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CEF in the media  |  Feb 22, 2024

Qld premier announces $570m battery industry strategy

AAP

Queensland is poised to become Australia’s renewable energy “superpower” after unveiling a $570 million battery industry investment. Premier Steven Miles on Thursday announced the multimillion dollar strategy that is forecast to contribute $1.3 billion to the economy and create 9100 jobs by 2030. Think tank Climate Energy Finance (CEF) said Queensland was becoming the nation’s “cleantech leader”. “The battery strategy is further evidence that Queensland is not just undergoing an energy transition but a complete transformation from a legacy coal and gas petrostate to a renewable energy and critical minerals superpower,” CEF director Tim Buckley said. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 22, 2024

OP ED | From petrostate to electrostate: Queensland’s renewable energy push shows the Albanese government can move faster

The Guardian

Queensland is not just undergoing an energy transition, but a complete transformation from a legacy petrostate to a renewable energy superpower. Its staggering momentum has lessons for other states and the federal government. The state is a case study on the catalysing impact of public capital expenditure in “crowding-in” private investment to energy transition. As Climate Energy Finance’s new report released this week details, Queensland’s nation-leading investment in transmission, large-scale low-cost renewable energy and consumer energy resources (CERs) is resulting in a tidal wave of public and private capital. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 21, 2024

VIDEO | Can Australia be a renewables superpower?

ABC 7.30

With Laura Tingle on ABC TV’s 7.30, Tim Buckley supports calls by Rod Sims and Ross Garnaut of The Superpower Institute for the federal government to leverage Australia’s generational opportunity be become a zero-emissions trade and investment leader – and for a Carbon Solutions Levy to invest in the clean energy transition. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 21, 2024

Proactive Investors | Queensland leads clean energy charge with transformational investments

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New research from independent think tank Climate Energy Finance (CEF) has found that Queensland is leading the nation in the transition to renewable, clean power, having made transformational investments in transmission, large-scale, low-cost renewable energy and Consumer Energy Resources (CER). Interestingly, the revamp has offered regional Queensland new opportunities as well – CEF believes the Sunshine State is on the precipice of leaving behind its legacy of coal and gas and becoming a clean tech superpower with the minerals and renewable energy needed to service the global push to decarbonisation. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 21, 2024

Energy Source & Distribution | Report: Queensland leading Australia’s renewables race

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A new report by independent public interest think tank Climate Energy Finance (CEF) finds that Queensland’s nation-leading investment into transmission, large-scale low-cost renewable energy and Consumer Energy Resources (CER) is crowding-in a tidal wave of public and private capital. Leveraging Queensland’s game-changing $62 billion Energy and Jobs Plan, this is accelerating the state’s energy transition, reducing reliance on expensive, polluting fossil fuels and putting downward pressure on household and commercial energy bills. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 21, 2024

WIN News TV on Queensland Energy Transformation Report

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Tim Buckley appears on Queensland WIN News to discuss CEF’s new Queensland Energy Transformation report. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 21, 2024

How these scientists are steering Australia to a solar panel breakthrough

SBS

Solar pioneers are exploring ways to replace conventional silicon solar panels with lighter and more efficient solar cells printed on flexible plastic films to disprove the thesis that Australia “doesn’t do” advanced manufacturing. Energy analyst at independent think tank Climate Energy Finance, Xuyang Dong, said clear policy targets had helped led China to yield more than 80 per cent of the world’s solar manufacturing capacity. She said Australia had the opportunity to capitalise on the manufacturing of emerging solar technologies through similar “hard” policy planning. “China’s central government sets energy goals, such as its renewable energy development targets in the 14th Five-Year Plan, which compels state-owned energy enterprises to undergo transformations in line with these policies. It’s not a recommendation, it’s a compulsory command,” Dong said. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 21, 2024

ABC Radio Sunshine Coast with Tim Buckley

ABC Radio

Tim Buckley joins ABC Radio Sunshine Coast to discuss how Queensland’s Energy and Jobs Plan is bringing in a tidal wave of investment into large-scale renewables, as well as distributed energy resources. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 21, 2024

ABC Radio Brisbane with Tim Buckley and Kelly Higgins-Devine

ABC Radio

Tim Buckley joins Kelly Higgins-Devine to discuss Climate Energy Finance’s new report analysing Queensland’s energy transformation, covering government investment, renewables, rooftop solar and energy prices. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 21, 2024

Tidal wave of capital transforms Queensland into renewables and critical minerals superpower

Renew Economy

The sunshine state is at the precipice of transforming from a legacy coal and gas petrostate to a renewable energy superpower. It is in the process of unleashing its once-in-a-century opportunity to lead the world in exporting decarbonised critical minerals and metals key to the global energy transition. As we find in our new CEF report, Queensland’s nation-leading investment into transmission, large-scale low-cost renewable energy and Consumer Energy Resources (CER) is crowding-in a tidal wave of public and private capital. Off the back of the state’s game-changing Energy and Jobs Plan, this is turbocharging the energy transition, reducing reliance on expensive, polluting fossil fuels and slashing household and commercial energy bills. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 21, 2024

Tidal wave of investment gives Queensland’s energy transition momentum

PV Magazine

Independent Australian think tank Climate Energy Finance (CEF) finds public and private capital is rapidly transitioning Queensland from its dependence on coal and methane gas for electricity generation. The findings were published today in a new report. Called the Queensland’s Energy Transformation: From Coal Colossus to Renewable Energy Superpower report, its key findings show renewables are the fast-growing energy source in the state’s grid, on track for its coal fleet to retire by 2035. State government policy, the report concludes, is attracting billions in private sector investment into renewable energy infrastructure. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 21, 2024

Acciona bets on Qld clean energy as NSW, Victoria lag

The Australian Financial Review

A new report by Climate Energy Finance, a Sydney-based think tank, praises Queensland’s energy and jobs plan, a climate, energy and future industries policy designed to eliminate the state’s reliance on fossil fuels. The report, Queensland’s Energy Transformation: From Coal Colossus to Renewable Energy Superpower, will be released Wednesday. It says the jobs plan, backed by a 75 per cent 2035 emissions reduction target, has put the state on “the precipice of a clean-tech revolution, one that well positions the state as a renewable energy and cleantech superpower”. “In an incredibly short timeframe, Queensland has pivoted from energy and climate laggard to a national leader in distributed rooftop solar and large-scale firmed renewables and infrastructure.” Read more

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