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CEF in the media  |  Oct 26, 2023

PM Albanese’s state visit to the US – report card.

Sky News

Tim Buckley wraps PM Albanese’s state visit to the US and the need for a more ambitious strategic public capital commitment to leverage the opportunities of the US IRA, noting the $2bn additional commitment to critical minerals announced is insufficient relative to our massive opportunity as the world’s #1 exporter of lithium and does not adequately respond to the scale and pace of global decarbonisation. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Oct 25, 2023

Tim Buckley on ABC News: Australia joins the critical minerals race

ABC Radio National Drive

Tim Buckley told ABC News that the $2bn announcement by the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese into the sector through low-interest loans for miners and processors is a token response. The US has put US$1,000bn on the table to drive investment in the decarbonisation. Australian government needs to place $100bn public capital support to crowd in the decarbonisation sector, as we need to respond at the speed and scale to the size of the opportunity. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Oct 25, 2023

Tim Buckley on ABC News: The race to Australian made battery technology

ABC TV The Business

Tim Buckley told ABC news that tens of billions of dollars would be needed to set up an onshore renewable battery industry in Australia, to develop the entire supply chain in Australia from critical minerals, to processing and batter assembly, and ideally EV assembly in Australia as well. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Oct 25, 2023

Extra $2b to finance critical minerals ‘lacks ambition’


Tim Buckley, director of independent public interest think tank Climate Energy Finance, said $2 billion was “a mere token response” to the Biden administration’s $US1 trillion ($A1.6 trillion) industrial and energy stimulus – the biggest in US history. “It isn’t even a down payment, it is so lacking in courage, conviction and ambition,” Mr Buckley told AAP. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Oct 24, 2023

Government Announces Next Stage in Tasmanian OffShore Wind Zone in Bass Strait


Tim Buckley in Tasmanian Times: “Offshore wind is a key scaleable decarbonisation solution for the world. Installations globally are expected to increase dramatically this coming decade as China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India and the US all look to leverage the massive experience achieved in Europe over the last decade. There is an enormous pipeline of investment proposals in this new field emerging globally.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Oct 24, 2023

Tassie next in line for potential offshore wind bonanza

Canberra Times

Tim Buckley said planning is needed for consecutive developments proposed across Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and Western Australia to cover the high set-up costs for a domestic manufacturing supply chain. “We need to weigh up the additional costs related to offshore wind construction and see where it makes the most economic sense,” he said. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Oct 14, 2023

Energy bills to fall as gas and coal prices drop, renewables go ballistic

Michael West Media

A profound investment surge in renewables, heat pump, batteries and EV manufacturing capacity globally is underway, with annual global manufacturing capacities of each due to double every 24 months at the current run rate, Tim Buckley of Climate Energy Finance (CEF) told MWM. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Oct 12, 2023

Tim Buckley on 10 News First delaying the closure of Eraring power station could undermine climate change targets

Channel 10 News

Tim Buckley welcomes the NSW government to legislate climate change targets, he argues that throwing hundreds of millions of dollars at Eraring power station is the wrong decision, and the environment can’t afford the delay of the closure of Eraring. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Oct 12, 2023

Tim Buckley on ABC Radio Tasmania discussing solutions for affordable power

ABC Radio

Tim Buckley, discussed Australia’s energy landscape. Tim highlights the impact of climate change on the energy sector and the need for a balanced approach to address energy, cost of living, and climate crises. He also explains the potential benefits of projects like the Marinus Link and provides insight into wholesale power prices and their potential impact on retail prices in Tasmania. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Oct 10, 2023

New Zealand zeroes in on an emissions-free power grid

Energy Monitor

The size of the BlackRock fund “is very material” for New Zealand, especially with its already high share of renewables and entrenched electricity decarbonisation pathways, says Tim Buckley, Sydney-based director of think tank Climate Energy Finance, who has done work for New Zealand’s power sector. “The whole idea of renewable energy infrastructure is that it is low-risk and patient capital,” Buckley explains. “It is effectively like bond-plus returns if you have the right long-term offtaker in place, so you can actually deploy a large amount of capital that would otherwise go into a bond fund.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Oct 9, 2023

China leads in green energy development


Tim Buckley, Director of Climate Energy Finance highlights the remarkable advancements in renewable energy made by China, with a particular emphasis on solar and wind power. Tim is impressively captivated by China’s prodigious expansion in the energy field, recognising that it has surpassed other nations by installing an astonishing fivefold increase in renewable energy. He draws attention to China’s tactical approach, noting that an impressive 156 gigawatts of wind and solar have been set up within a span of eight months, signifying a substantial 120% escalation compared to the previous year. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Oct 4, 2023

Community forum to tackle bushfire threat


The Manly Daily reports meteorologists are predicting a hot, dry summer over the 2023-24 season, with a significantly increased risk of bushfires. A Northern Beaches community forum, with a panel of experts to discuss the implications and how to prepare and respond will be hosted by Mackellar MP Dr Sophie Scamps, and feature Tim Buckley, Greg Mullins, former Commissioner of Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) and Dr Simon Bradshaw, author and Research Director at the Climate Council independent research charity. Read more

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