QIC Global Real Estate’s QSCF has become the world’s first retail property landlord to issue a Climate Bonds Initiative certified green bond which will help it improve the energy efficiency and reduce the emissions of three of its major shopping centres.
The next generation of Curtin University students will reap the benefits of clean energy, via a major new industry-connected innovation hub.
A Latrobe Valley family business that has been providing public transport for more than 50 years is driving change with its plans for an environmentally friendly bus fleet.
A disused Canberra office park is being transformed into a state-of-the-art energy efficient village.
Warada Capital is a new, integrated development and fund management company created as a specialist joint venture between the CEFC and Ironstone Capital.
On completion, Kiamal Solar Farm is expected to generate enough power for 133,500 homes and will abate 610,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
Sydney based innovator Morse Micro is developing Wi-Fi HaLow silicon chips that use a fraction of the power consumed by traditional Wi-Fi chips and offer long-range, secure Wi-Fi for Internet of Things technologies.
The Collector Wind Farm in NSW, being developed by RATCH-Australia, will be one of the first in Australia to use the 4.2MW V117 Vestas turbines.
Families in three regional NSW cities – Bathurst Dubbo and Orange – will benefit from 220 new highly energy efficient homes for low income families.
The Green MVE strategy by AllianceBernstein aims to set a new standard in low carbon investing.
CEFC finance is available to support investment in smaller-scale clean energy projects, whether on the farm, in households, on the road or in a factory.
Award-winning Australian manufacturer Omni Tanker Holdings, which produces innovative carbon fibre tank containers, is expanding its business to meet international shipping demand.
Woolworths Group has issued the world’s first green bond by a supermarket business to fund its sustainability strategy.
SGCH has delivered 31 new energy-efficient apartments in the Liverpool area that have features to help tenants keep their energy use and household running costs down.
For the first time, an Australian climate bond is giving investors access to Australia’s burgeoning rooftop solar and small-scale storage market.
A third-generation Western Australian family business is reaping the clean energy benefits of replacing an old mobile crane with a new energy efficient model.
Melbourne’s distinctive Collins Arch building is set to be a landmark in urban sustainability, targeting industry leading energy efficiency standards in a mixed-use building development.
The Australian Renewables Income Fund (ARIF), a renewable energy fund managed by Infrastructure Capital Group, will focus on acquiring and developing large-scale wind and solar developments, as well as energy-from-waste projects, large-scale battery storage and pumped hydro.
A Mail Plus delivery franchisee in Victoria who used Metro Green vehicle finance, supported by the CEFC, to upgrade his van is now benefiting from reduced fuel use, lower maintenance and more comfortable driving.
South Australian households can draw on cost-competitive CEFC finance to install home solar and battery storage under the South Australian government’s Home Battery Scheme.
Australia’s first large-scale energy from waste project – a 36 MW plant at Kwinana in Western Australia – is expected to power up to 50,000 homes using household waste, contributing to the grid stability of the South West Interconnected System (SWIS).
CSF Steel has cut its energy costs, improved its productivity and reduced its carbon footprint by installing a new welding system at its Cairns workshop.
Australia’s Visy Industries will increase its capacity to recycle waste materials by 10 per cent with a pipeline of projects to improve the overall energy efficiency and renewable energy use of its large-scale Australian manufacturing operations.
Family-owned Wodonga business Bertazzo Engineered has increased its business and become more energy efficient through the purchase of two laser cutters.
Tenants in need have found new homes in SGCH’s first property designed and built for the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund.
Melbourne’s new South Eastern Organics Processing Facility is set to convert around 12,000 truckloads of household garden and food waste, drawn from council kerbside green waste collections, into 50,000 tonnes of high-grade compost each year.
The first institutional build-to-rent investment platform in Australia – Mirvac’s Australian Build-to-Rent Club (ABTRC) – will bring the benefits of clean energy and energy efficiency to families and tenants in the home rental market.
The Numurkah Solar Farm will demonstrate how solar energy can deliver a cost-effective solution for energy-intensive manufacturers.
Leading alternative asset manager Morrison & Co will spearhead clean energy standards across Australian social and economic infrastructure assets, as part of its specialist $1 billion ‘green’ infrastructure fund.
The 112MW Granville Harbour Wind Farm will boost Tasmania’s wind energy capacity by about a third.
intelliHUB is accelerating the rollout of smart meters to give homes and businesses better information to help them choose the right solar and battery storage solutions to meet their individual consumption needs.
