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CEF in the media  |  May 23, 2023

Australian clean tech to benefit from US Inflation Reduction Act subsidies

Fifth Estate

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 more
CEF in the media  |  May 23, 2023

Biden-Australia climate compact: the race for clean energy


Tim Buckley shares his insights on the new US-Australia Climate Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Transformation Compact. He views this as a geopolitical statement of global significance for Australia, demonstrating strategic intent to collaborate on critical minerals, climate, and clean energy., also emphasising the importance of Congress ratifying President Biden’s commitment for the agreement to be realised. Read more
CEF in the media  |  May 23, 2023

$100m spent on underground mapping before tunnelling woes, Snowy Hydro boss admits

ABC online

Tim Buckley said he doubted Snowy Hydro could abandon the project given the amount of money already spent.But he said the project’s handling had so far been a “fiasco” and made a mockery of the initial rosy cost and construction time estimates. “It is going to cost an absolute bomb — at least five times what Turnbull announced. It’s all taxpayer money. The question is, how far have they gone? Is it too late to withdraw? I would’ve thought it is.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  May 22, 2023

Australia’s renewable superpower ambitions could be turbo-charged by Biden compact

Renew Economy

Tim Buckley says the new US-Australia Climate, Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Transformation Compact agreed by US President Biden and PM Albanese provides a landmark policy statement of strategic intent, formalising collaboration and coordination of policies and investments to expand and diversify the clean energy and critical minerals supply chains that underpin global decarbonisation. Read more
CEF in the media  |  May 22, 2023

Tim Buckley on ABC TV News Breakfast breaks down the historic Aus-US Climate, Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Transformation Compact

ABC TV News Channel

This last weekend, US President Biden and PM Albanese agreed a landmark compact for bilateral cooperation on climate and energy, which will massively boost inbound investment and elevate Australia’s potential to lead the world in production of value-added critical minerals, green hydrogen and materials key to the energy transition, as Tim Buckley explains. Read more
CEF in the media  |  May 19, 2023

Chevron tallies new investment for Gorgon carbon trap

Canberra Times

With Chevron’s giant CCS plant operating at a third of capacity, Tim Buckley says the run rates at Gorgon undermine the industry’s push for carbon capture and storage as a viable solution for decarbonisation. Read more
CEF in the media  |  May 18, 2023

Miners, battery makers and refineries to share $50m to power energy transition

The Sydney Morning Herald

“We’ve now got this massive policy and fiscal stimulus on anything to do with decarbonisation. In some respects, it’s a response to the geopolitics of China American trade relations,” Tim Buckley says. Read more
CEF in the media  |  May 18, 2023

Labor risks making Australia a ‘stranded asset country’ on climate

The Australian Financial Review

Tim Buckley says he is frustrated by the pragmatic gradualism of the Albanese Government a year into its term.“It lacks the ambition the climate science dictates, and has meant an insufficient policy and fiscal response to the US IRA – this is a real threat, pulling capital investment away from Australia into the US.” Tim says if Australia fails to use its status as one of America’s free trade partners, others like South Korea “will, with both hands, and we will remain the dig-and-ship nation of old.“ On the positive side the Safeguard Mechanism’s “credible, rising price on carbon emissions is exactly the right policy signal finance and corporates need to have the clarity to plan and invest with.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  May 17, 2023

World’s biggest carbon capture plant running at one third capacity, Chevron Australia reveals

ABC online

Tim Buckley said Chevron’s admissions that its giant Gorgon CCS capacity is operating at only one third capacity were an indictment on the technology. Tim said most of the carbon sequestration that took place across the globe was aimed at extracting more oil and gas from reservoirs. Read more
CEF in the media  |  May 16, 2023

Gas claims ‘ludicrous’ as energy transition fires up

Canberra Times

In this story across multiple mastheads via AAP, Tim Buckley said the idea, promoted by Resources Minister Madeleine King at the APPEA Summit, that Australia could reach net zero emissions and help our trade partners reach net zero by investing in new gas projects was “ludicrous”. He said it was positive further taxpayer-funded subsidies were not being offered for carbon capture and storage projects, with the government instead saying the polluter must pay. Read more
CEF in the media  |  May 12, 2023

Got Gas: Will the Government’s PRRT reform make any real changes?


Tim Buckley comments on the PRRT changes in the budget: “This looks very pedestrian relative to the LNG export industry’s windfall war-profiteering and oversized contribution to Australian domestic energy price hyperinflation. The far too modest PRRT reforms in this budget are a missed opportunity to deliver a substantial social dividend to the Australian people, limiting the government’s capacity to fund critically urgent social and energy transition programs, and undercutting the government’s claims to fiscal balance and responsibility.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  May 11, 2023

How the Good Guys got it wrong on gas and Bob Katter’s new vest

The Guardian

Refuting Bob Katter’s claims that RE in Australia supports China because much of the supply of solar panels and wind turbines is made there, Tim Buckley said this ignored how Australian mining also produced half of the world’s supply of lithium used for solar power, as well as other critical metals and minerals like copper, nickel and cobalt. Read more

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