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.
Major commercial auto and equipment lender Metro Finance’s Metro Green initiative is working to increase the uptake of low emissions passenger and light commercial vehicles.
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 under construction in southern NSW, is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 50,000 households when complete.
The High Income Sustainable Office Trust (HISOT) works to improve the energy performance of commercial office properties 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 is developing two new solar farms - one at Clermont in Queensland and one near Mildura in Victoria.
The $150 million ANZ Energy Efficient Asset Finance program offers ANZ business customers the opportunity to cut their energy costs through innovation.
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.
The 212MW Lincoln Gap Wind Farm to be built near Port Augusta in South Australia, will include approximately 10MW of battery storage to better manage the intermittency of generation.
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, being constructed in near Robinvale in the Sunraysia district in Victoria will help bring stability and diversity to the state’s energy supply,
A $100 million asset finance program through Macquarie Leasing is aimed at accelerating the use of electric vehicles and other clean energy solutions.
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 new solar farms will 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, will help 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.
Australia’s first peer-to-peer green lending platform is up and running after a being kick-started with a $20 million investment commitment from the CEFC.
A disused coal-fired power station at Collinsville in Queensland is being redeveloped as a 42MW (AC) solar farm which is expected to generate enough energy to power 15,000 homes.
Leading resource recovery company ResourceCo Group is rolling out facilities at Wetherill Park in Sydney that will transform selected non-recyclable waste streams into Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF).
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 being built 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, will feature 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.
The $100 million Energy Efficient Equipment Finance program is offered through the Commonwealth Bank.
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.
A $200 million CEFC Westpac finance program is providing Australian businesses with an easier way to take control of their energy costs.
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.
A $200+ million equity fund is aimed at boosting Australia’s uptake of bioenergy and energy from waste technologies.
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.
With the right equipment, businesses can lower fuel costs, cut heating, cooling and lighting bills and even create energy from waste.
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.
A 1970s Brisbane office block has cut its base building electricity use by nearly 50 per cent through $1.23 million in energy efficiency improvements