Trends in Clean Energy

Trends affecting Clean Energy companies

Derek Thomson, Director of our dedicated Clean Energy and ESG division, gives us a wrap up of some of the recent trends affecting Clean Energy companies based on his conversations with clients.

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Australian engineering firms join for a “critical” common purpose

Governments, communities and businesses have committed to decarbonisation making the transition to clean energy a top priority. To build clean energy systems like solar and wind, as well as batteries for storage, we need critical minerals like copper, lithium, cobalt and nickel. As demand for these minerals has skyrocketed, so has the demand for the […]

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Australia has a critical role in the global EV industry 

There is enormous growth and opportunity in the global Electric Vehicle (EV) industry and Australia has a critical role to play in the future. According to Clairfield International’s H2 2023 Global Electric Mobility Sector update global EV sales grew 70% in both 2022 and 2023 reaching $US1,573 billion. One of the primary drivers behind this […]

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Clean Energy

Will German clean energy demand be Australia’s hydrogen mega opportunity? 

Written by Derek Thomson – Director Clean Energy and ESG Motivated by their desire to reduce greenhouse gases, Germany has made bold decisions to turn off nuclear and coal power generation and transition to clean energy. German leaders have made these decisions in the full knowledge it will be temporarily dependent on imported gas. What […]

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Unitywater and InterFinancial Deal celebration

Landing deal for Unitywater against the odds  

Longstanding partnership builds solid foundations  Since 2010, InterFinancial has worked alongside Unitywater to develop their growth strategy and a process that enables their Corporate Development team to successfully identify strategic investment opportunities. So, when they came to us with the opportunity to acquire a minority stake in their existing pipeline technology partner, Detection Services, we […]

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InterFinancial continues to power ERM

InterFinancial has advised energy retailer and energy solutions provider ERM Power on its 50% acquisition of industrial automation and electrical engineering company, Alliance Automation.  Alliance Automation is one of the largest independent electrical engineering and automation solution providers in Australia, with a team of more than 190 people and offices in Queensland, New South Wales, […]

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Water and sanitation specialist acquired by national leader Groupe Saur

Alliance Environnement, a provider of water, sanitation, and organic waste recovery solutions was sold to Groupe Saur, an international water company. Founded in 2012, the Alliance Environnement Group offers dedicated services for water and sanitation as well as recovery of organic waste. With seven branches and four waste treatment units in Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, […]

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Meet George Jetson – Cleantech Group European Forum Antwerp

David Hassum recently attended the Cleantech Group’s annual European forum in Antwerp, Belgium. The Cleantech Group has been organising these forums for over 15 years. The attendees were from a wide range of groups in the Cleantech sector including senior representatives from major energy, oil and gas companies, large banking institutions, private equity and VC […]

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It’s all about the waste…no landfill

In 2016, the World Economic Forum warned that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans. Closer to home, coral and fish of the Great Barrier Reef are being slowly poisoned by the consistent injection of plastic into our national treasure. Environmentally friendly waste management practices, zero waste to landfill, creating […]

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