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Media Releases  |  Mar 14, 2024

Community benefits can be captured in renewables projects through local content requirements

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A coalition including leading union, investor, energy, industry and First Nations peak groups today called on the federal government to embed requirements for locally produced and supplied components into all renewable energy supply chain manufacturing and development. A measured, considered local content requirement (LCR) in CIS tenders will support the domestic clean energy and technology supply chains to mature. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Mar 13, 2024

Is Southeast Asia set for a green energy revolution powered by small solar panels and EVs?

South China Morning Post

Tim Buckley, the Sydney-based director of the Climate Energy Finance think tank, said the adoption of DER systems, particularly rooftop solar panels, should be scaled up significantly in Asia to reach their potential. “DER is a massively underutilised resource, particularly for land-constrained nations who have good solar resources like India and others in Asia,” Buckley said. Citing an example in Denmark, Buckley said construction is under way to build the world’s largest solar rooftop power plant. When completed, the plant on top of a logistics centre in the city of Horsens will have 35 megawatts of capacity, equal to a typical solar farm. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Mar 12, 2024

VIDEO| Is China the New Superpower?

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On the Planet A podcast dive into the world of renewable energy and decarbonization with Tim Buckley, Director of Climate Energy Finance – an engaging discussion on the future of energy, global energy markets, and how we are becoming a multi-polar world. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Mar 6, 2024

Energy Sector Calls For Community To Remain Engaged On Offshore Wind

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Climate Capital Forum member Satya Tanner in Port Stephens News of the Area new site, on the importance of communities remaining engaged in consultation on offshore wind in Australia. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 27, 2024

THE DRIVEN | Australian EVs could earn $12,000 in a single year with vehicle-to-grid tech

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A new report from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has found that a fleet of EVs used to supply Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) to the National Energy Market (NEM) could generate revenue of up to $12,000 per vehicle in a single year. Tim Buckley from Climate Energy Finance says the new study’s findings can’t be overstated. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 23, 2024

The Sector | Big savings for ECEC services who install rooftop solar, Parents for Climate Change note

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According to Climate Energy Finance founder and director Tim Buckley, “A full rollout of solar on schools and early childhood centres would be the largest renewables project in Australia’s history, providing distribution-level grid stability opportunities, particularly as battery systems become more cost competitive.” “The rooftop solar potential of the early childhood and school sectors should be a key part of the national effort to at least treble the existing 20 GW of cumulative rooftop solar capacity to the 60GW target for the NEM by 2040 (and 85GW by 2050 or 100GW including Western Australia and the Northern Territory) as modelled in the Australian Energy Market Operator’s Integrated System Plan,” he added. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 22, 2024

Preschool saves with solar, and kids are learning about the Earth

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The St George & Sutherland Shire Leader reports a preschool at Oyster Bay has ‘gone green’ for the environment. The Point Preschool has installed rooftop solar to keep energy bills down. Preschool Director Catherine Lee says the centre’s power bills have been in negative territory since installing a large system in 2023. The NSW Government is piloting a program in state schools to install air conditioning powered by rooftop solar, but the support isn’t being stretched to the early childhood sector, Climate Energy Finance Founder and Director Tim Buckley, said. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 22, 2024

Qld premier announces $570m battery industry strategy

AAP

Queensland is poised to become Australia’s renewable energy “superpower” after unveiling a $570 million battery industry investment. Premier Steven Miles on Thursday announced the multimillion dollar strategy that is forecast to contribute $1.3 billion to the economy and create 9100 jobs by 2030. Think tank Climate Energy Finance (CEF) said Queensland was becoming the nation’s “cleantech leader”. “The battery strategy is further evidence that Queensland is not just undergoing an energy transition but a complete transformation from a legacy coal and gas petrostate to a renewable energy and critical minerals superpower,” CEF director Tim Buckley said. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 22, 2024

OP ED | From petrostate to electrostate: Queensland’s renewable energy push shows the Albanese government can move faster

The Guardian

Queensland is not just undergoing an energy transition, but a complete transformation from a legacy petrostate to a renewable energy superpower. Its staggering momentum has lessons for other states and the federal government. The state is a case study on the catalysing impact of public capital expenditure in “crowding-in” private investment to energy transition. As Climate Energy Finance’s new report released this week details, Queensland’s nation-leading investment in transmission, large-scale low-cost renewable energy and consumer energy resources (CERs) is resulting in a tidal wave of public and private capital. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 21, 2024

Proactive Investors | Queensland leads clean energy charge with transformational investments

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New research from independent think tank Climate Energy Finance (CEF) has found that Queensland is leading the nation in the transition to renewable, clean power, having made transformational investments in transmission, large-scale, low-cost renewable energy and Consumer Energy Resources (CER). Interestingly, the revamp has offered regional Queensland new opportunities as well – CEF believes the Sunshine State is on the precipice of leaving behind its legacy of coal and gas and becoming a clean tech superpower with the minerals and renewable energy needed to service the global push to decarbonisation. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 21, 2024

Energy Source & Distribution | Report: Queensland leading Australia’s renewables race

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A new report by independent public interest think tank Climate Energy Finance (CEF) finds that Queensland’s nation-leading investment into transmission, large-scale low-cost renewable energy and Consumer Energy Resources (CER) is crowding-in a tidal wave of public and private capital. Leveraging Queensland’s game-changing $62 billion Energy and Jobs Plan, this is accelerating the state’s energy transition, reducing reliance on expensive, polluting fossil fuels and putting downward pressure on household and commercial energy bills. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Feb 21, 2024

WIN News TV on Queensland Energy Transformation Report

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Tim Buckley appears on Queensland WIN News to discuss CEF’s new Queensland Energy Transformation report. Read more

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