Solar Farm close up

Our work

Reports and Analysis |  |  Sep 11, 2023

REPORT | An Australian response to the US IRA

Tim Buckley of CEF and Climate and Capital Forum founder Blair Palese argue that $100bn of government strategic public-interest capital investment into an Australian Renewables Industry Package and value-adding critical minerals industry development is needed to crowd in $200-300bn of private capital. This would be an appropriately ambitious response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), commensurate with Australia’s massive domestic and export opportunity. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Sep 10, 2023

REPORT | Fuel Tax Credit Scheme and Heavy Haulage Electric Vehicle Manufacturing in Australia

Our new report argues Australia’s mining sector should become a global leader in electrification of mine equipment, developing onshore battery, recycling and EV manufacturing supply chains and embodying decarbonisation in our commodity exports as a key competitive advantage. We could do this by capping the diesel fuel rebate to $50m pa per firm, clawing back $14bn in tax revenue to 2030 and investing that money in kickstarting an electrified mining transport industry here Read more

Submissions |  |  Sep 7, 2023

SUBMISSION | Federal government consultation on Net Zero Transition Planning for Financial Institutions

CEF consulted with the NSW Treasury, the NSW Office of Energy and Climate Change and the Sustainable Finance Unit of the Commonwealth Treasury to provide input into their decision on whether a nationally consistent approach to transition planning is needed, what guidance would assist businesses and how efforts can best be coordinated. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Aug 31, 2023

COMMENT | Bombshell New Stock Market Fraud Allegations Levelled Against Adani Conglomerate

Tim Buckley looks at today’s reporting of explosive new allegations and hard evidence that a web of associates of the Adani Group have engaged in deliberate stock price manipulation and insider trading. An internal document trail details extensive use of tax havens instructed by associates of Gautam Adani’s brother, Vinod Adani, who owns or is associated with multiple offshore companies at the centre of some of the Group’s most high-profile deals. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Aug 31, 2023

FY2023 Commonwealth Bank Australia (CBA) Climate Finance Assessment

In an Australian first, the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) – Australia’s biggest mortgage lender with over 25% of the market – has established a 60% emissions intensity reduction target on its mortgage book by 2030. This is a good start aided strongly by efforts to decarbonise the power grid, but also through policy advocacy and a future focus on customer engagement which we look forward to more details on. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Aug 31, 2023

OP ED | Aemo Confirms Any Reliability Risks To Electricity Supply Can Be Offset By Expediting New Renewables, Transmission, Storage & Orchestration

As Tim Buckley writes, AEMO’s new 10 year outlook shows expedited approvals of renewables, storage and transmission can offset any reliability risks to electricity supply. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Aug 30, 2023

OP ED | Intergenerational Report: Opportunity Remains To Mobilise Super For Net-Zero Transformation 

CEF Special Advisor Paul Oosting looks at Australia’s opportunity to reform superannuation benchmarks to support investment in energy transition in light of last week’s release of the Intergenerational Report by Treasurer Jim Chalmers. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Aug 24, 2023

MONTHLY CHINA ENERGY UPDATE | China Continues to Massively Scale Up Renewables while adding Thermal Power

Not only was it another near record month of 22GW of wind and solar added for July 2023, but it was also another month of 6.3GW of new coal power plants in China. National electricity demand grew 5.0% y-o-y, and hydropower generation continued to decline. Even with strong wind and solar growth, coal power generation continues to grow at above market growth rates of +7.9% y-o-y in July. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Aug 22, 2023

JOINT STATEMENT | DELAYING ERARING CLOSURE DELAYS OUR CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION. Delays will cost consumers, build the climate crisis, and undermine investor certainty

A joint statement with the Clean Energy Investor Group, Smart Energy Council and Nexa Advisory responding to news that the NSW government’s electricity review will recommend delaying the 2025 closure of the Eraring coal power station, Australia’s largest. Read more

Presentations |  |  Aug 21, 2023

PRESENTATION | Altius Sustainability Committee – Renewable Energy and Critical Minerals Superpower

Tim Buckley’s presentation to the Altius Sustainability Advisory Committee maps the accelerating global energy transition and Australia’s opportunity Read more

Sign up for updates

Sign up to receive occasional updates on major climate and energy finance news and developments, and notification of new reports, presentations and resources.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Read our privacy statement here.