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Reports and Analysis |  |  Aug 16, 2023

The US IRA one year on: a quickstart guide to how Australia should respond

Tim Buckley of CEF and Blair Palese, founder of the Climate Capital Forum, review the key impacts of the game changing US Inflation Reduction Act, which is turbocharging the green transition, one year after its introduction, and set out the 5 key things Australia should to respond and leverage our huge opportunities renewables powered processing of world leading critical minerals and energy transition materials. Read more

Presentations |  |  Aug 15, 2023

PRESENTATION | Renewable Energy Superpower: Beyond the Rhetoric

Tim Buckley’s presentation to the ALP National Conference in Brisbane, its key policy endorsement forum, sets out the challenge the US Inflation Reduction Act poses to Australia as it turbocharges US and global decarbonisation, and sets out what Australia need to do to urgently respond. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Aug 11, 2023

CBA’s oil and gas policy ratchets up shift of finance away from fossil fuels and meets the minimum global standard

CBA released a landmark fossil fuel financing policy that rules out project finance for new (greenfield) oil and gas (O&G) extraction and for expansions of existing (brownfield) O&G extraction. CBA will also require fossil fuel clients to commit to verifiable transition plans by 2025 encompassing Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and aligned to a Paris Agreement “well below 2 degrees” pathway. Read more

Presentations |  |  Aug 4, 2023

PRESENTATION | The global energy transition

Tim Buckley’s presentation to GMR Energy, a leading independent developer of energy storage assets in Australia, and a portfolio company of Gaw Capital Partners, an international private equity and asset manager with over US$36 billion under management. Read more

Presentations |  |  Aug 3, 2023

PRESENTATION | National Manufacturing Summit on manufacturing & energy transition

Tim Buckley speaks at the Centre for Future Work’s National Manufacturing Summit on the global energy transition and implications for Australia Read more

Presentations |  |  Aug 3, 2023

PRESENTATION | United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Climate finance and the Australian opportunity

Global climate financing momentum is accelerating towards a decarbonised economy. Australia has a once in a lifetime opportunity to invest to generate affordable clean energy (SDG 7) create economic strength (SDG 8), responsible production (SDG 12) and act to mitigate climate change this decade (SDG 13). Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Jul 27, 2023

COMMENT | AEMO Quarterly Energy Dynamics Report – fossil fuel hyperinflation moderating, emissions down, renewables buildout must now be expedited

June quarter wholesale electricity prices are down 59% year-on-year., a major relief after 18 months of unprecedented fossil fuel hyperinflation. There is a record 30GW of new renewable energy capacity now in the connection pipeline, but just 3GW was completed in financial year 2023. We need to see the rate of completions double to replace end-of-life coal power station capacity inevitably and predictably coming offline. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Jul 25, 2023

OP ED | Epic Fail: The Productivity Commission’s Arguments Against Public Investment in Australia’s Massive Cleantech Opportunity Entirely Miss the Mark

We review the PC’s recent report which completely fails to understand the scale and urgency of Australia’s opportunity to invest public capital in leveraging our world-leading energy transition resources, attract private capital and respond effectively to unprecedented global policy interventions that are re-drawing the geopolitical landscape as the world decarbonises. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Jul 21, 2023

MONTHLY CHINA ENERGY UPDATES | China Stays on Track: Declining Hydro, but Stable Variable Renewables Growth

While the drought and heatwaves are testing China’s climate resilience, China’s renewable scaling up remains strong during the first half of CY2023. Countering climate change requires efforts from all. We call for China to go even faster in accelerating its decarbonisation process, as well as call for concerted effort from the developed world economies. Read more

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