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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

Clean Energy Future: Alan Pears AM

Alan Pears AM, is arguably Australia’s best-regarded sustainability and energy efficiency expert. He talks about energy, government policy and what he calls our 'competitive democracy'. "The problems are our leadership, short-sightedness, the misguided fear we will be worse off in a clean energy future, and lack of vision and practical focus." [...]

By | 20 Jan 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Clean Energy Future: Alan Pears AM

In Australia, Wind Power Is Already Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels, And Solar Is Right Behind

According to [2013 research] from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF}, electricity from wind power can now be supplied more cheaply in Australia than power from either coal or natural gas — and solar and other forms of renewable energy aren’t far behind. Now, at the beginning of 2017, BNEF reports: The [...]

By | 19 Jan 2017|Categories: News Articles|Comments Off on In Australia, Wind Power Is Already Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels, And Solar Is Right Behind

The Cape – Victoria’s first climate adapted greenfield housing project

6:30 – 8pm Monday 6 February 2017 We kick off the BZE Discussion Group series for 2017 in Melbourne on Monday 6 February. Our guest speaker is BRENDAN CONDON, Director of  The Cape – Victoria’s first climate-adapted greenfield housing project How do we build carbon neutral housing estates and eliminate [...]

By | 18 Jan 2017|Categories: Discussion Group|Comments Off on The Cape – Victoria’s first climate adapted greenfield housing project

The Unforgiving Math of Staying Under 2 Degrees

 This show was broadcast on Mon 16th January 2017 "In the landmark Paris accord, 195 countries from around the world agreed that they would collectively keep average global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees, and that they would pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees. But what does science [...]

By | 18 Jan 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on The Unforgiving Math of Staying Under 2 Degrees

Errata for ZCC Brochure 2016

The following corrections apply to the Zero Carbon Communities Brochure 2016 Table 'High Ambition Councils and Communities' on page 3  Row title '100% Renewable Energy' : remove 'Coffs Harbour (2030). END & correct as of June, 2016

By | 12 Jan 2017|Categories: Publications Errata|Comments Off on Errata for ZCC Brochure 2016

Zero Carbon Communities

Beyond Zero Emissions is now working with communities – this is the Zero Carbon Communities program: To stay up-to-date with this exciting program, we invite you to subscribe to Zero Carbon Communities updates here – simply check the Zero Carbon Communities box and a welcome email will be on its way. To get [...]

By | 11 Jan 2017|Categories: Zero Carbon Communities|Comments Off on Zero Carbon Communities

Heatwaves, Nature’s Fury

This show was broadcast on Mon 9th January 2017 Today we rebroadcast a topic that is of timely importance as we head into summer. Greg Foyster brings us the hot facts about heatwaves. Maggie Baron recalls the devastating impact of one fateful heatwave on her own family. Stephen Bygrave and Andrew [...]

By | 09 Jan 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Heatwaves, Nature’s Fury

Summer Series – Lifeline for a suicidal world

This show was broadcast on Mon 2nd January 2017 Listen in at 3cr – latest episode from Jan 2. In conversation with Lyn Bender, Deb Hart and Blair Palese   The title of this broadcast refers to the Pope’s words:  “We are at the limit of suicide, to say a strong word. Our [...]

By | 22 Dec 2016|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Summer Series – Lifeline for a suicidal world

Summer Series – Psychologist Per Espen Stoknes on Thinking about Global Warming

This show was broadcast on Mon 26th December 2016 Listen in at 3cr – latest episode In conversation with Per Espen Stoknes, Lyn Bender, Susie Burke, and with Vivien Langford. "The more facts that pile up about global warming, the greater the resistance to them grows, making it harder to enact measures [...]

By | 22 Dec 2016|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Summer Series – Psychologist Per Espen Stoknes on Thinking about Global Warming

US climate and energy policy with Dr Sara Bice

Listen to BZE podcast on the recent US presidential vote for Donald Trump and its implications for climate and energy policy. Dr Sara Bice addressed an Executive Roundtable (before the 20 January inauguration) about what a Trump presidency could mean for climate policy, transparency and women, on questions including: ·         [...]

By | 20 Dec 2016|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on US climate and energy policy with Dr Sara Bice

Victorian communities getting going on 100% renewable energy

Pictured: 100%RE Nillumbik Shire - first meeting. Back: Ian Culbard,Councillor Grant Brooker, Charles Danby, Peter Voutier, Gary Flood, John Brenan, Imogen Jubb Front: Samantha Chalton, Marguerite Marshall, Kahn Franke, Daryl Brooke Three Victorian communities will be accelerating 100% renewable energy plans in 2017 thanks to the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation. [...]

By | 20 Dec 2016|Categories: Past BZE Events, Zero Carbon Communities|Comments Off on Victorian communities getting going on 100% renewable energy

Canberra Launch:  Zero Carbon Australia Electric Vehicles Report

Pictured: Minister Shane Rattenbury MLA giving one of the events two keynotes at the Canberra EV report launch: 6 December 2016. Canberra has much to gain from the shift to all electric urban cars and buses. While Australia-wide this shift would mean big cuts to Australia's transport emissions - at little or no extra cost [...]

By | 20 Dec 2016|Categories: Past BZE Events|Comments Off on Canberra Launch:  Zero Carbon Australia Electric Vehicles Report

Remembering Jennifer Bates

Jennifer Bates, a much-loved BZE volunteer, was killed in a tragic accident on 14 December. Jen was a long-standing BZE supporter who started volunteering with us three years ago. Earlier this year she became coordinator of BZE Team Newcastle, helping it become one of our most active national teams. As coordinator, [...]

By | 19 Dec 2016|Categories: Team Members|Comments Off on Remembering Jennifer Bates

Vanessa Petrie appointed as new CEO of BZE

Pictured: Vanessa Petrie, CEO Beyond Zero Emissions from January 16, 2017 BZE is delighted to announce that this week we have appointed Vanessa Petrie to the CEO position. Vanessa comes from an engineering background with a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from RMIT and a Masters of Environment from Melbourne University. She has [...]

By | 19 Dec 2016|Categories: Team Members|Comments Off on Vanessa Petrie appointed as new CEO of BZE

Summer Series – Climate Change is Bigger than Capitalism: George Monbiot

This show was broadcast on Mon 19th December 2016 Listen in from 3cr - latest episode In this interview (courtesy of The Elephant Podcast and Kevin Kaners), Guardian columnist George Monbiot argues that the climate crisis isn't just an isolated problem, but one that's intimately tied to other systemic issues in [...]

By | 19 Dec 2016|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Summer Series – Climate Change is Bigger than Capitalism: George Monbiot

Newcastle Herald : Tributes flow for respected architect Jennifer Bates after fatal Wickham hit-run crash

We've lost a very special person (Newcastle Herald article: 14 December 2016: by Brodie Owen) In memory of Jen Bates, Jen’s family encourages the many people who loved and admired her to support this Beyond Zero Emissions appeal. Pledges in memory of Jen can be made here  

By | 17 Dec 2016|Categories: News Articles|Comments Off on Newcastle Herald : Tributes flow for respected architect Jennifer Bates after fatal Wickham hit-run crash