BZE Blog 2016-11-28T12:02:07+00:00

Recent posts from Beyond Zero Emissions.

BZE at Community Energy Congress 2017

27-28 February 2017 Melbourne Town Hall BZE and our Victorian Zero Carbon Communities will be attending the Community Energy Congress in February 2017. Please get in touch if you would like more information about the work we do - Imogen.Jubb@bze.org.au And here's a message from The Congress 2017 Organising team: Places [...]

By | 21 Dec 2016|Categories: Zero Carbon Communities|Comments Off on BZE at Community Energy Congress 2017

BZE Newsletter December 2016

NEWS: Remembering Jennifer Bates, Electric Vehicles report launched in Canberra, BZE welcomes new CEO, Victorian communities to join Zero Carbon Communities. Remembering Jennifer Bates Jennifer Bates, a much-loved BZE volunteer, was killed in a tragic accident on 14 December. http://bze.org.au/remembering-jennifer-bates/ In her memory, and to contribute to Jen's legacy, Jen's [...]

By | 20 Dec 2016|Categories: Newsletter|Comments Off on BZE Newsletter December 2016

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 [...]

By | 27 Mar 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 27 Mar 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Record ocean temperature rise: Zeke Hausfather

Malaysia: Reducing Pollution and Adopting Green Technology (Part 2)

This show was broadcast on Mon 27th March 2017 Listen here to the podcast   Podcast Page: http://bze.org.au/malaysia-part-1/ MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm TUNE in http://3cr.org.au/streaming  LIVE CATCH Podcasts @ http://bze.org.au/podcasts TWEET it in : @beyondzeronews and #bzelive FB conversation: https://www.facebook.com/beyondzeroemissions/

By | 27 Mar 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Malaysia: Reducing Pollution and Adopting Green Technology (Part 2)

Malaysia: Reducing Pollution and Adopting Green Technology

This show was broadcast on Mon 20th March 2017 The Environment Minister for Penang, The Hon Phee Boon Poh 彭文宝 and Federal MP, Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj talk to Vivien about how Malaysia is working on its Paris Climate Commitments. MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm TUNE in http://3cr.org.au/streaming LIVE 3CR Community Radio [...]

By | 20 Mar 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Malaysia: Reducing Pollution and Adopting Green Technology

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. [...]

By | 17 Mar 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 17 Mar 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Podcast: Is there a valid reason for even ‘clean coal’ to remain as part of the energy mix?

UNSW record efficiency for non-toxic, buildings application, thin-film solar cells

BZE speaks to Dr Xiaojing Hao, Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, UNSW. Dr Hao and her team have broken efficiency records for CZTS thin-film solar cells which are non-toxic and could be used on buildings roofs, facades and windows. BZE Interviewers: Kay [...]

By | 16 Mar 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on UNSW record efficiency for non-toxic, buildings application, thin-film solar cells

Sunshine Coast’s 15MW Solar Farm

This show was broadcast on Mon 13th March 2017 A 15 megawatt solar farm is being built on 24 hectares in Valdora, Queensland. It will be the fifth largest solar farm in Australia. At its peak, the solar farm will generate 15,000 kilowatts of electricity from the sun into the Energex network. [...]

By | 13 Mar 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Sunshine Coast’s 15MW Solar Farm

Think tank says the Council of Australian Governments should commit to securing Australia’s electricity through a National Electricity Market powered by 100% renewables

Comments: Vanessa Petrie CEO Beyond Zero Emissions p: 0478 218 999 | vanessa.petrie@bze.org.au | www.bze.org.au Beyond Zero Emissions welcomes the Department of the Environment and Energy’s invitation to make comments on the Independent Review of the National Electricity Market. Beyond Zero Emissions submits that the Council of Australian Governments commits to securing Australia’s electricity [...]

By | 08 Mar 2017|Categories: Media Releases|Comments Off on Think tank says the Council of Australian Governments should commit to securing Australia’s electricity through a National Electricity Market powered by 100% renewables

The 2017 Community Energy Congress

This show was broadcast on Mon 6th March 2017 The focus of today's show is the Coalition for Community Energy Congress 2017 - which happened on Feb 27 & 28. Guest interviews include: Professor Søren Hermansen, director of Samsø's Energy Academy and Nicky Ison, director and founder of Community Power Agency. And [...]

By | 06 Mar 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on The 2017 Community Energy Congress

Zero Carbon Communities

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 6 March 2017 All Welcome Our guest speaker is Imogen Jubb, BZE National Manager for the Zero Carbon Communities project. Zero Carbon Communities is helping to implement BZE research in local communities looking to work towards zero emissions . Many Australian communities and Local Councils are developing [...]

By | 04 Mar 2017|Categories: Discussion Group|Comments Off on Zero Carbon Communities

EON: Demergers and other lessons on a Brown to Green Transition

Beyond Zero's Anthony Daniele speaks to Matt Grantham about the corporate finance ideas that are bringing about the brown to green transition in the energy utility market. Matt has researched a case study of the demerger of German utility E.ON. Matt Grantham analyses parenting advantage, capital allocation and the corporate finance [...]

By | 03 Mar 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on EON: Demergers and other lessons on a Brown to Green Transition

Sydney Peace Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture

This show was broadcast on Mon 27th Feb 2017 The 2016 Sydney Peace Foundation Prize was presented to Naomi Klein at Sydney Town Hall on Friday 11 November. This inspiring lecture and award ceremony featured an opening song by Missy Higgins, an introduction by Senator Patrick Dodson and the awarding of the Prize [...]

By | 27 Feb 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Sydney Peace Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture

Podcast: Social Justice Solar Panels

As a new social enterprise Allume Energy is helping renters, low income earners and those living in community housing to transition to solar. In one of their first projects, as a trial, Allume Energy worked with the Aboriginal Land Council to bring solar to indigenous communities in NSW. Today to [...]

By | 24 Feb 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Podcast: Social Justice Solar Panels

Pumped hydro storage for 100% renewable grid: Prof Andrew Blakers

In this podcast, Prof Andrew Blakers talks about how pumped hydro energy storage can support a 100% renewable energy grid of wind and PV. BZE Technology Radio Show: 17 Feb 2017: Podcast Beyond Zero Emissions talks to Prof Andrew Blakers: Foundation Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy [...]

By | 23 Feb 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Pumped hydro storage for 100% renewable grid: Prof Andrew Blakers

Communities taking renewable power into their own hands: Nicky Ison

BZE speaks to Nicky Ison, Director and founder of the Community Power Agency. Nicky is Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology, Sydney.  Through ISF, Nicky was the lead author of the ARENA funded National Community Energy Strategy and lead organiser of [...]

By | 20 Feb 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Communities taking renewable power into their own hands: Nicky Ison

Support, Healing, and Activism

This show was broadcast on Mon 20th Feb 2017 We talk to Katerina Gaita (CEO of Climate for Change), who hopes they will have talked to 500,000 Australians by next year and has had interest in the model of community building from Singapore and Canada. Carol Ride is a Psychologist [...]

By | 20 Feb 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Support, Healing, and Activism

Coal Citizens or Solar Citizens?

This show was broadcast on Mon 13th Feb 2017 Our guests are Economist Dr Rod Campbell, Research Director of The Australia Institute. Solar Citizens National Director Claire O'Rourke, and Peter Yacono, Director of the new documentary "Our Power" about the Latrobe Valley, it's people, and the Hazelwood power station. MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm [...]

By | 13 Feb 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Coal Citizens or Solar Citizens?