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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

Opinion |  |  Mar 21, 2024

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

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

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