Australia’s largest ASX-listed solar infrastructure business, New Energy Solar, is using finance from the CEFC to help to deliver a portfolio of Australian solar power plants to its investors. The Manildra Solar Power Plant, in central-western NSW, is New Energy Solar’s foundation Australian asset.
The NAB Low Carbon Shared Portfolio is the first of its kind in Australia, giving Australian organisations the ability to directly invest in large-scale renewable energy projects.
The 135 MW Crudine Ridge Wind Farm near Mudgee in NSW will provide enough electricity to power around 55,000 homes each year.
Clean energy business accelerator EnergyLab has expanded to Brisbane, hosting four exciting innovative start-ups
The Holiday Inn Express at Southbank in Melbourne has been designed to dramatically reduce its energy consumption and achieve a 5-star National Australian Built Environment Rating System Energy rating in operation.
Zen Ecosystems has developed intelligent energy management solutions that could save Australian businesses up to 25 per cent on their energy costs.
The $12 billion IFM Australian Infrastructure Fund, managed by IFM Investors, is working to reduce carbon emissions at some of Australia’s leading ports, airports and electricity infrastructure.
Commercial developments in the Melbourne Quarter precinct in the heart of the city’s CBD are among assets within a portfolio of 21 Lendlease-managed commercial properties that is set to create new standards of sustainability as Lendlease a targets net zero emissions portfolio by 2025.
Leading developer Mirvac is planning communities in Brisbane and Sydney where new homes aimed at first and new home buyers will have built-in solar-plus-battery systems that are expected to reduce household energy costs by as much as 90 per cent.
Newcastle City Council’s Summerhill Waste Management Centre is transforming into a renewable energy hub with a 5MW solar farm being built alongside a 2.2 MW landfill gas generator and small wind turbine.
A Darling Downs cotton farmer has installed solar to reduce his pumping costs with a purpose-built system that is providing a reliable supply with a fuss-free operating system.
The agricultural platform of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is targeting major clean energy benefits in Australian agriculture, working alongside the CEFC and the CSIRO.
National Australia Bank (NAB) is the first Australian bank to launch a green bond backed by residential mortgages that meet international low carbon buildings criteria.
The 150MW (AC) Coleambally Solar Farm in southern NSW, is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 50,000 households.
The High Income Sustainable Office Trust (HISOT) aims to improve the energy performance of existing commercial office buildings in major metropolitan markets on the eastern seaboard.
The Oakey Solar Farm in south-east Queensland is expected to deliver enough renewable energy to power around 24,000 homes, while using forecasting technology that will help enhance grid stability and energy reliability.
The Healthcare Wholesale Property Fund owns Australia’s first portfolio of hospital and healthcare assets that has an environmentally sustainable development focus.
Wirsol Energy Pty Ltd solar farms at Clermont in Queensland and near Mildura in Victoria are generating energy to the grid.
Westpac’s first climate bond issuance is financing a $1 billion Australian-based clean energy portfolio, including low carbon commercial buildings.
The CEFC has committed $110 million in equity as part of a $600 million capital raising for the $4.1 billion Investa Commercial Property Fund
QIC Global Real Estate is looking to deliver improvements in energy efficiency across its portfolio of Australian shopping centres via a $200 million senior debt facility from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).
A major upgrade to Adelaide Oval’s lighting and sound will offer a world-class experience while slashing lighting energy consumption by around 35 per cent.
South Australia’s Lincoln Gap Wind Farm will have a total generating capacity of more than 212 MW, producing enough energy to power 155,000 homes. It will offset some 680,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually and include 10MW of battery storage.
NAB’s $300 million climate bond broke new ground as the first brought to the local market by an Australian issuer.
The proceeds from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s first climate bond support 12 eligible Australian projects, including renewable energy generation through wind power, energy efficient buildings and low-carbon transport projects.
The 240MW Ararat Wind Farm, just north-east of Ararat in Victoria, is generating enough power for around 120,0000 homes.
Windlab and Eurus Energy’s Kennedy Energy Park in central north Queensland will be Australia’s first fully integrated wind, solar and battery project.
Queensland-based Redback Technologies has developed a Smart Hybrid System that optimises solar generation, storage and management of energy for households and businesses.
Melbourne-based company Relectrify is developing and commercialising control technology that unlocks extra performance in battery systems by boosting their second-life storage capability and lifespan.
The 88MW (AC) 110 (DC) Bannerton Solar Park, near Robinvale in the Sunraysia district in Victoria, will help bring stability and diversity to the state’s energy supply,
Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd is accelerating its best practice sustainable waste management activities with an array of projects aimed at reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.
