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CEF in the media  |  Apr 19, 2023

Gas power a critical safety net in energy transition set to cost ‘trillions’, top universities say

ABC online

Melbourne, Queensland and Princeton University researchers from the Net Zero Project say gas-fired power capacity will be required for some time yet. However, CEF’s Tim Buckley says gas-fired capacity and output should not be confused. There will be a progressive shift from gas base-load power generation to gas peakers to enhance reliability as the transition to renewables and battery storage accelerates. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 18, 2023

$500bn investment needed to decarbonise NEM

FS Sustainability

Tim Buckley comments on the new CEIG report which says private capital investment of over $420bn is needed to decarbonise the NEM in line with 1.5 degrees. The scenario is ambitious but credible, said Tim Buckley”, “the global landscape has changed so fundamentally in the last 9 months, the Australian landscape has changed with new government, such that we now have state and federal alignment but also at the global level, and the US Inflation Reduction Act is a global gamechanger.” Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 18, 2023

Modelling exposes gap between Australia’s energy scenario planning and goals to curb temperatures

The Mandarin

Reflecting on CEIG’s Decarbonising the NEM report, “Tim Buckley said financial resources were already at hand to but investors needed lawmakers to create confidence so they could plan. ‘We now need the right policy aspiration to unlock already existing technology solutions and leverage our transformative, once in a hundred year decarbonisation investment opportunity’. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 18, 2023

What the Adani Group’s record says about power, politics and diplomacy in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka

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Citing Tim Buckley’s commentary on Adani Group, Himal Southasia magazine panellists look at the conglomerate’s long reach – from energy to transport and logistics, from India to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and Myanmar – which says as much about the conglomerate as it does about power, politics and diplomacy in the region. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 14, 2023

ESG Focus: Aust Green Hydrogen Hopes Hit

FN Arena

The Australian Government long ago identified green hydrogen as a major export opportunity but recent global developments could send the industry from hero to zero – a fact widely acknowledged by the industry’s leaders. A decade of investment is at stake. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 14, 2023

What will happen when the Liddell power station closes

The Sydney Morning Herald

Demolition will represent the end of an era in the Hunter region. The power station’s closure also holds great national significance as a blueprint to what the future could hold for Australia’s remaining 18 coal-fired power stations. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 14, 2023

Glencore’s pursuit of Teck sends its careful coal message up in smoke

The Financial Times (UK)

Among big miners exiting the coal business, Glencore is the exception, effectively arguing that holding on to its big thermal coal business is not only economically preferable but morally superior. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 12, 2023

OP ED | For a 1.5°C aligned electricity sector we need capital – and for capital, we need policy

Renew Economy

Our op ed on the new report released today by CEIG and IGCC on what investors need to accelerate the energy transition – collaboration from government with policy and investment to derisk decarbonisation of the electricity sector and attract private capital. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Apr 12, 2023

Brookfield’s positive Origin Energy transition

The Australian Financial Review

Australia stands to be a massive beneficiary of the global decarbonisation race – if it gets the policy and investments right, says Tim Buckley. The good news, says Buckley, is that alongside domestic government policy, global investment giants like Brookfield are increasingly crowding in. Read more
CEF in the media  |  Mar 28, 2023

Industry’s advice to new NSW government: lead us to the ‘electrification of everything

Fifth Estate

“Industry is broadly supportive of the [incoming NSW ALP government’s] energy transition plan, but experts told The Fifth Estate more detail was needed on how cities will be fully electrified in coming years. ‘We’ve seen talk from the federal and state energy ministers that we need to do an electrification of everything and we haven’t seen any detail. The property sector is the obvious starting point,’ said Tim Buckley.” 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  |  Mar 20, 2023

Tim Buckley on ABC Sydney: as IPCC warns of potential climate catastrophe, global decarbonisation is accelerating

ABC 702 Sydney

The IPCC’s latest report this week again sounded the alarm that the window to avert climate catastrophe is closing. But there is hope. On the positive side of the ledger, Tim Buckley breaks down the huge policy and investment shifts that are driving a massive uptick in energy transition, including the US Inflation Reduction Act and the EU’s Net Zero Industry Act. Read more
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