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CEF in the media  |  Jun 16, 2023

Report: solar power to get cheaper in Australia as panel supplies soar 

Power Technology

As the global output of solar panels increases, Australia is set to benefit from an electricity price fall of 10%, a report from the think-tank Climate Energy Finance calculates. The Solar Pivot report by analysts Tim Buckley and Xuyang Dong forecasts that “solar costs will halve again before 2030, underpinning an accelerating disruption of world energy markets and driving energy transition momentum”. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jun 16, 2023

OP ED | A coal royalties revamp delivered a record surplus in Queensland. Here’s why NSW must follow suit

The Guardian

Tim Buckley writes that it’s about time NSW reflected QLD’s progressive coal royalty regime which has just delivered a stunning dividend to the people of the state. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jun 14, 2023

Middle-finger development

The Monthly

The Monthly daily newsletter questions the federal governments support for Middle Arm as renewables burgeon, citing CEF’s Solar Pivot report and its call for the teasurer to introduced solar module manufacturing tax incentives to onshore production and create jobs. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jun 14, 2023

Solar price deflation accelerates

ABC Radio National The World Today

The price for solar panels keeps dropping, and China is leading the deflation by a massive solar manufacturing buildout flooding the market. Tim Buckley says that we expect solar module prices to drop at least 10% annually over the rest of this decade as China triples its solar module production capacity by 2024 across the entire solar supply chain. Read more
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


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


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

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