Australian company Thinxtra is deploying the world-leading Sigfox Low Powered Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology to provide a low-cost operating framework for Internet of Things Technologies.
Clean-tech company Wattwatchers is expanding production of its award-winning measurement technology that helps better manage energy use and costs.
Victoria-based manufacturer SEA Electric is converting medium-duty trucks and commercial vans into electric vehicles.
Two solar farms add a total of 200MW of solar generation capacity at Collinsville in north Queensland, with the CEFC committing $90 million in debt finance.
A 428-bed student accommodation project in Waymouth Street, Adelaide, is helping set a new benchmark in energy efficient design.
Leading freight and logistics company Qube Holdings Limited is developing the nationally-significant Moorebank Logistics Park to take emissions-intensive trucks off Australian roads.
Pilgangoora Operations Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pilbara Minerals Ltd, is developing the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia, to develop resources used in lithium battery storage.
The RateSetter green loan marketplace provides affordable finance options to Australian home owners and businesses purchasing approved renewable energy and energy efficient products and brings clean energy borrowers and investors together.
A disused coal-fired power station at Collinsville in Queensland has been redeveloped as a 42MW (AC) solar farm which is expected to generate enough energy to power 15,000 homes.
Cleanaway, ResourceCo Group transform waste into Processed Engineered Fuel, cutting landfill and lowering emissions.
Solar farms at Oakey on the Darling Downs and Longreach in Central Queensland will help boost local energy networks and provide drought-proofing benefits for farmers.
Investa Commercial Property Fund’s (ICPF) first Green Bond continues its strong leadership in clean energy innovation in the commercial property sector.
Investa Office Fund (IOF) is the first Australian REIT to issue a certified Australian dollar green bond. The bond supports clean energy innovation in the commercial property sector.
Infigen Energy’s 113MW Bodangora Wind Farm near Wellington in New South Wales is expected to produce enough energy to meet the needs of over 49,000 homes.
The CEFC has made a cornerstone commitment of $20 million to a $50 million bond issuance by FlexiGroup, which has been certified by the global Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI).
The CEFC’s work with Community Housing Providers is encouraging the development of 1,000 highly energy efficient homes for low-income families in New South Wales.
Australia’s Edify Energy and leading international renewable energy investor Wirsol are constructing three large scale solar farms that will add a combined 165MW of capacity to the national electricity grid.
The IIG Solar Income Fund finances medium-scale Australian solar farms, providing equity investment opportunities for high net worth individuals, smaller institutional investors and foundations.
Not-for-profit community housing provider SGCH is seeking to deliver approximately 500 high-performing energy efficient homes with CEFC finance.
The $4.7 billion AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund (AWOF) has committed to ambitious emissions reductions and efficiency targets in conjunction with a $100 million investment by the CEFC.
Bundaberg Christian College’s award winning grid-connected solar PV system and battery storage – the first of its kind in Australia - is playing an important role in its bid to be self-sufficient.
Genex Power Ltd has secured $54 million in debt finance from the CEFC for the development of the Phase One 50MW large-scale solar farm at its Kidston Renewable Energy Hub, near Townsville.
The Palisade Renewable Energy Fund (PREF), managed by Palisade Investment Partners (Palisade), has a target size of $500 million and invests in renewable energy projects in Australia.
The $225 million 116MW (AC) Ross River Solar Farm south-west of Townsville is expected to generate enough energy to power the equivalent of 65,000 homes.
Three large-scale solar projects in regional New South Wales will provide enough additional renewable energy to supply the equivalent of 41,500 homes.
GreenSync is expanding its business to help create the smart electricity grid of the future.
The Geelong-based global leader in carbon fibre wheel manufacturing, Carbon Revolution is looking to dramatically ramp up its operations to boost production.
The 270MW Sapphire Wind Farm, in northern NSW, features the latest Vestas turbine technology, as well as transformers manufactured in Australia.
The CEFC has made a $20 million commitment to the world’s first university climate bond, issued by Monash University.
Australia’s first Clean Energy Seed Fund has exceeded expectations, attracting $26 million in finance, including a $10 million cornerstone commitment from the CEFC though the Clean Energy Innovation Fund.
The CEFC is lending unlisted property fund manager, QE, $68 million to stretch the design of a commercial office tower to a market leading 5.5 star NABERS standard.
Palisade Investment Partners (Palisade) and the CEFC are working to accelerate the development of Australian renewable energy projects valued at $1 billion.
