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CEF in the media  |  May 24, 2023

OP ED | New clean energy surges past coal in China

Climate & Capital Media

As CEF China energy policy analyst Xuyang Dong writes, renewables are now leading China’s newly added power capacity for the first time, even as new coal power plants continue to come online. During the first quarter of 2023, China added a record 50 GW of RE capacity. Read more
CEF in the media  |  May 3, 2023

OP ED | Penny Wong: Rebuilding World Orders with Australian Multiculturalism


China Energy Policy Analyst Xuyang Dong argues: “Australia is being remade into an active and helpful middle power in its region with its own agency, constructively and strategically navigating its presence in the geopolitics of growing China-US rivalry.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Mar 22, 2023

Australia’s climate targets could go up in smoke amid planned increase in coal, gas use: report

South China Morning Post

Meanwhile, Xuyang Dong, a China energy policy analyst for Australian think tank Climate Energy Finance, said the Australian media’s hand-wringing over a possible war with China has clouded the country’s focus on the greater threat of climate change. “Diversifying Australia’s security strategy to encompass these concerns is inarguably important because China is no longer the only, or major, threat to the world, or to Australia,” Dong said on Tuesday. “Climate change and the energy crisis are clearly endangering Australia’s national interests now, and require more nuanced conversations to tackle.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Nov 11, 2022

COP27: India, China on track to overachieve 2030 UN climate targets

Business Standard

Tim Buckley highlights progress on decarbonisation in India and China, noting, for example, that at the current rate of installs, China is on track to reach its 2030 renewables target of 1,200GW five years earlier with a possible plateauing of emissions this decade, ahead of the 2030 official peaking target. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Nov 2, 2022

Drop the defeatism. From Lula to renewables, there’s reason for hope on climate

Yahoo UK

Tim Buckley comments on China’s leadership on decarbonisation in this positive international story on the progress being made to a better future. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Oct 30, 2022

COP27: As nations head for Egypt climate summit, some signs of hope

Sydney Morning Herald

In his piece foreshadowing next month’s COP 27 and tracking global progress on decarbonisation, Nine/Fairfax environment editor quotes Tim Buckley on China: while it leads the world in coal use, it also leads in “wind and solar installation and manufacturing, EV production, batteries, hydro, nuclear, ground heat pumps, grid transmission and distribution, green hydrogen, literally every zero-emissions technology today.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Oct 3, 2022

Our solar powered future is already China’s reality

Reasons to be Cheerful

“Relative to competition, solar has never been more affordable, even with inflation,” says Tim Buckley. “And I expect costs to come down dramatically across this decade.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Aug 27, 2022

China’s insolvency crisis

The Saturday Paper

As Tim Buckley points out, the catastrophic drought in China has resulted in power shortages, since hydro is 20 per cent of generation. As a result, major manufacturers have had to curtail operations – including some producers of solar cells. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Aug 19, 2022

What if China saved the world and nobody noticed?

Sydney Morning Herald

Tim Buckley: “While China leads the world in coal use, it also leads in wind and solar, EV production, batteries, hydro, nuclear, heat pumps, grid transmission and distribution, green hydrogen – every zero-emissions technology today.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Aug 17, 2022

OP ED | How China is leading the global energy transition


Tim Buckley writes that China should be applauded for its sustained investment in lower emissions technologies, as it leads the world in EV sales, wind and solar installs and green hydrogen. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jun 22, 2022

Beijing caps coal prices to stave off blackouts

The Australian Financial Review

While China has been increasing coal production as President Xi Jinping prioritises a stable economy over climate change targets, Tim Buckley said this was expected to peak next year as it invested heavily in renewables. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 17, 2022

China accelerates its lead in the global energy transition race to decarbonization


Tim Buckley’s comprehensive analysis of the rapidly accelerating energy transition in China Read more

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