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CEF in the media  |  Nov 16, 2022

ADB’s plant retirement plan asks investors to back coal now to ditch it later

Reuters

Tim Buckley says the Asian Development Bank’s plan to retire coal plants early, assuming the deployment of replacement firmed renewables capacity, “is an excellent first example of how the developed world can help finance decarbonisation of energy in emerging markets whilst also ensuring energy security and reliability” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Nov 15, 2022

AGL AGM: a victory for impact investors resets company for zero carbon future

ABC NewsRadio

Tim Buckley in an extended interview on the reform of the board at AGL’s AGM – where strategic impact investors used their shareholder muscle to force board renewal and change in the form of the first ever, long overdue Transition Action Plan from Australia’s biggest fossil. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Nov 15, 2022

Rejuvenation of AGL board a clear mandate to act now on climate and decarbonisation

ABC TV News Channel

Tim Buckley gives the first analysis on ABC TV News Channel of the landmark shift today that saw 4 independent directors elected to the AGL board, heralding a dramatic acceleration of our #1 carbon polluter’s decarbonisation – including a mandate to end coal power by 2035 with a planned transition that rapidly upscales investment in firmed renewables and looks after workers. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Nov 15, 2022

Activists toast AGL victory

The Australian

Tim Buckley joins the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility in welcoming the overhaul of the AGL board today, and the huge opportunities this presents to accelerate transition and scale up renewable investment: “AGL is a key Australian energy sector incumbent, with financial resources and staffing that can now be leveraged constructively, with the right leadership.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Nov 15, 2022

Mike Cannon-Brookes succeeds in shaking up AGL board

The Guardian

Tim Buckley comments on the new dawn at Australia’s biggest carbon polluter AGL today, as 4 independent directors are appointed to the board, ushering in “a turning point” toward decarbonisation and investment in renewables: “This board renewal is critical for AGL investors given the opportunity to start to reverse the $10bn of shareholder wealth destruction in the last six years”. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Nov 11, 2022

COP27: India, China on track to overachieve 2030 UN climate targets

Business Standard

Tim Buckley highlights progress on decarbonisation in India and China, noting, for example, that at the current rate of installs, China is on track to reach its 2030 renewables target of 1,200GW five years earlier with a possible plateauing of emissions this decade, ahead of the 2030 official peaking target. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Nov 11, 2022

What the Origin bid means for Australia’s energy transition

Investor Daily

Tim Buckley in an extended interview with Investor Daily looks at the huge private equity bid by Brookfield and MidOcean for Origin Energy, coupled with their $20bn commitment to renewables, and AGL’s prospects to transform from climate laggard to leader ahead of its AGM, noting the accelerating capital flows to decarbonisation. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Nov 10, 2022

Big bid for Australia’s Origin defies industry fear of gas price cap

Reuters

Tim Buckley notes that Brookfield and MidOcean’s bid for Origin exposes the “lie that governments working in the interests of Australians in an energy crisis will scare off foreign investment.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Nov 7, 2022

What’s expected to happen at COP27?

Triple J Hack

Tim Buckley breaks down expectations for COP27, with compensation for the climate change loss and damage suffered by poorer nations top of the agenda this year. (at 21:25). Read more
CEF in the media  |  Nov 6, 2022

Entire state’s power system on the brink as Indian loan to Aussie miner Griffin Coal turns toxic

ABC online

A deepening coal crisis in Western Australia, linked to an Indian bank loan to gone bad, is threatening to turn the lights out this summer. Tim Buckley explains in this feature from ABC national energy reporter Daniel Mercer. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Nov 4, 2022

Pressure mounting on $318b energy giant that says it cares about climate

Sydney Morning Herald

Despite the very real problem of greenwash, Tim Buckley remains hopeful that some leading fossil fuel companies will pivot to play their part in reducing climate change via ongoing scrutiny from consumers, shareholders and authorities, and ongoing investment in the financial and technology sectors. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Nov 3, 2022

Australia and US push to ‘friendshore’ critical supply chains draws rebuke from China

PV Magazine

“Friendshoring” – ensuring supply chains come from geopolitical allies – is the focus of this piece featuring the work of CEF’s Tim Buckley and Matt Pollard analysing critical minerals value adding projects in Australia. Read more

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