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Guidelines

The CEFC invests in clean energy technologies, which are defined in the CEFC Act as renewable energy, energy efficiency and low emissions technologies. We make investments which are "solely or mainly Australian-based".  We do not invest in "prohibited technologies". Download our guidelines.

At a glance

Australian-based investments

  • The CEFC Board determines, on a case-by-case basis, whether an investment is "solely or mainly Australian-based", with regard to the circumstances, conditions and/or other matters referred to in the Investment Guidelines.

Renewable energy technologies

  • Renewables (including bioenergy, geothermal, hydro, ocean, solar, waste-to-energy, wind).
  • Hybrids of renewables with other technologies.
  • Technologies (including enabling technologies) that are related to renewable energy (including supply of goods or services).

Energy efficiency technologies

  • Energy efficiency (including energy conservation and demand management).
  • Technologies (including enabling technologies) that are related to energy efficiency (including supply of goods or services).

Low emissions technologies

  • The Board determines, on a case-by-case basis, whether an investment is a low emissions technology, with regard to the circumstances, conditions and/or other matters referred to in the Investment Guidelines.

Prohibited technologies

  • A technology for carbon capture and storage (within the meaning of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007);
  • Nuclear technology; or
  • Nuclear power.