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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
CEF in the media  |  Dec 21, 2022

OP ED | The new year will be all about grid firming as Australia rejoins race to renewables

Renew Economy

As Tim Buckley writes, the accelerating momentum of 2022 now leaves Australia well capitalised to embrace the huge opportunities of decarbonisation – critically important given the fossil fuel hyperinflation and bill shock that has defined this year. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Dec 19, 2022

Australia’s battery storage capacity to triple by 2025

ABC Radio National The World Today

Tim Buckley comments in this piece on the announcement by the federal government of 8 new utility scale batteries across Eastern Australia which will add 2GW of capacity, with a $176 million investment by ARENA attracting $2.7 billion in private capital. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Dec 19, 2022

It’s about time to cut the Energy Cartel in Australia – Climate Energy finance says

RedWires Au

Tim Buckley interviewed on the Albanese government’s energy price relief plan on new media site RedWires. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Dec 18, 2022

Forward Power Pricing Drops In Australia In Response To Government Action

Clean Technica

Tim Buckley on the response by Woodside, Shell and Santos to the federal gas price caps and mandatory code of conduct: “In the last few days the gas lobby has shown that it is determined to ensure that nothing will get in its way as it plunders our sovereign public assets to line its own pockets.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Dec 17, 2022

Energy price caps a rare blow to fossil fuel giants

The Saturday Paper

As Woodside and Shell pause negotiations to supply east coast gas in 2023 and 2024, kicking and screaming against the federal government’s necessary and reasonable energy price relief bill, Tim Buckley notes “That is a supply strike – overtly withdrawing capacity from the market. And Woodside doing it, knowing that Shell’s doing it, is collusion”. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Dec 17, 2022

Australia was always bullied by vested interests, until now

Sydney Morning Herald

As political and international editor Peter Hartcher notes in his weekly SMH column, the Albanese government has called the gas giants’ bluff, quoting Tim Buckley’s comment that the 50% drop in forward wholesale power prices in NSW and QLD is a staggering endorsement of the government’s efforts. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Dec 17, 2022

OP ED | Why it’s time to switch off the gaslighting fossil fuel industry

Canberra Times

Our op ed on the federal government’s landmark energy price relief bill that the puts price-gouging, planet-destroying, energy security-threatening, colluding fossil fuel industry in their place, as the market responds with an emphatic endorsement, dropping forward electricity prices in NSW and QLD by ~50%. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Dec 16, 2022

Labor passes energy price bill

Sky News

Tim Buckley on Sky Regional Breakfast discussing the unprecedented but necessary intervention by the federal government in the energy market, which responds to a clear market failure by protecting Australians from the war-profiteering, price-gouging gas cartel. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Dec 16, 2022

Crazy Power Wars Down Under

Clean Technica

In this article on the federal government’s energy price relief bill which imposes a wholesale price cap on coal and gas to the vociferous protests of the fossil fuel industry, Tim Buckley notes that “In the last few days the gas lobby has shown that it is determined to ensure that nothing will get in its way as it plunders our sovereign public assets to line its own pockets.” Read more
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