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Decarbonisation pathways

The pathway to lower emissions requires sustained investment and action across all areas of economic activity.

With energy use a significant source of emissions in the Australian economy, the electricity generation sector has a central role to play in Australia’s emissions reduction efforts. However other sectors are also important and CEFC investment activities therefore cover a broad range of technologies and sectors.

Our approach is to identify the main sources of carbon emissions in the Australian economy and to understand and align our activities to the pathways that will facilitate a lower emissions economy in the future. See Figure 3 for the pathways that guide our investment origination focus.

The opportunities to embed energy efficiency across more sectors, such as agriculture, infrastructure, property, transport and resources, continue to form a significant part of our activities, alongside continued efforts to strengthen our large-scale solar and wind sectors.

Ian Learmonth

Figure 3: CEFC decarbonisation pathways