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  • Reshaping Infrastructure for a net zero emissions future

    04 March 2020
    Infrastructure has a significant, lasting influence on Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, with most infrastructure assets built today expected to be operating in 2050. A new Issues Paper, Reshaping Infrastructure for a new zero emissions future, considered the challenges and opportunities in reshaping transport, energy, water, communications and waste infrastructure for a net zero emissions world. The Issues Paper was developed by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia, ClimateWorks Australia and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, with the support of the CEFC and the Queensland Government.
  • Navigating the pathway to cleaner, greener Australian airports

    24 February 2020
    Clean energy and infrastructure: The pathway to airport sustainability identifies 15 best practice initiatives with the potential to immediately cut the carbon footprint of Australia’s airports. More than half of the initiatives – all of which use proven technologies – can address the Scope 1 emissions directly related to the airport operations. The majority of the initiatives relate to energy efficiency: low energy baggage handling systems having the potential to reduce carbon emissions from 40-75 per cent, while energy efficient airport lighting upgrades and the use of ground source heat pumps each have the potential to cut emissions by as much as 50 per cent.
  • Insights from the first wave of large-scale solar projects in Australia

    30 January 2020
    Together with ARENA, the CEFC launched a large-scale solar funding program in 2015 to accelerate renewables investment Australia-wide. The CEFC subsequently financed 10 projects, alongside ARENA’s 12. Through their efforts, ARENA and the CEFC helped close the cost gap that existed between large-scale solar and other commercially competitive forms of power generation, contributing to large-scale solar becoming cost competitive with wind energy and cheaper than new build coal and gas. This report presents the key insights and trends of that investment program, from reaching financial close to construction, grid connection and the ramp up to full generation.
  • Australian Recycling Investment Fund

    23 January 2020
    The CEFC has a strong track record in investing in waste-related projects, as part of our role in accelerating investment in Australia’s transition to a low emissions economy. By focusing on clean energy technologies, these investments can reduce emissions by diverting waste from landfill, as well as help ensure that waste processing and resource recovery operations are as energy efficient as possible. Through the Australian Recycling Investment Fund, we have a particular focus on large-scale projects which use clean energy technologies to support the recycling of waste plastics, paper, glass and tyres.
  • Pathway to cleaner, greener homes

    14 January 2020
    The CEFC has a strong track record of investing in a diverse range of cleaner, greener residential options, including finance for green home loans, build-to-rent and masterplanned communities, seniors living and student accommodation. Bank Australia is the first home loan provider to take up tailored CEFC green home loan finance, designed to spearhead the construction of market leading, energy efficient housing. Our fact sheet has more information.
  • Biofuels and Transport: An Australian Opportunity

    14 November 2019
    Biofuels represents a $25 billion investment opportunity for Australia, with the promise of as many as 250,000 jobs in regional Australia if we are to match global growth forecasts. In this report we look at how Australia can capitalise on our experience in agriculture, forestry and engineering to develop a thriving biofuels industry, while providing a low emissions renewable fuel source for use in air travel, long-distance road freight and rail and marine freight.
  • Transforming Australian agriculture with clean energy

    23 September 2019
    In this practical guide for Australian farmers, the CEFC and the National Farmers’ Federation have identified 51 opportunities where farmers can reduce their energy bills by improving energy efficiency and switching to renewables.
  • Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities Australia 2019

    27 August 2019
    The Climate Bonds Initiative’s Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities Australia 2019 identifies a national pipeline of over 400 green infrastructure projects with investment potential The report backs new long-term partnerships between banks, superannuation funds, corporations and governments to address rising emissions, urban congestion and sustainability pressures.
  • CEFC Investment Update: FY19

    30 July 2019
    The CEFC made new investment commitments of almost $1.5 billion in the 12 months to 30 June 2019, across 30 projects with a total value of $6.3 billion. For the first time since we began investing, we deployed a record $1.3 billion into the clean energy sector in a single 12-month period. Over the same period, a record $320 million in CEFC finance was repaid. Read more in our FY19 Investment Update.
  • How much rooftop solar can be installed in Australia?

