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CEF in the media  |  Jan 21, 2023

Weekend Read: Deploying a gigawatt scale mindset

PV Magazine

Tim Buckley in an extensive interview on the burgeoning potential of off-grid, gigawatt scale solar in Australia and elsewhere. “Grid-connected utility scale solar in markets such as Australia and the US is going to be cannibalised by rooftop solar. If, as expected, Australia has 68 GW of rooftop solar in 2050, the volume of excess electricity injected into the network should mean grid power will be virtually free 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. That would mean utility solar only being viable alongside energy storage which would enable it to shift loads into the evening.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jan 20, 2023

The race to make diesel engines run on hydrogen

BBC

Tim Buckley: “The idea of blending hydrogen and diesel together in an existing engine is something of a Holy Grail for decarbonising heavy industry and mining” but “Can research engineers actually deploy it in a commercial setting outside the university?” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jan 20, 2023

OP ED | Dangers of gas on climate and health mount as world moves to electrify

Canberra Times

As the ACT bans methane gas connections in new homes, new peer-reviewed research finds that 13% of childhood asthma cases in the US can be attributed to gas stove use. Tim Buckley writes that it’s time to turn off this expensive, toxic legacy fuel, shut down the cartel’s self-interested gaslighting, and “electrify everything” – reaping the economic, health and climate benefits of the transition. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jan 19, 2023

Billionaires once united in visionary project now feuding over claims of ‘inexperienced management’

CNN

Tim Buckley comments in this CNN feature on the latest developments in the Sun Cable saga, reflecting on Andrew Forrest’s contention that Singapore doesn’t want electrons, it wants “molecules”, ie green hydrogen and ammonia. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jan 16, 2023

Part 1: ACT ends gas connections to new homes

ABC Radio

Part 1 of an extended interview with Tim Buckley on ABC Radio Drive about the ACT policy which has ended toxic and expensive methane gas connections to new homes as of 1 Jan this year, and the enormous financial and other benefits of electrifying everything. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jan 16, 2023

Part 2: ACT ends gas connections to new homes

ABC Radio

Part 2 of an extended interview with Tim Buckley on ABC Radio Drive about the ACT policy which has ended toxic and expensive methane gas connections to new homes as of 1 Jan this year, and the enormous financial and other benefits of electrifying everything. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jan 12, 2023

Is Sun Cable listed on the ASX?

Motley Fool

Tim Buckley says that while the current funding structure of Sun Cable is dead, it doesn’t mean the whole vision’s dead – it can be resurrected with a new corporate structure and, potentially, governments taking a larger financial stake. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jan 12, 2023

The Sun Cable project “isn’t dead”

Sky News

Tim Buckley in an extended interview on Sun Cable, noting that this challenging project proposal – a world first – needs sufficient government endorsement, and while it is currently in administration this is not equivalent to liquidation. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jan 12, 2023

Northern Territory government downplays Sun Cable’s voluntary administration as list of troubled major projects grows

ABC online

Tim Buckley notes that in a project at the scale and complexity of Sun Cable, strategic, geopolitical, financial hiccups are inevitable and the current financial situation does not mean the vision is dead. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jan 7, 2023

Coal’s executioners gather to plot the kill

Sydney Morning Herald

Tim Buckley comments in this feature on the global shutting off of the pipeline of new coal power stations – a key phase in the international campaign to end coal and hasten the energy transition. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Dec 30, 2022

ExxonMobil sues EU in attempt to stop a new windfall tax

ABC Radio National Breakfast

Exxon Mobil is trying to sue its way out of a windfall war profits tax (33% levy on profits in excess of average profits over last 4 years) to tackle soaring energy prices claiming it will deter investment. Tim Buckley undoes the spin, pointing out Exxon will make $60bn profit this year and would be paying only $2bn of this under the windfall tax, and similar taxes (eg in WA and Norway) have not deterred investment. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Dec 21, 2022

How climate denial became the anti-ESG movement 

Energy Monitor

As Vanguard leaves the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative in the context of the chilling effect on investment of the US Republicans’ anti-ESG movement, Tim Buckley notes that Vanguard was such a climate laggard its exit could be a mutually agreed decision. Meanwhile Blackrock leads in this space and the US Climate Bill triggers a huge influx of capital into clean energy. Read more
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