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

Recent posts from Beyond Zero Emissions.

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 [...]

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Roger Davies’ Fluid Solar office cuts connection to grid

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to A/Professor Roger Davies, Managing Director of Fluid Solar whose company's Adelaide headquarters, has cut itself from the electricity grid. The 4-storey office building is powered by a combination of thermal and PV solar and wind energy. "The $8 million Fluid Solar headquarters in Adelaide’s [...]

By | 22 Sep 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Roger Davies’ Fluid Solar office cuts connection to grid

CLIMATE WARS in a time of man made disaster 

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 18th September 2017 CLIMATE WARS in a time of man made disaster  When millions are displaced by floods in Bangladesh we call it a "natural disaster". At the same time refugees are flooding INTO Bangladesh and we call it a human rights disaster. What sort [...]

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Dr Joy Murray changing climate deniers

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Dr Joy Murray, Senior Research Fellow in Integrated Sustainability Analysis, School of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney. Dr Murray is an educator and climate change communicator, whose work at the Integrated Sustainability Analysis group strives to communicate broad issues of [...]

By | 15 Sep 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Dr Joy Murray changing climate deniers

Seaweed Farming

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 11th September 2017 Guests: Dr Alecia Bellgrove – Deakin University Jane Hammond -Film Maker “A crude injustice” Nathaniel Pelle- Greenpeace Ocean Campaigner How can seaweed help us draw down the millions of tonnes of CO2 we emit daily? How can seaweed farmers, ruined [...]

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“No More Bad Investment” Act

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Philip Sutton, sustainability strategist for RSTI (Research and Strategy for Transition Initiation), who is drafting a model "No More Bad Investment" Act that could be adopted by the state and territory governments to drive the implementation of the BZE plans, to transition [...]

By | 08 Sep 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on “No More Bad Investment” Act

Podcast: Land Clearing: Part 2

“The majority of the Emissions Reduction Fund is poured into questionable abatement schemes to discourage land clearing, while mass deforestation cancels out any climate gains." (Mike Seccombe, The Saturday Paper) Guests: David Gallan - Director of the film “Understorey” Dr Mehreen Faruqi –  Environment spokesperson for the Greens in NSW Parliament Jessica [...]

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TAKE2 – Victoria’s climate change pledge for net zero emissions by 2050

Monday 4 September 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEST BZE is a founding member of TAKE2, which is the Victorian Government’s collective climate change initiative supporting all Victorian individuals and organisations to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Sustainability Victoria is delivering the TAKE2 initiative to help achieve the goal of keeping global temperature rise under [...]

By | 03 Sep 2017|Categories: Discussion Group|Comments Off on TAKE2 – Victoria’s climate change pledge for net zero emissions by 2050

Johanna Bowyer: Community Owned Renewable Energy

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Johanna Bowyer, PV engineer, researcher and analyst, about her report for the Australian Photovoltaic Institute (APVI) on Regulatory and Retail Arrangements for Community Owned Embedded Networks and Renewable Energy Projects. "Currently in Australia there is a strong movement of communities seeking to [...]

By | 01 Sep 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Johanna Bowyer: Community Owned Renewable Energy

Climate Wars

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 28th August 2017 Tune in today at 5pm for Mark Butler MP, Christine Milne and Dr John Hewson on Australia's time-wasting 'climate wars'. How did we become the first country to repeal a carbon tax? How did we discourage investment in renewable energy and [...]

By | 28 Aug 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Climate Wars

Professor Angela Moles’ Big Ecology Lab

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Professor Angela Moles leads the Big Ecology Lab at UNSW, researching ecological strategies employed by plant species in different environments, and to better understand the selective processes underlying global patterns in ecology and climate change. "The Big Ecology Lab is Angela Moles' [...]

By | 25 Aug 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Professor Angela Moles’ Big Ecology Lab

Farmers for Climate Action

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 21st August 2017 This week we speak to "Farmers for Climate Action", an alliance of farmers and  leaders in agriculture. Vivien Langford interviews the CEO Verity Morgan-Schmidt about her work advocating for climate conscious farmers to have their voices heard. Verity calls on PM [...]

By | 21 Aug 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Farmers for Climate Action

Michael Lord launches “Rethinking Cement”

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Michael Lord, Head of Research of BZE's Zero Carbon Industry Project, about the launch of Rethinking Cement: Research Report: A pathway to zero carbon cement. Rethinking Cement outlines how Australia can move to a zero carbon cement industry in 10 years "Rethinking Cement focuses [...]

By | 19 Aug 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Michael Lord launches “Rethinking Cement”

Rethinking Cement: Research Report: A pathway to zero carbon cement

Rethinking Cement is the first part of Beyond Zero Emissions’ Zero Carbon Industry Plan. Rethinking Cement focuses on cement production, the single biggest industrial producer of emissions. Cement production causes 8% of global carbon emissions – more than the global car fleet. The first stage of cement making is to [...]

By | 18 Aug 2017|Categories: Cement Plan, Featured, Publication Overview|Comments Off on Rethinking Cement: Research Report: A pathway to zero carbon cement

BZE welcomes South Australian decision to build Concentrated Solar Thermal

The South Australian Government’s announcement to back a Concentrated Solar Thermal plant in Port Augusta is a celebration of community vision and leadership, according to think tank Beyond Zero Emissions. “Repower Port Augusta have worked tirelessly to promote the huge benefits that Concentrated Solar Thermal will deliver for the Port [...]

By | 14 Aug 2017|Categories: Media Release, Pt Augusta Plan|Comments Off on BZE welcomes South Australian decision to build Concentrated Solar Thermal

2GW offshore wind farm proposed for Gippsland coast

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio's Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Andy Evans, Managing Director of Offshore Energy, a Victorian-based company established in 2012 to identify suitable locations off the coast of Australia for the development of offshore wind energy projects. Andy Evans (formerly working with Acciona) has [...]

By | 11 Aug 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on 2GW offshore wind farm proposed for Gippsland coast

Zero Emissions Byron presents ‘A NIGHT OF ACTION ON RENEWABLES’

Zero Emissions Byron will host “A night of Action on Renewables” on August 31st, which will focus on how the Byron Shire region can develop large scale renewable energy projects, and how the community can benefit and invest in these projects. The event will feature Community Energy Specialist and Manager [...]

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Volunteers News August 2017

A huge thank you to our fabulous volunteers. A special shout-out to: Andrew Gunner, who is managing our website and progressively improving its features. Thanks also to Richard Keech and Elke Zimmermann who are supporting Andrew TeamNewy – and in particular Thomas Levick, John Shiel and George Parry - who are organising the [...]

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