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The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) mobilises capital investment in renewable energy, low-emission technology and energy efficiency in Australia

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) invests using a commercial approach to overcome market barriers and mobilise investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and low emissions technologies.

As at 30 June 2014, the CEFC has contracted investments of over $900 million in projects with a total value of over $3 billion. The CEFC invests for a positive return, with its more than 40 direct investments and 25 projects co-financed under aggregation programs expected to achieve an average financial yield of about 7 per cent.

These CEFC investments are expected to achieve abatement of 4.2 million tonnes of CO2e per annum with a positive net benefit to the taxpayer in the order of $2.40 per tonne CO2e. They help to improve energy productivity for businesses across Australia, develop local industries and generate new employment opportunities.

The CEFC operates under the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Act 2012.

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  • Tomatoes on a vine

    The Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s (CEFC) CEO Oliver Yates has congratulated Sundrop Farms Pty Ltd on securing growth capital for its expansion from global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR). Read more

  • Pen writing financial information

    The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is providing the cornerstone investment of up to $75 million towards National Australia Bank’s green bond issuance – a first of its kind in the Australian domestic market. Read the media release

  • Biorefinery plant

    CEFC CIO Ted Dow has told the Bioenergy Australia Conference 2014 in Adelaide that bioenergy has the potential to play a significant part in Australia’s renewable energy future. Read the media release

  • 247 Adelaide St, Brisbane

    The air conditioning upgrade of Brisbane’s 247 Adelaide Street office building has won the 'Best HVAC and Refrigeration Retrofit or Upgrade’ category at AIRAH’s Awards of Excellence 2014. Read more