Australia has the critical materials, but can it compete in the manufacturing race?
Speaking at the Renewables and Critical Minerals Superpower webinar hosted by the Smart Energy Council on Tuesday, Tim Buckley outlined the fierce competition flooding into the clean energy space, especially around manufacturing. Read moreRead more
Mission critical: Can Australia win from the clean energy arms race?
The Sydney Morning Herald
“We have been a dig and ship country for 50 years,” says Tim Buckley. “Fifty per cent of the entire world’s lithium supply came from Australia last year. We have the opportunity to play at world scale, as we do in iron ore, as we do in gold, and as we do in thermal coal” but we must do more to value-add by processing onshore. Read moreRead more
OP ED | Fossil fuel dinosaurs spot major opportunity in Australian offshore wind
Nishtha Aggarwal & Tim Buckley: There is plenty of room to remain skeptical, but we may be witnessing an important capital shift that signals the end of fossil fuel climate denialism. Read moreRead more
Pentagon to secure Australian minerals in green deal
The Saturday Paper
“America has announced 40 gigawatts of new solar module manufacturing capacity in the last six months, on the back of the Inflation Reduction Act – a six-fold expansion [in] American solar module manufacturing capacity. China has announced 294 gigawatts of new solar module manufacturing capacity in just the last three months, all of which will be commissioned within the next two years, if not sooner,” says Buckley. “The IEA says China accounted for 65 per cent of global clean tech manufacturing factory expansions in the first three months of this year.” Read moreRead more
OP ED | Latest hike could be power price peak – as long as we decouple from inflationary fossil fuels
Tim Buckley: ” A halving of installed solar costs by 2030 will accelerate the energy transition and progressively unwind the fossil fuel cost of living crisis inflicted in 2022/23, and create a medium term deflationary tailwind to offset the rising interest rate cycle hitting households in 2023.” Read moreRead more
Victorian Default Offer set to surge in 2023
Tim Buckley said, “We expect that this could well be the peak in absolute electricity and gas prices at the retail level. There is a massive lag in the system in passing through the 2022 hyperinflation of fossil fuel commodity prices, which in turn squeezed up electricity prices to record Australian highs. It is really important for Australian consumers to understand that unlike inflationary fossil fuels, renewables are progressively deflationary, even including firming costs. For example, we expect solar module prices to decline by ten per cent per year over the rest of this decade, re-engaging the decade long trend seen since 2010.” Read moreRead more
Why are energy prices about to rise and what can we do about it?
Tim Buckley on ABC Melbourne 774 talking about the Australian Energy Regulator’s projections on the forthcoming energy price rises, noting that the pain will ease as zero emissions low cost renewables begin to dominate. Read moreRead more
Australian Energy Regulator flags price hike
Tim Buckley on ABC NewsRadio breaks down why energy prices are about to rise, noting that without the federal intervention last year to cap prices the increase would be double the expected ~20-25% Read moreRead more
OP ED | New clean energy surges past coal in China
Climate & Capital Media
As CEF China energy policy analyst Xuyang Dong writes, renewables are now leading China’s newly added power capacity for the first time, even as new coal power plants continue to come online. During the first quarter of 2023, China added a record 50 GW of RE capacity. Read moreRead more
Australian clean tech to benefit from US Inflation Reduction Act subsidies
Tim Buckley described the US-Australia Climate and Energy Compact announced this week as a critically-important development in the context of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which is turbocharging the energy transformation in the US with upwards of $800 billion of federal investment in clean energy initiatives and attracting a massive influx of global capital to the US, opening up huge investment opportunities for Australian companies. Read moreRead more