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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

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

Presentations |  |  Mar 6, 2024

Investment in local economy as national security

Satya Tanner, CEO Australia LAUTEC, presented on decarbonisation investment as a national security priority at the Smart Energy Council conference in March 2024 Read more

Articles |  |  Mar 6, 2024

Energy sector calls for community to remain engaged on offshore wind

Climate Capital Forum member Satya Tanner CEO LAUTEC Australia featured in Port Stephens News of the Area news site, on the importance of communities remaining engaged in consultation on offshore wind in Australia. Read more

Opinion |  |  Feb 8, 2024

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

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

Articles |  |  Feb 6, 2024

Shock at call for moratorium on ‘reckless renewables’

Climate Capital Forum responds to rally at Parliament House in Canberra, where politicians called for a moratorium on renewables and decarbonisation projects. Read more

Submissions |  |  Jan 25, 2024

Pre-Budget Submission 2024-25

The world is currently in a technology, trade and finance race as the global energy transition takes hold and we grapple with the growing impacts of climate change and climate risk. Read our detailed recommendations to the Australian government on how we can capitalise on the biggest investment, employment, and net export opportunities this century, by proactively building a strategic national response proportional to the investment opportunity. Read more

Opinion |  |  Jan 24, 2024

Wind shapes as valuable piece in modern energy jigsaw

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 |  |  Nov 17, 2023

Australia faces a big challenge to hit green targets

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

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