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Reports and Analysis |  |  May 26, 2023

CEF NEWS UPDATE | Landmark Aus-US Climate, Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Transformation Compact

We track the key energy news of the last fortnight, including the new Aus-US compact which will potentially make Australian companies and projects eligible for funding under the ~$800bn US Inflation Reduction Act. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  May 12, 2023

CEF NEWS UPDATE | Our Budget wrap, China renewables surge and more

We take a close look at Budget 2023/24, finding the new $4bn in funding around renewables leaves us short of the capital needed to position Australia as a cleantech superpower and respond to the US IRA, as new figures from China show a staggering surge in RE installs Read more

 |  Apr 21, 2023

CEF NEWS UPDATE | Woodside to cop huge safeguard liability for Burrup Hub, EVs surge globally, India lifts RE ambition, and more

CEF analysis shows gas giant and its joint venture partners will have to spend billions to comply with newly legislated Safeguard Mechanism. Also: Australia must catch up on EV policy; lithium updates; India lifts ambitions on renewables; investors urge $400bn boost for decarbonisation. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Mar 31, 2023

CEF NEWS UPDATE | Safeguard Mechanism passes parliament, new report shows methane 70% of Safeguard emissions, our Macquarie Bank analysis and more

We review the Safeguard Mechanism reforms which have finally passed parliament, as a new report reveals the methane bomb at the heart of the SGM; our review of Macquarie’s efforts in decarbonising its financing; we take a look at the China “drums of war” rhetoric in the context of the threat of climate change; the latest on Adani and more Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Mar 17, 2023

CEF NEWS UPDATE | EU introduces Net Zero Industry Act; AEMO finds gas shortage, we find gas cartel ethics shortage; AER flags electricity price hike

Our news update, where we review the new EU Net Zero Industry Act and the pressure it puts on Australia to dramatically escalate decarbonisation investment; bust the AEMO myth that there is a gas shortage when the shortage is actually in gas cartel ethics; and look at the coming electricity price hike, moderated by the government’s market intervention last year Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Mar 3, 2023


The launch of CEF’s major new report on Australia’s once-in-a-century critical minerals opportunity – “A Critical Minerals Value-Adding Superpower” – with a foreword and AFR op ed by former chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel, the latest developments on the Adani crisis, and the rocky path of the Safeguard Mechanism reforms with just 3 weeks till parliament rises ahead of the May budget. Read more


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