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Pathway to impact: Reflections and key learnings

Pathway to impact: Reflections and key learnings

30 June 2021

30 June 2021, Sydney – As we enter a new financial year, I take a pause and reflect on Climate-KIC’s pathway to impact. I joined the organisation three and a half years ago, keen to apply the innovation and strategy capabilities that I had built up in financial services companies, to the climate challenge. When I joined the organisation, our goal was clear – we wanted systems transformation. …

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We have the technology: New report shows future possibilities for net zero in hard-to-abate sectors

We have the technology: New report shows future possibilities for net zero in hard-to-abate sectors

28 June 2021

Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative wraps up first phase, releasing early findings into emissions reduction opportunities across supply chains 27 June 2021, Melbourne – One year since launch, the first phase of the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative – a platform for Australia’s industry and related businesses to work collectively towards net zero emissions by …

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A Cleantech Start-up Using Consumer Power to Repair the Planet

A Cleantech Start-up Using Consumer Power to Repair the Planet

27 April 2021

When Greener (then known as Green Wallet) sent their application form in to the ClimateLaunchpad 2019 competition, they were just two guys, some mates they wrangled some favours out of, and a goal. They wanted to build a solution that would help people to repair the planet with every dollar they spend. Through their ClimateLaunchpad …

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Business Renewables Centre – Australia: System-wide collaboration for catalytic climate impact

Business Renewables Centre – Australia: System-wide collaboration for catalytic climate impact

24 April 2021

In the world of climate innovation, the Business Renewables Centre Australia (BRC-A) is not a textbook venture. Rather, it is an unprecedented organisational collaboration, allowing market competitors to access high-value renewable electricity contracts by acting systemically. There are a number of pain points for transitioning mid-to-large scale electricity users to renewables. For renewable energy developers, …

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Clean technology start-ups vie for new $50,000 prize

Clean technology start-ups vie for new $50,000 prize

31 March 2021

31 March, 2021 – A huge $50,000 development grant, has just been announced for this year’s national ClimateLaunchpad competition, and cleantech start-ups using emerging technology across Australia are encouraged to enter. ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s biggest cleantech and green business competition and this year a $50,000 development grant will be awarded for an emerging tech …

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Applications now open for world’s biggest green business ideas competition

Applications now open for world’s biggest green business ideas competition

9 March 2021

ClimateLaunchpad is looking for emerging startups with innovative ideas to combat climate change. Sydney, 8 March 2021 – Applications are now open for ClimateLaunchpad, the world’s biggest cleantech and green business ideas competition. Aimed at researchers, students and new startups and anyone else with an innovative business idea, ClimateLaunchpad is set up to help aspiring …

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How to net zero – policy vs tech

How to net zero – policy vs tech

9 February 2021

Finally, some good news. With the vaccine rollout on the near horizon and the economy trending upwards, it feels like we can all take a breath, take a break from doom scrolling, and start thinking (again) about our collective future on this planet. And it’s well and truly time. The World Economic Forum’s recent Global Risks …

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A record year for Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

A record year for Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

3 December 2020

December 3 2020, Sydney – The Business Renewable Centre Australia’s annual State of the Market report has found 2020 will be a record year for Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (Corporate PPAs) in Australia, with governments and businesses investing $2.4B and buying over 1,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy. Under Corporate PPAs, governments and businesses agree …

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Climate-KIC Australia appoints a new board chair and two new board members

Climate-KIC Australia appoints a new board chair and two new board members

24 November 2020

Sydney, November 24, 2020 – Climate-KIC Australia is pleased to announce that three new members are joining its Board of Directors, including a new Board Chairperson, Dominic McGann. With rich expertise across policy, research and private industry, the new Board members bring years of experience and leadership to help catalyse climate action in Australia through …

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Fortescue, Cbus and Aurecon are the latest to join Australian industry initiative set up to tackle supply chain emissions

Fortescue, Cbus and Aurecon are the latest to join Australian industry initiative set up to tackle supply chain emissions

23 November 2020

November 23 2020, Melbourne – Mining company Fortescue Metals Group, industry superfund Cbus and professional services firm Aurecon are the most recent companies to sign on to the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative. The initiative is a collaborative effort for industry and business leaders to collectively learn, develop research and take actions that move broader …

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