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Opinion | Jun 12, 2024

We need to talk about renewable energy projects

Canberra Times

Offshore wind can play a significant role in supporting our industrial and energy security needs. With its greater reliability and consistent supply, it can be an essential component of our future economic security through the Future Made in Australia Act. Leaders from Australia’s offshore wind sector and Climate Capital Forum members, Amy Boersma, Satya Tanner and Naomi Campbell comment on how effective and efficient planning processes, with the right checks and balances are key to project success. Read more

Opinion | May 15, 2024

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Climate Capital Forum Founder, Blair Palese and Strategic Lead Amanda Caldwell respond to the 2024-25 Budget in The Politics newsletter. “Responding to the calls of investors, businesses and climate finance experts, Labor appears to be zoning in on the need for Australia to respond strongly to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) with a clear vision to ensure our innovators and innovations don’t move offshore.” Read more

Opinion | May 15, 2024

After a decade of chaos, Labor finally pivots Australia away from dig-and-ship petrostate to post carbon world

Renew Economy

Climate Energy Finance and Climate Capital Forum respond to the 2024-25 Budget from Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Finance Minister Katy Gallagher: “After a devastating decade of climate and energy transition chaos, inaction and underinvestment under the LNP luddites, we appear to have a government that appreciates Australia’s comparative advantages.” Read more

Opinion | Apr 14, 2024

Future Made in Australia Act puts country in global cleantech race

The Australian

Future Made in Australia Act puts country in global cleantech race. Climate Capital Forum founder Blair Palese and Director of Climate Energy Finance, Tim Buckley, support the government’s Future Made in Australia act. Read more

Opinion | Mar 22, 2024

Community benefits from renewables can be locked in through local content requirements

Renew Economy

A coalition of business, union, First Nations and community groups are calling for local content requirements to be built into tenders for the Capacity Investment Scheme. A measured, considered domestic content stipulation in CIS tenders will support domestic clean energy and technology supply chains to mature. It can be a valuable tool that underpins investor confidence both into and by Australian companies. Read more

Opinion | Mar 21, 2024

Australia has massive battery opportunity, and it needs to think big and go hard to seize it

Renew Economy

Opinion piece from energy leader Danny Kennedy from New Energy Nexus on the opportunity for Australia for invest onshore in battery processing. “Time and again we are faced with this frustrating lack of both vision and understanding of the context, scale and urgency of the task before us. Australia produces over half of the world’s lithium yet retains less than 1% of the profit that lithium eventually delivers in final products of batteries and EVs. Why not invest in manufacturing batteries onshore? It’s a sector ripe for scaling, something we’re told time and again that we can’t do. Why?” Read more

Opinion | Feb 8, 2024

A circuit breaker to give us clear air on heated wind debate

The Newcastle Herald

Climate Capital Forum member and experienced wind energy executive, Naomi Campbell, outlines the extensive feasibility process involved and the opportunity for community engagement. The transition of Australia’s energy system will simply not happen without diversified supply: offshore wind projects are an important component now available for our future energy system. Read more

Opinion | Jan 24, 2024

Wind shapes as valuable piece in modern energy jigsaw

The Newcastle Herald

Wind executive and Climate Capital Forum member Satya Tanner and CCF strategic comms lead Amanda Caldwell explain why offshore wind offers an option to supply large, stable electricity for major energy consumers and regional employers, making it a valuable component, particularly as we move to and beyond 82 per cent renewables. It also can help reframe, power and rebuild Australian regional communities, giving people a say through public consultation, partnering with First Nations, and different ways of asset ownership. Read more

Opinion | Dec 13, 2023

Nuclear energy is not viable for Australia, for a number of reasons

Canberra Times

Opinion piece with John Grimes, CEO of the Smart Energy Council, Climate Energy Finance’s Tim Buckley, Rewiring Australia’s Dr Saul Griffith, Blair Palese of the Climate Capital Forum, Dr John Hewson and Mara Bun: 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 crisis. We need energy, decarbonisation and cost of living solutions this decade. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommends a 50 per cent emissions reduction by 2030. As former Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has noted, it is hard to imagine first operation of small modular reactor (SMR) technology before 2040. Read more

Opinion | Dec 8, 2023

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


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


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