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A short-lived gas shortfall

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Tim Forcey and Dylan McConnell about their recently released report A short-lived gas shortfall: A review of AEMO's warning of gas-supply 'short falls'. The review found that although a “gas-price crisis” exists in eastern-Australia the size of AEMO’s forecast shortfall is very small, amounting to no more than [...]

By | 2017-05-20T00:03:13+00:00 19 May 2017|Technology Show|Comments Off on A short-lived gas shortfall

Carbon sequestration with Biochar from waste wood pyrolysis

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Dr Adrian Morphett, Principal Environmental Engineer at Earth Systems, about biochar. Biochar is a form of charcoal produced from sustainable sources which when applied to the soil, can last for thousands of years, acting as a stable carbon store capturing carbon from the atmosphere and locking it in [...]

By | 2017-05-07T22:31:48+00:00 28 Apr 2017|Technology Show|Comments Off on Carbon sequestration with Biochar from waste wood pyrolysis

Grattan Institute: Retail electricity market failing consumers

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to David Blowers, Energy Fellow at the Grattan Institute, about a recent report on electricity retailer competition failing to deliver lower prices for consumers. The report titled, Price shock: Is the retail electricity market failing consumers? says the government will need to step in and re-regulate prices if market competition does [...]

By | 2017-04-30T14:50:40+00:00 07 Apr 2017|Technology Show|Comments Off on Grattan Institute: Retail electricity market failing consumers

GreenSync launch deX renewable energy digital marketplace

In this podcast, Beyond Zero's Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Bruce Thompson, GM Strategic Projects at Melbourne-based energy startup GreenSync, about the recent launch of "deX". "The ARENA funded Decentralised Energy Exchange — or “deX” for short — creates an open marketplace for the value of energy generated by solar panels and stored [...]

By | 2017-04-14T12:05:41+00:00 04 Apr 2017|Technology Show|Comments Off on GreenSync launch deX renewable energy digital marketplace

Greensmith software optimising energy storage for grid reliability – John Jung and David Miller

In this podcast, Beyond Zero's Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Greensmith Energy Management Systems' John Jung and David Miller, on their recent visit to Australia. They are partnering with local South Australian renewable energy and battery company ZEN Energy to offer utility-scale battery solutions. Greensmith's software offers multiple value streams to control battery energy [...]

By | 2017-05-15T22:47:29+00:00 31 Mar 2017|Technology Show|Comments Off on Greensmith software optimising energy storage for grid reliability – John Jung and David Miller

Next-generation Sodium-ion batteries use sea water: Dr Neeraj Sharma UNSW

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Dr Neeraj Sharma from UNSW about his research into next-generation Sodium-ion batteries, featuring affordability and reliability towards the 100% renewable energy transition. Dr Neeraj Sharma is Senior Lecturer & ARC DECRA Fellow, in the School of Chemistry at UNSW. "Dr Sharma is working on replacing the lithium with sodium, [...]

By | 2017-05-15T22:46:56+00:00 31 Mar 2017|Technology Show, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Next-generation Sodium-ion batteries use sea water: Dr Neeraj Sharma UNSW

Climate Reality Leader & social change advocate Linh Do

In this podcast, BZE speaks to Linh Do, a social change advocate who has been working on environmental issues for the past six years. Linh is currently the community coordinator at Australian Conservation Foundation and in 2013 was named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and Australian Geographic Young Conservationist of the Year. BZE Technology [...]

By | 2017-04-14T10:04:29+00:00 27 Mar 2017|Technology Show|Comments Off on Climate Reality Leader & social change advocate Linh Do

Record ocean temperature rise: Zeke Hausfather

In this podcast, BZE speaks to Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist and energy systems analyst at Berkeley Earth, an independent temperature analysis project. BZE Technology Radio Show: 17 March 2017: Podcast BZE Interviewers: Kay Wennagel, Michael Staindl, Natalie Bucknell Interview recorded on: 17 March 2017 From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia Further reading: [...]

By | 2017-03-27T23:48:00+00:00 27 Mar 2017|Technology Show|Comments Off on Record ocean temperature rise: Zeke Hausfather

Predicting rainfall and drought: Dr Fiona Johnson

In this podcast, BZE speaks to Dr Fiona Johnson, Senior Lecturer at UNSW’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, about how climate change impacts on water response systems. She is developing computer models and simulations for flood and drought variability, and helping engineers design the infrastructure to keep us safe. BZE Technology Radio Show: 17 [...]

By | 2017-03-27T23:37:06+00:00 17 Mar 2017|Technology Show|Comments Off on Predicting rainfall and drought: Dr Fiona Johnson

Podcast: Is there a valid reason for even ‘clean coal’ to remain as part of the energy mix?

'Clean coal' debunked BZE radio talks to Lynette Molyneaux: Dr Lynette Molyneaux is currently researching the resilience of electricity systems at the University of Queensland (UQ). Her research interests include carbon abatement with particular emphasis on incentives for investment in abatement technologies. In this podcast, Lynette talks about why so-called ‘clean coal’ power isn't the [...]

By | 2017-03-27T14:55:31+00:00 17 Mar 2017|Technology Show|Comments Off on Podcast: Is there a valid reason for even ‘clean coal’ to remain as part of the energy mix?