Windlab is commercialising CSIRO-developed analysis technology to develop opportunities in Australia.
The University of Melbourne is expecting to reduce its grid electricity use by about five per cent following installation of innovative renewable and energy efficient technologies.
The CEFC is the cornerstone investor in a solar farm at Barcaldine in Central Queensland.
Local Government Finance Program aimed at supporting Australian councils to invest in clean energy technologies.
The CEFC is working with Foresight Group to identify and develop opportunities to invest equity in a range of bioenergy and energy from waste projects in the Australian market.
Business, government and not-for-profit fleet buyers are being encouraged to move to low emissions vehicles to tackle one of the biggest contributors to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions – light vehicles.
A major LED street lighting rollout and rooftop solar on council facilities are helping the City of Melbourne move towards its sustainability goals.
A solar energy system at Ayers Rock Resort has the capacity to provide up to 30 per cent of its peak daytime power use and reduce the need for trucked-in fuel.
Australia’s largest solar and battery storage project to date will reduce DeGrussa copper mine’s reliance on diesel-powered energy.
A $1.2 million energy efficiency upgrade to the landmark Readers Digest building in Surry Hills, New South Wales, dramatically reduced its lighting and air conditioning costs.
One of Australia’s largest multi-franchise car dealerships, Col Crawford Motors, has used solar and LED lighting technologies to make impressive electricity cost savings.
Major supermarket fresh produce supplier Nu Fruit installed nearly 100KW of solar PV to meet over 10 per cent of the electricity needs of its Wangaratta refrigerated warehouses and cool rooms.
One of Australia’s largest registered clubs has made its chiller system more efficient and has installed an 85kW solar system.
After investment to quadruple its capacity, Epuron’s Uterne Solar power plant produces enough electricity to power more than 1,000 average Alice Springs households.
The CEFC’s first investment in wave energy helped accelerate the final stage of Carnegie Clean Energy's innovative wave power technology to harvest Australia’s abundant ocean energy.
An Australian plastic products manufacturer upgraded its rotational moulding ovens to achieve big cuts in electricity and gas consumption.
A Victorian based apple and chestnut grower is cutting its costs and improving its energy productivity through a $1.2 million refrigeration upgrade.
Wodonga Rendering and Wodonga Abattoirs are sharing efficiency improvements and energy cost savings by using a gas-fired tri-generation plant.
Australia’s largest meat processor and exporter is capturing and using biogas to reduce its dependence on grid-connected natural gas.
A large-scale solar PV plant in northern New South Wales is generating enough power for about 15,000 homes.
The final stage of Pacific Hydro’s Portland Wind Energy Project, in south-west Victoria, was completed in 2015, with the support of finance from the CEFC.
World-leading solar thermal technology is being used to provide irrigation from desalinated seawater, and heating and cooling for greenhouses in a first-of-its-kind demonstration of sustainable agriculture.
A $7 million environmental upgrade to a 1970s commercial building in Melbourne more than halves energy use and carbon emissions.
Australian Paper’s recycling plant is reducing carbon emissions by around 200,000 tonnes annually, while removing 80,000 tonnes of wastepaper from Australia’s landfill.
Energy Developments Limited has expanded its Moranbah North power station that generates power from waste coal mine gas .
CEFC and NAB financed Australian Agricultural Company’s (AACo) installation of solar PV units at 15 sites, reducing their grid energy consumption by around 30 per cent.
The refinancing of the Macarthur Wind Farm in Victoria has shown there is a viable development-finance-exit cycle for investors in large-scale renewables.
Taralga Wind Farm generates enough electricity to power about 38,000 homes and abates 240,000 tonnes of carbon emissions a year
Replacing more than 2,000 residential street lights in Warrnambool, Victoria, with LED technology cuts lighting operation and maintenance costs by nearly 70 per cent.
Three new energy efficient presses at Labelmakers operate at twice the speed, using half the energy of the company’s old presses, while allowing a broader range of higher-quality printed products to be manufactured.
A focus on energy efficient technology is allowing an award-winning fruit supplier to make big savings on energy costs and boost productivity.
A two-megawatt trigeneration plant is being used to provide low-carbon thermal energy, heating and cooling for a major new residential and commercial development in Sydney.
Major Australian garden products supplier, Richgro is harnessing ground-breaking waste-to-energy technology to meet all its power needs by recycling organic waste.
The multi-storey multi-use CQ building at 123 Queen Street, Melbourne, underwent a $1.3 million energy efficiency upgrade to make big energy cost savings.