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Media Releases | May 15, 2024

Budget delivers ambitious support for Australia’s decarbonising future but a clear fossil free vision is still wanting


“The real budget news, beyond the tax cuts, energy bill rebates, rent assistance and surplus headline grabbers, is the highly ambitious funding to deliver its Future Made in Australia plan,” said Forum Founder Blair Palese. “This funding will allow Australia to build a future economy as part of the growing demand for decarbonising energy, products and manufacturing globally. But we need to do it fast.” Read our reaction to the 2024-25 Federal Budget. Read more

Media Releases | May 9, 2024

“Government’s gas plan … like Groundhog Day all over again”: Climate Capital Forum


Climate Capital Forum has slammed the federal government’s future gas strategy, saying it sends the worst kind of signal for any ambition Australia has to become a renewable energy superpower and to enable a decarbonising Future Made in Australia. Read more

Media Releases | May 1, 2024

Offshore wind industry picks up pace


Granting of feasibility licenses to explore offshore wind locations off Gippsland in Victoria is the next big step for the Australian industry’s development. Read more

Media Releases | Apr 18, 2024

Australia’s leading energy industry and investment players back Albanese’s Future Made in Australia


Leading investor groups and energy industry peak bodies have urged the Federal Government to stay the course on its newly-announced landmark Future Made in Australia Act. Read more

Media Releases | Mar 14, 2024

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

A coalition including leading union, investor, energy, industry and First Nations peak groups has called on the federal government to embed requirements for locally produced and supplied components into all renewable energy supply chain manufacturing and development to ensure the benefits of the energy transition are returned to local communities, businesses, workers and the Australian domestic economy as a whole. Read more

Media Releases | Jan 31, 2024

Green Steel Supply Chains are Australia’s Top Decarbonisation Opportunity but a clear and credible commitment to moving to net zero is needed: Climate Capital Forum

Allocating taxpayer monies to support BlueScope Steel to invest $1bn to lock in high emissions blast furnace technology for the next 20 years is a missed opportunity according to Climate Capital Forum. Much stronger incentives are urgently needed to reduce – not support new – fossil fuel powered production. Read more

Media Releases | Dec 13, 2023

Post MYEFO, there is no time to waste to step up the energy transition investment phase

Joint release with the Climate Energy Finance and Smart Energy Council: Incremental funding for Australia’s potential as a renewables driven critical minerals superpower of another $3bn in 2023 MYEFO does not come slightly near the scale and speed of investment and policy ambition that Australia needs. Read more

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