Gas is not the solution for our clean energy future

Say it with me: gas is not a transition fuel. COVID-19 could be the trigger for the much-needed step change in our clean energy transition. But the Morrison government has stacked the National COVID-19 Coordination Committee with oil and gas sector representatives, pushing for fossil fuel lobby-led economic recovery. It looks like gas is tipped […]

Charge up for All-Energy Australia 2017

All-Energy Australia is back for its ninth year, with more than 120 speakers, more than 120 domestic and international exhibitors, and the launch of new program streams, making the event one of the world’s most significant platforms for the clean and renewable energy industry.

Solar kits to create jobs in Victoria

From the Victorian Labor Government: The Andrews Labor Government will provide $825,000 towards a  pilot project to develop solar battery storage kits and create local jobs. A consortium of five companies, led by innovation company ARVIO, will receive funding under the second round of the Labor Government’s $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund. This project […]

NAB’s energy efficient loan program gets a CEFC top-up

The “overwhelming success” of National Australia Bank’s Energy Efficient Bonus program – which gives a 0.7 per cent loan discount for energy efficiency upgrades – has seen the Clean Energy Finance Corporation commit an additional $180 million in finance, bringing the total pool to $300 million. The program was initially launched in 2015 with $120 […]

Australian researchers are creating low-cost smart windows

Low-cost smart windows that can selectively block out light and heat are on the horizon for Australia, thanks to a new research project underway at Queensland’s Griffith University. Professor Huijun Zhao, director of Griffith’s Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, has been awarded more than $500,000 to develop smart windows through the Australian Research Council […]

Investors willing to pay premium for green bonds

A $50 million climate bond issued by financial services group FlexiGroup has attracted strong investor participation, even with a yield 0.03 per cent lower than a similar class bond without green certification. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which made a $20 million cornerstone commitment, said this showed there was strong investor appetite for clean energy […]

How to spend an extra US$600 billion a year on climate finance

Jenya Khvatsky’s start-up company CleanTek Market has been founded to create a global online platform to connect clean technology projects, technologies and organisations with investors, end users and intermediaries. Here’s how he reads the imperatives for such a service. We are in the midst of a clean technology revolution. There is now widespread acceptance that […]

ARENA and CEFC support solutions for certainty of energy supply

From ARENA: The Clean Energy Finance Corporation  (CEFC) and Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) have welcomed the opportunity to work together to accelerate the development of flexible capacity and large-scale storage projects that enable certainty of energy supply and smooth integration of renewable energy sources. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today called on both organisations to […]