Huge solar installation in the outback as far as the eye can see

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Opinion | Dec 8, 2023

Nuclear energy is not viable for Australia in timeframe needed to address climate, energy and cost of living crisis

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This open letter addresses public discussion on nuclear power generation in Australia. There are a number of barriers that make nuclear unviable as a solution for Australia’s energy transition in a timeframe necessary to respond to the climate, energy and cost of living crises. Read more

Presentations | Nov 28, 2023

What Australia Needs to Do to Get In and Stay In the Global Decarbonising Market

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Blair Palese, Founder of Climate Capital Forum and Freddy Sharpe, Philanthropist and Investor, presented to the Australian Climate Tech Festival & Awards 2023 in Sydney, November 2023 Read more

Opinion | Nov 22, 2023

Why Anthony Albanese should absolutely be at APEC in San Francisco

Canberra Times

Blair Palese, founder of the Climate Capital Forum, on how Prime Minister Anthony Albanese being on the ground at APEC shows that Australia wants to be at the table with the other alliance members as they navigate global decarbonisation, and that we are committed to working with our regional neighbours in the Indo-Pacific. Read more

Opinion | Nov 17, 2023

Australia faces a big challenge to hit green targets

The Australian

In The Australian’s Business Review section, Blair Palese outlines the need for government to provide the “big picture” as we transition to a decarbonised economy. Read more

Papers | Sep 11, 2023

An Australian Response to the US IRA

Climate Energy Finance (CEF) and the Climate Capital Forum (CCF) call for at least an extra $100bn of government strategic public-interest capital investment into an Australian Renewables Industry Package and value-adding critical minerals industry development 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 domestic and export opportunity. Read more

Presentations | Sep 5, 2023

How renewable energy can be a vehicle for resilient communities and economy in Queensland

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Satya Tanner, CEO LAUTEC Australia and Climate Capital Forum member looks at energy resilience in context of national security and Queensland opportunities at Smart Energy Expo in Brisbane, 2023 Read more

Papers | Aug 16, 2023

The US IRA – one year on – August 2023

One year on from the introduction of the landmark Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in the US (aka the Green New Deal), a cornerstone of the Biden administration’s program to reindustrialise the nation and secure cleantech supply chains against a backdrop of increasing geopolitical tensions, particularly with China, which dominates the global shift to clean energy. Read more

Opinion | Feb 8, 2023

OPINION – Why I formed a Climate Capital Forum in Australia and why every country needs to do the same

Climate & Capital Media

Climate Capital Forum Founder, Blair Palese, on her motivation to form the network, and why its work is so important. Read more

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