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Reports and Analysis |  |  Oct 17, 2023

ANALYSIS | The massive green iron opportunity is there for Australia to develop, but it requires strategic public capital investment and a decarbonised grid 

With Sweden’s H2GS building the world’s first large-scale green steel plant and Europe’s first giga-scale electrolyser, we look at the massive opportunity for Australia – the world’s biggest producer of iron ore – to lead in the production of green iron, and the conditions that make this possible: substantial national interest public capital investment to trigger private investment at scale, and a massive decarbonisation of our grid to supply 100% green energy for processing. We must do more than dig and ship! Read more

Presentations |  |  Oct 12, 2023

PRESENTATION | Renewable Energy & Critical Minerals Superpower

Tim Buckley’s presentation to Ethinvest on the challenge facing Australian industry policy in light of the US IRA and the global energy transition. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Sep 11, 2023

REPORT | An Australian response to the US IRA

Tim Buckley of CEF and Climate and Capital Forum founder Blair Palese argue that $100bn of government strategic public-interest capital investment into an Australian Renewables Industry Package and value-adding critical minerals industry development is needed to crowd in $200-300bn of private capital. This would be an appropriately ambitious response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), commensurate with Australia’s massive domestic and export opportunity. Read more

Presentations |  |  Aug 21, 2023

PRESENTATION | Altius Sustainability Committee – Renewable Energy and Critical Minerals Superpower

Tim Buckley’s presentation to the Altius Sustainability Advisory Committee maps the accelerating global energy transition and Australia’s opportunity Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Aug 16, 2023

The US IRA one year on: a quickstart guide to how Australia should respond

Tim Buckley of CEF and Blair Palese, founder of the Climate Capital Forum, review the key impacts of the game changing US Inflation Reduction Act, which is turbocharging the green transition, one year after its introduction, and set out the 5 key things Australia should to respond and leverage our huge opportunities renewables powered processing of world leading critical minerals and energy transition materials. Read more

Presentations |  |  Aug 15, 2023

PRESENTATION | Renewable Energy Superpower: Beyond the Rhetoric

Tim Buckley’s presentation to the ALP National Conference in Brisbane, its key policy endorsement forum, sets out the challenge the US Inflation Reduction Act poses to Australia as it turbocharges US and global decarbonisation, and sets out what Australia need to do to urgently respond. Read more

Presentations |  |  Aug 4, 2023

PRESENTATION | The global energy transition

Tim Buckley’s presentation to GMR Energy, a leading independent developer of energy storage assets in Australia, and a portfolio company of Gaw Capital Partners, an international private equity and asset manager with over US$36 billion under management. Read more

Presentations |  |  Aug 3, 2023

PRESENTATION | National Manufacturing Summit on manufacturing & energy transition

Tim Buckley speaks at the Centre for Future Work’s National Manufacturing Summit on the global energy transition and implications for Australia Read more

Presentations |  |  Aug 3, 2023

PRESENTATION | United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Climate finance and the Australian opportunity

Global climate financing momentum is accelerating towards a decarbonised economy. Australia has a once in a lifetime opportunity to invest to generate affordable clean energy (SDG 7) create economic strength (SDG 8), responsible production (SDG 12) and act to mitigate climate change this decade (SDG 13). Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Jul 25, 2023

OP ED | Epic Fail: The Productivity Commission’s Arguments Against Public Investment in Australia’s Massive Cleantech Opportunity Entirely Miss the Mark

We review the PC’s recent report which completely fails to understand the scale and urgency of Australia’s opportunity to invest public capital in leveraging our world-leading energy transition resources, attract private capital and respond effectively to unprecedented global policy interventions that are re-drawing the geopolitical landscape as the world decarbonises. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Jun 28, 2023

REPORT | A Value-Added Critical Minerals Bilateral Agreement for Australia and South Korea

Australia’s imperative to create a mutually-beneficial bilateral agreement with South Korea, leveraging the US Inflation Reduction Act to complement Korea’s battery industry and value-add onshore. Read more

Reports and Analysis |  |  Jun 28, 2023

MONTHLY CHINA ENERGY UPDATES | As climate change-driven heatwaves and drought impact China’s “dual carbon targets”, longer-term energy transition intact

China Energy Policy Analyst Xuyang Dong argues that, despite the declining hydropower caused by climate change-led drought and heatwaves in China, China’s ambition and determination on energy transition remains intact. China showed heavier reliance on coal in May, while continues renewable expansion at the same time. Read more

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