    12 June 2019
    In this new analysis by UTS Institute of Sustainable Futures, APVI and UNSW estimates Australia has the potential to install as much as 179GW of rooftop solar PV, or 22 times the current installed capacity. The analysis was developed for the CEFC and the Property Council of Australia.
  • Distributed energy in the property sector – unlocking the potential

    04 June 2019
    The CEFC and the Property Council of Australia engaged Seed Advisory to identify barriers to distributed energy in property – and to propose solutions to address them. The result is this report, developed to be a practical resource for policymakers, regulators and industry leaders.
  • Biogas opportunities for Australia

    25 March 2019
    Biogas is a renewable, reliable and local source of energy. The biogas industry provides an alternative route for waste treatment while contributing to the development of local economies. Find our more in this new report for Bioenergy Australia, developed by ENA Consulting with the support of the CEFC, ARENA, Energy Networks Australia and the International Energy Agency’s Bioenergy Task 37: Energy from Biogas.
  • Distributed energy in the property sector – today’s opportunities

    13 September 2018
    Distributed energy solutions can help reduce costs, lower exposure to volatile energy markets and drive down carbon emissions. This CEFC and Property Council of Australia guide aims to help property managers unlock benefits for their buildings.
  • Australian Manufacturing: Gas Efficiency Guide

    30 August 2018
    In a joint initiative, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the Energy Efficiency Council and the Australian Industry Group have developed Australian Manufacturing: Gas Efficiency Guide, outlining practical and proven strategies to bring the benefits of clean energy to Australian manufacturers.
  • Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities Australia & New Zealand

    28 August 2018
    The Climate Bonds Initiative discusses a pipeline of potential infrastructure projects in Australia that can be financed through green bonds, tapping into growing interest in sustainable assets from superannuation funds and ‘green’ investors.
  • Webinar: Australia's Transition to Electric Vehicles

    23 August 2018
    The electric vehicle revolution is on its way. The only question is how soon. View the presentation from our recent webinar with Paul Dowling, CEFC, Dr Alina Dini, QUT, and Richard Lovell, CEFC, discussing the future of electric vehicles in Australia.
  • CEFC Investment Update: FY18

    30 July 2018
    The CEFC set new records in the number and value of investment commitments in 2017-18, delivering a heightened focus on some of the nation’s toughest emissions challenges through our support for innovative projects, technologies and investment partnerships. We maintained our role as a leading investor in Australia’s renewable energy sector and further extended our reach into emissions reduction activities in infrastructure, agriculture, property, transport and waste. In addition, our venture capital finance for innovative clean energy companies saw continued growth.
  • Clean Energy Snapshot: The Australian Electric Vehicle Market

    21 June 2018
    What drives EV uptake? It takes policy incentives that reduce the payback period for buyers; model availability that meets consumers’ needs, and charging infrastructure that ensures drivers can recharge away from home.
  • Australian Electric Vehicle Market Study: Full Report

    21 June 2018
    Read the comprehensive report prepared by Energeia, for the CEFC and ARENA
  • IFM Investors and the CEFC work together to cut carbon emissions in the infrastructure assets

    25 May 2018
    Infrastructure assets are central to our economic and social well-being. They are usually large, expensive and built for the long term. This scale means they are well placed to benefit from investments in clean energy, to lift energy efficiency, increase productivity and lower emissions.
  • CEFC and clean energy for agriculture

    21 February 2018
    The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is targeting major clean energy benefits in Australian agriculture, committing $100 million to the agricultural platform of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.
  • New report identifies 50 measures to help property sector move towards net zero carbon buildings

    01 June 2017
    The property sector is being urged to take immediate steps to invest in clean energy technologies to unlock substantial energy savings, while also addressing a major source of carbon emissions in Australia. A new report from the CEFC and Norman Disney & Young identifies 50 best practice initiatives.
  • CEFC announces landmark agreement with Investa to push boundaries of energy efficiency

    01 December 2016
    The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Investa Office Management (Investa) have joined forces to push the boundaries of energy efficiency in commercial property, reinforced by Investa’s market-leading commitment to Science Based Targets.
  • Energy from waste Australia: a state-by-state update

    14 November 2016
    CEFC research has identified several states as having policy settings and levies that support investment in energy from waste and bioenergy projects.
  • University sector clean energy opportunities

    19 October 2016
    Australian Universities are facing rapidly increasing energy costs when they could be reducing energy consumption with clean energy technologies.
  • Clean energy opportunities for local government

    16 June 2016
    Clean energy investments can lower costs and reduce emissions for local government, and help councils achieve their sustainability goals.
  • Financing energy efficient community housing

    09 February 2016
    A strong demand for new community housing will require as much as $15 billion of private sector investment over the next 10 years.
  • The Australian bioenergy and energy from waste market: closing the gap

    12 November 2015
    Australia has the potential to double its bioenergy output over the next five years, lowering carbon emissions and providing an important energy from waste option for business and local government.