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

Recent posts from Beyond Zero Emissions.

ENA’s renewable energy maps – Dr Stuart Johnston part 2

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Dr Stuart Johnston, Executive Director, Assets and Network Transformation at Energy Networks Australia (ENA), for a return interview (part 2) due to popular demand. This time about ENA's network opportunity maps.  The Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Infrastructure (AREMI) web portal is a [...]

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BANGLADESH

 Mon 6th Nov 2017 What lessons can we learn from  Bangladesh? The 2017 floods in the north of Bangladesh coincided with over half a million refugees staggering in from Myanmar in the east. India has built a security fence with armed guards around its border with Bangladesh. But despite being [...]

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Dr Stuart Johnston: Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Dr Stuart Johnston, Executive Director, Assets and Network Transformation at Energy Networks Australia (ENA), about his recent report on energy networks regulation and markets titled Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap 2017-27: A partnership between Energy Networks Australia and CSIRO.  The peak national body representing [...]

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Electric vehicles & solid-oxide fuel cells

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 13 November 2017* McCoy Building Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2) University of Melbourne Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton Nissan is the world’s leading supplier of electric vehicles (EVs), with more than 270,000 sold globally since 2010. Nissan’s Product Communications Manager for the Asia-Oceania Region, Peter [...]

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Dr Genevieve Simpson: network operators ‘pushing back’ on solar capacity

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio's Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Dr Genevieve Simpson from the University of WA (UWA), whose recent PhD research, suggests that electricity network operators may be ‘pushing back’ on additional grid-connected solar capacity – even if there aren’t explicit policies or regulations in place [...]

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Safe Climate Transition Act

Video of Discussion Group: 30 Oct 2017: Safe Climate Transition Act Philip Sutton presents the "consultation draft" of a "Safe Climate Transition (No More Bad Investment) Act". Philip from RSTI, a research and strategy organisation, and Sarah Brugler from Environmental Justice Australia have drafted a model Act in a new paradigm of legislative [...]

By | 30 Oct 2017|Categories: Discussion Group|Comments Off on Safe Climate Transition Act

ClimateWorks State of Electric Vehicles in Australia

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Clare Painter, ClimateWorks Australia's Project Manager and lead author of "The State of Electric Vehicles in Australia" report (June 2017). While EV's currently only make up 0.1% of the Australian vehicle market, the report found that EV uptake, policy and consumer attitudes [...]

By | 29 Oct 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on ClimateWorks State of Electric Vehicles in Australia

In the Land of the Lyrebirds

Mon 30th October 2017 In the land of the lyrebirds  everyone is enthralled. Scientists  measuring the carbon stock, citizens battling the pulp mill, visionaries with maps of the linked up forests, all pause. The first people who came in to this moist forest with its giant trees going back hundreds [...]

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Imogen Jubb – BZE Zero Carbon Communities

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Imogen Jubb, National Manager for BZE's expanding Zero Carbon Communities program. Imogen talks about the new Zero Carbon Communities Guide is for community groups and councils who want to see rapid local progress towards zero emission targets. "Our vision is an ever-growing network of communities [...]

By | 27 Oct 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Imogen Jubb – BZE Zero Carbon Communities

The AFR Energy Summit 2017

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 23rd October 2017 "Every parrot in the pet shop is talking about Energy Policy" ACCC But for a summit , a lot of voices were absent. Big Wind, Big Solar and the growing movement of citizens, intellectuals and NGO's demanding the rapid energy descent away from [...]

By | 22 Oct 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on The AFR Energy Summit 2017

Lily Dempster – The Neighbourhood Effect

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio speaks to Lily Dempster from The Neighbourhood Effect, a new not-for-profit organisation based in Canberra, whose purpose is to enable Australians to reduce their carbon footprints in a quantifiable way, by beginning a new habit. Lily is a 28 year old climate activist from [...]

By | 14 Oct 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Lily Dempster – The Neighbourhood Effect

Brent Clark & Ross McIntyre’s Wattblock cutting energy costs for strata by up to 80%

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio speaks to Brent Clark, Director and Co-founder at ​Wattblock which specializes in cutting energy costs for strata by up to 80%. The analytics engine was designed and built by co-founder Ross McIntyre. Wattblock uses data analytics to estimate energy waste in buildings by comparing [...]

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A Short-Lived Gas Shortfall

Monday, 16 October 2017, 6.30PM @ Melbourne University (Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre A (Room G06) - see map) Has Australia outgrown gas in the electricity sector? A Short-lived gas shortfall found that there is a shortage of ‘cheap’ gas, but not a gas supply ‘shortfall’. This important research also found that high gas prices combined [...]

By | 13 Oct 2017|Categories: Discussion Group|Comments Off on A Short-Lived Gas Shortfall

Rethinking Cement: Podcast

Rethinking Cement BZE Community Radio Show podcast. Aired: Monday 16 October 2017 Guests: Jordi Bates, Kathryn Bennett, Michael Lord and Tim Buckley You may not have been thinking very much about cement, but BZE researchers have. Manufacturing cement makes up 8% of world carbon emissions and rising. Could it be made [...]

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Monday 9th Oct 2017

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 9th October 2017 Carbon Sinking in Kenya Dr David Kimiti- Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya Climate blind Journalism from Texas to Bangla Desh George Monbiot-  Author of " OUT of the Wreckage" on misreporting Hurricane Harvey Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen- Cardiff University on Disaster reporting as [...]

By | 09 Oct 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Monday 9th Oct 2017

Relectrify: Connecting New Energy Technologies

Discussion – 2 October: Connecting new energy technologies to get more value from home energy systems Monday 2 October 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 2 October 2017 Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre A* Spencer Road, University of Melbourne Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre A (Room G06) As new and more sophisticated technologies [...]

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