Efficient and sustainable infrastructure and transport systems
are vital for Australia's continued prosperity. The infrastructure
sector in Australia accounts for almost half of Australia's total
greenhouse gas emissions, driven largely by fossil fuel consumption
in energy generation and passenger and freight transport. This
presents enormous opportunity for investment in changing the energy
supply through use of renewables or lower emissions energy sources,
and lowering emissions intensity through implementing energy
The CEFC stands ready to finance clean energy projects across
all economic and social infrastructure sub-sectors including:
Our in-house energy and finance expertise assists to deliver
clean energy improvements which make economic and environmental
sense, improving the productivity and efficiency for businesses and
Energy efficient and low emission construction and
- Buildings: New builds or energy
efficiency upgrades (see Energy in
Buildings: 50 Best Practice Initiatives).
- Logistics and supply chain: Design and
construction which facilitates mode switching from road to rail or
- Construction: Adoption of low emission
construction methods and materials.
- Operations energy efficiency: Process
improvements such as automation, route optimisation, predictive
maintenance, real-time data use.
- Operations productivity: Options include
automation, route optimisation, predictive maintenance, and
real-time data use.
Low emission transportation, manufacturing, and
- Electric and low emissions vehicles, plant and
equipment: to lower fuel bills and emissions; can
include related infrastructure such as charging stations.
- Biofuels: operations processes,
infrastructure and plant and equipment which enable the use of
alternative fuels such as biogas and biodiesel.
Onsite renewables, efficient electricity network
- Rooftop solar PV: on new and existing
buildings including warehouses, terminals and offices.
- Battery storage: to optimise energy use
and manage security of your power supply.
- Embedded utility networks: including
smart metering and demand management solutions.
CEFC FINANCE IN ACTION
CEFC has committed $150M to freight and logistics company Qube
Holdings Limited to develop the Moorebank Logistics Park to take
emissions-intensive trucks off Australian roads by increasing the
use of rail networks, providing an estimated annual abatement of
more than 110,000 tCO₂-e in transport-related emissions.
CEFC finance benefits
- Reduce energy costs over the life cycle of the project and
adopt cleaner energy or generate power on-site to better manage
future energy price rises
- A range of flexible finance options including project and
corporate finance or direct and indirect investment with terms to
suit the project requirements
- Concessional facilities may be available for some projects
where it would facilitate improving economics over technologies
- We work in partnership with project owners and developers
bringing specialist energy and finance expertise to each
- Implement real initiatives to support your ESG and Climate Risk
Strategy, lowering the carbon footprint of your assets and
improving the attractiveness to future investors