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CEF in the media  |  Feb 18, 2023

Can carbon offsets land a blow on climate change?

Sydney Morning Herald

The price on carbon in the safeguard mechanism will be capped at $75/tonne, increasing annually by CPI plus 2 per cent to a possible $100 by 2030. Tim Buckley notes this means that by 2030 the companies that own the polluting facilities can either invest in new clean technologies or processes, or cop a collective $4.9 billion annual hit, which will double again to $9 billion by 2035. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 16, 2023

Bowen says no to coal and gas ban, yes to more “sensible” discussions with Greens

Renew Economy

Tim Buckley comments as the Greens decline to support federal Safeguard Mechanism reforms unless the government commits to banning new coal and gas: while “any argument that Australia needs new coal and gas supplies is pure fossil fuel spin” there is a need for a well regulated carbon market, complete with high quality offsets. “People are underestimating the financial benefit of getting a high, regulated price on carbon into the Australian economy. That is a massive win.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 16, 2023

Renew Economy webinar

Renew Economy

Tim Buckley joins Renew Economy editor Giles Parkinson, and Lisa Balk and Ed Ahmed from Grid Beyond, in this webinar presentation exploring “Crisis, contingencies and the green energy transition”. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 16, 2023

Solar panel prices are tipped to fall after years of increases, so when’s the best time to buy?

ABC online

Tim Buckley predicts 10 per cent annual solar module price reductions over the next decade, with prices falling and the speed of the fall accelerating as existing global solar PV annual production capacity triples by the end of the year, with most of the new capacity in China. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 15, 2023

Australian carbon credit prices weaken amid pushback against emissions scheme reform

S&P Global

Tim Buckley on the Safeguard Mechanism debate: “Australian industry now knows action is inevitable, but they have largely failed to prepare or plan for this, given the energy and climate policy chaos of the last decade. So the affected players are saying they need offsets at least initially because they realistically have ignored the science and failed till now to prepare.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 8, 2023

Only5mins! – Australia’s key minerals will make it a green energy superpower

PV Magazine

In this 5 minute explainer, Tim Buckley speaks to pv magazine about the crisis threatening Adani Group, the “positive outlook” for Australian renewables, and the nation’s potential to become a clean energy superpower, including supplying the value added critical minerals the world needs for the energy transition. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 6, 2023

“A free pass to pollute”: The 12 dirtiest companies in Australia, ranked

Smart Company

Supporting the release of the Climate Council’s report on Australia’s biggest emitters impacted by the government’s Safeguard Mechanism reforms, Tim Buckley says it is crucial to name and shame the laggards that are driving Australia’s industrial pollution to intensify pressure on them to act. “These dozen super-polluters must make tangible, deep progress on reducing emissions and governments and investors alike must hold them accountable”. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 3, 2023

Carbon emissions from Australia’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ more than half Pacific Islands’ emissions

Renew Economy

Tim Buckley observes that credible and ambitious Safeguard Mechanism reform is critical to driving sustained, rapid reductions in scope 1 emissions: “It is important to call out the worst contributors to industrial pollution and make sure they start cleaning up their acts. We need sustained emissions reduction action, and the dozen super-polluters in the Australian economy should make tangible, deep progress on reducing emissions and governments and investors alike must hold them accountable”. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 3, 2023

We ask 10 ASX hydrogen companies – what is your number one goal for 2023?


Tim Buckley said one of the biggest challenges for the green hydrogen industry is the fact there is still no price on carbon and therefore no green premium: “We need an overt market signal because you cannot compete with fossil fuels this decade if there is no regulation enforcing a high price on carbon. If companies can pollute for free using fossil fuels, they will.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 1, 2023

Australia remains committed to coal

International Politics and Society journal

A story addressing Australia’s continuing commitment to coal, citing revelations of misrepresentation in quality certificates and the perpetuation of the myth of Australian coal’s superior quality by the Albanese government. Tim Buckley notes there is no doubt that ‘fraud, deception, theft and bribery’ are involved in the falsification of the certificates, the question now is how widespread the practice is. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 1, 2023

Our climate challenge is our greatest opportunity: So how do we get it right?

Renew Economy

The newly formed Climate Capital Forum – a coalition of financial experts, investors, philanthropists, industry bodies and NGOs – this week launched a policy roadmap detailing bold reforms to position Australia as a superpower in zero-emissions trade and investment. Tim Buckley outlines the key policy asks. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jan 30, 2023

Greens warn the government that a fight is looming over energy policy

Sydney Morning Herald

Tim Buckley comments on the launch of the Climate Capital Forum’s federal energy roadmap today, which urges a comprehensive program of policy reform to ensure Australia acts rapidly on its world-leading opportunities to transition its economy and trade to new, clean energy industries: “The biggest issue Australia is going to face is we exported $200 billion of fossil fuels last year, and when the world delivers on the climate science that $200 billion is going to go close to zero very quickly.” Read more

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