Home buyers offered mortgage discount for energy efficient homes

A new green home offered by Bank Australia will offer allow prospective home owners to secure discounted finance to build or buy a home with a 7-plus star rating under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS).

Macquarie Group gets another $100 million from CEFC

The asset management arm of Macquarie Group, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), has received another sizeable chunk of finance from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation for emissions reduction and energy efficiency projects across airports, electricity, port, rail, water and other infrastructure sectors. The state-owned corporation is investing $100 million towards projects targeting lower carbon […]

Clean Energy Finance Corporation to target batteries and other storage

Brief: The Clean Energy Finance Corporation invested a total of $1.3 billion into the clean energy sector in the 2018-19 financial year. Next year will see the corporation hone in on storage and increasing stability in the grid by funding pumped storage and large-scale batteries, behind-the-meter generation and grid solutions. A record $320 million was repaid […]

Near completed Collins Arch wins $100 million injection from CEFC 

The 47-level Collins Arch mixed use project on Melbourne’s Collins Street will be kitted out with high efficiency airconditioning and other low-impact technologies thanks to a $100 million investment from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

ICG secures CEFC’s biggest-ever renewables equity investment 

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has committed its largest ever equity investment to the Australian Renewables Income Fund (ARIF) in order to attract more institutional investors to the fast-growing sector.

Property in the crosshairs, CEFC says in latest annual report

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) annual report has flagged sluggish improvement in energy efficiency in homes, and with property representing a substantial part of Australia’s emissions reduction challenge, this was an obvious area for further action, the report stated. Overall the industry had “seized the challenges and opportunities offered by decarbonisation” this year, with the government-backed […]

New guide from the CEFC and takes the guesswork out of clean energy tech

IN BRIEF: A handy guide has just been released to help Australian property owners choose the right distributed energy solutions to suit their needs. Developed by the Property Council of Australia and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the new guide looks at a broad range of technologies, including solar PV, heat pumps and demand management systems, […]

CEFC goes after hotel efficiency

Pro-invest Group has agreed to lift the design standard of its Holiday Inn Express at Southbank, Melbourne, following a $39 million investment by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

CEFC to invest a further $80 million in renewable energy in regional NSW

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation: The Clean Energy Finance Corporation will invest a further $80 million in renewable energy in regional New South Wales, bringing to $350 million the amount of finance the CEFC has committed to the State’s renewable energy sector in just four months. The latest CEFC commitment will help accelerate the development […]

Victoria’s clean energy focus attracts stronger CEFC presence

Growing investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and strong Victorian state government policies have stimulated the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to establish a more permanent base in Melbourne from next year.

Community housing gets an efficiency boost with CEFC finance

More than 200 energy efficient low-income and affordable homes are set to be built by not-for-profit community housing provider SGCH under an Australian-first agreement reached with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

Up to 10 new solar farms destined for Australia

As many as 10, and at least four, large-scale solar farms will be built across Australia thanks to $350 million in grants and funding announced today (Wednesday) by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

Food security needs to be front and centre of policy, science and engineering

Alexandra Meldrum, Engineers Australia Sydney Division The issue of food security – the guarantee of a sustainable food supply – has been an area of international concern over the last few decades. Recent national discussion around science, innovation and industry development has rekindled this debate. While the idea of a food crisis is far removed […]