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CEF in the media  |  Apr 18, 2023

Modelling exposes gap between Australia’s energy scenario planning and goals to curb temperatures

The Mandarin

Reflecting on CEIG’s Decarbonising the NEM report, “Tim Buckley said financial resources were already at hand to but investors needed lawmakers to create confidence so they could plan. ‘We now need the right policy aspiration to unlock already existing technology solutions and leverage our transformative, once in a hundred year decarbonisation investment opportunity’. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 18, 2023

What the Adani Group’s record says about power, politics and diplomacy in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka

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Citing Tim Buckley’s commentary on Adani Group, Himal Southasia magazine panellists look at the conglomerate’s long reach – from energy to transport and logistics, from India to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and Myanmar – which says as much about the conglomerate as it does about power, politics and diplomacy in the region. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 14, 2023

ESG Focus: Aust Green Hydrogen Hopes Hit

FN Arena

The Australian Government long ago identified green hydrogen as a major export opportunity but recent global developments could send the industry from hero to zero – a fact widely acknowledged by the industry’s leaders. A decade of investment is at stake. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 14, 2023

What will happen when the Liddell power station closes

The Sydney Morning Herald

Demolition will represent the end of an era in the Hunter region. The power station’s closure also holds great national significance as a blueprint to what the future could hold for Australia’s remaining 18 coal-fired power stations. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 14, 2023

Glencore’s pursuit of Teck sends its careful coal message up in smoke

The Financial Times (UK)

Among big miners exiting the coal business, Glencore is the exception, effectively arguing that holding on to its big thermal coal business is not only economically preferable but morally superior. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 12, 2023

OP ED | For a 1.5°C aligned electricity sector we need capital – and for capital, we need policy

Renew Economy

Our op ed on the new report released today by CEIG and IGCC on what investors need to accelerate the energy transition – collaboration from government with policy and investment to derisk decarbonisation of the electricity sector and attract private capital. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 12, 2023

Brookfield’s positive Origin Energy transition

The Australian Financial Review

Australia stands to be a massive beneficiary of the global decarbonisation race – if it gets the policy and investments right, says Tim Buckley. The good news, says Buckley, is that alongside domestic government policy, global investment giants like Brookfield are increasingly crowding in. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 7, 2023

Value of Australian lithium exports tipped to match thermal coal in five years

The Guardian

As the Guardian reports the finding of the federal Resources and Energy Quarterly that export earnings from lithium are set to match thermal coal within 5 years, Tim Buckley said public support for private investment in renewably powered refining operations should come from the $15bn national reconstruction fund and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the government’s ‘green bank’. “The massive opportunities emerging for Australia from the accelerating global energy transition are crystal clear,” he said. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 6, 2023

OP ED | What role do Australia’s critical minerals play in the global energy transition?

Energy Insights

In this analysis, Tim Buckley looks at Treasurer Jim Chalmers’ call to back the FIRB recommendation to reject a Chinese-linked fund’s increased equity stake in emerging Australian critical minerals developer, Northern Minerals, in the context of Australia’s massive and burgeoning opportunity to lead the world in value-added critical minerals. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 4, 2023

Experts predict fierce industry pushback if property owners are forced to disclose climate risk

Fifth Estate

Tim Buckley notes that for building and pest reports, the “caveat emptor” principle applies, and the onus is on the buyer to obtain any necessary knowledge. “Sellers are going to be reluctant to provide climate risk information. They’ll be virtually admitting “I bought in a flood plain 40 years ago.” Buckley believes it is up to the government to provide accurate information, although if they don’t already own it, they will need to either pay to acquire the data or cover the cost of reports from private providers. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 1, 2023

Emissions under Australia’s compliance scheme rise in FY 2021-22

S&P Global

Tim Buckley comments that the Safeguard Mechanism installed by the former LNP government “has been 100% ineffective over the last couple of years at doing anything but giving heavy industries a free excuse to keep on polluting,” Under the SGM reforms put in place by the current government “the value of carbon credits is likely to go up over time quite rapidly toward the cap,” of A$75/mtCO2e set by the government – a credible and rising price on carbon to incentivise decarbonisation. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Mar 31, 2023

Drowning or Waving? Will Beetaloo gas frackers survive Greens, Labor Safeguard deal?

Michael West Media

Adam Bandt says the emissions pact struck with Chris Bowen will kill off Betaloo Basin gas projects. Shares in gas companies Empire and Tamboran took an immediate hit. Tim Buckley weighs the frackers’ deficient responses on their emissions risks. Read more
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