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 efficiency technologies.
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 the economy.
Energy efficient and low emission construction and operations
- 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 sea.
- 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 processing
- 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 solutions
- 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 proposed
- We work in partnership with project owners and developers bringing specialist energy and finance expertise to each project
- 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
Email the CEFC Infrastructure team.