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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?

Stockhead

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
CEF in the media  |  Jan 30, 2023

Clean energy investment roadmap unveiled

Sky News

Tim Buckley discusses the new Climate Capital Forum’s federal policy roadmap released today, with Kieran Gilbert on Sky Afternoon Agenda, outlining the exceptional opportunities Australia has to position itself as a global zero-emissions trade and investment superpower, transforming our economy as we act on climate. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jan 30, 2023

Investor road map for winning climate race

AAP

In this story syndicated across 100+ mastheads, Tim Buckley notes that the impacts of climate change pose a significant threat to Australia’s economy, not the least given our historically dominant exposure to fossil fuel exports, requiring a strategic response to leverage the massive, once-in-a-century export, regional employment and investment opportunities of the energy transition. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jan 25, 2023

QLD to build $75m vanadium, rare earth processing facility

PV Magazine

The Queensland government will invest $75 million in a critical minerals demonstration facility in Townsville, heralding a pivot to onshore value-adding. As Australia looks to establish itself as a leader in the sector,Tim Buckley notes that the federal government needs to enforce sensible regulations around the whole ecosystem early, including recycling, processing facility efficiency and carbon and pollution standards to ensure social licence. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jan 25, 2023

OP ED | AEMO report confirms wind and solar best cure for fossil fuel hyper-inflation

Renew Economy

Tim Buckley writes that fossil fuels sank to their lowest-ever levels across Australia’s east-coast electricity mix in the final three months of 2022 as renewable energy overtook black coal for the first time in the history of the grid. Renewables hit a record high, providing on average 40.4% of the grid’s supply during 4Q2022. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Jan 25, 2023

Power bill relief may take months

ABC Radio National The World Today

Tim Buckley comments on the AEMO Quarterly Energy Dynamics report for Q4 2022 which shows prices on the electricity futures market more than halved in the final three months of 2022 after the government intervention, as renewables set new records He notes coal and gas are in structural terminal decline, and the energy disruptions and hyperinflation of 2022 have highlighted the imperative to move to renewables as the solution. Read more
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