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CEF in the media  |  Jun 14, 2023

Solar economics compelling as costs fall, installs rise

Canberra Times

A solar boom driven by falling costs and surging production capacity is putting the world economy on track for decarbonisation. A report released by Climate Energy Finance found China is leading by a huge margin, with the world on the brink of a dramatic acceleration in the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jun 14, 2023

Australia set for cheaper solar power as supply of panels soars, says report

The Guardian

With polysilicon prices dropping a third since 2021, Climate Energy Finance calculates Australians could soon start to benefit from cheaper solar panels as a dive in raw material costs and a “boom” in global output delivers annual solar electricity price falls of 10% for the rest of the decade, and a halving by 2030. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jun 14, 2023

OP ED | “Truly momentous:” Solar is changing everything, and Australia must seize the occasion

Renew Economy

CEF’s new Solar Pivot report sees unprecedented trade and investment opportunities, in the order of hundreds of billions of dollars, for Australia to “ship sunshine”, embodying decarbonisation in its exports by using its solar and wind energy to process its world-leading critical minerals reserves, and to power manufacturing of energy transition materials. Australia has a once in a century opportunity for investment in renewables, exports, technology and employment, including in solar. It should seize it. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jun 14, 2023

Solar pushes world to “cascading tipping points”, and puts science targets within reach

Renew Economy

A new report from Climate Energy Finance says booming solar investments is leading to a potential tipping point which could “dramatically accelerate the decline of the incumbent fossil fuel industry, and the decarbonisation of the world economy.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jun 14, 2023

Tim Buckley breaks down CEF’s new Solar Pivot report

AusBiz

Tim Buckley details the global solar boom which is pushing down prices, and increasing manufacturing and installations on an unprecedented scale, foreshadowing a dramatic acceleration of the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy and bringing hope for climate. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jun 12, 2023

Finally, some seriously good news on climate. And some not so good

The Sydney Morning Herald

Tim Buckley believes the world may be at a watershed moment for energy transition, with solar manufacturing, installs and capacity booming globally. He notes that in one quarter of one year China built, in solar alone, as much energy capacity as has been created in the entire history of Australia’s National Energy Market. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jun 10, 2023

OP ED | Five bold reforms needed now to boost Australia’s climate finance in a rapidly decarbonising world

Canberra Times

Janaline Oh of Diplomats for Climate Action and Tim Buckley argue that to take full advantage of the opportunities afforded by Australia’s wealth of renewable energy and critical minerals, we must mobilise our own considerable domestic public financial capital to support national decarbonisation objectives, so as to de-risk and “crowd in” private investment, presenting 5 key reforms to do this. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jun 7, 2023

Climate change risk added to banking watchdog’s beat

AAP

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 more
CEF in the media  |  May 31, 2023

Is the tide turning for Australia’s fossil fuel exports?

Energy Monitor

“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 more
CEF in the media  |  May 31, 2023

‘Huge subsidy fest’: Australia has the critical materials, but can it compete in the manufacturing race?

PV Magazine

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 more
CEF in the media  |  May 30, 2023

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 more
CEF in the media  |  May 30, 2023

OP ED | Fossil fuel dinosaurs spot major opportunity in Australian offshore wind

Renew Economy

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 more
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