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

Recent posts from Beyond Zero Emissions.

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. BZE Technology Radio Show: 12 Dec 2016: Podcast Dr Sara Bice addressed an Executive Roundtable (before the 20 January inauguration) about what a Trump presidency could mean [...]

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 [...]

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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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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: BZE Articles|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 [...]

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Methane emissions from gas developments under reported: Dimitri Lafleur

Dimitri Lafleur talks about a new report by the Melbourne Energy Institute which found that unmeasured methane leakage and fugitive emissions from unconventional gasfields could cause Australia to fail its Paris climate commitments. In this podcast, Dimitri Lafleur speaks about methane leakage rates in US unconventional gas fields which are 10-25 [...]

By | 16 Dec 2016|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Methane emissions from gas developments under reported: Dimitri Lafleur

Summer Series Community – What DO climate scientists get up to in Antarctica?

This show was broadcast on Mon 12th December 2016 We go behind the scenes and talk live to the scientists currently working in and studying the Antarctic. Their work deepens our understanding of the role the region plays in the global climate system, and the implications for marine ecosystems. Dr [...]

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Prof James Meadowcroft

BZE speaks to Prof James Meadowcroft about how governments are adjusting their practices and policies to cope with climate change, the environment and sustainable development.  James Meadowcroft holds a Canada Research Chair in Governance for Sustainable Development. He is a Professor in both the Department of Political Science and the School of [...]

By | 07 Dec 2016|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Prof James Meadowcroft

Summer Series – Guarding Eden: The Climate Angels

This show was broadcast on Mon 5th December 2016 Heatwave Fact Sheet  (160Kb PDF) What would it take for you to climb an industrial chimney, blockade a coal mine or make a speech to hundreds of people? The answer for the people in "Guarding Eden" is climate change. We meet [...]

By | 07 Dec 2016|Categories: Community Show, Podcasts|Comments Off on Summer Series – Guarding Eden: The Climate Angels

Discussion Group: Failing Paris

A new report by the Melbourne Energy Institute authored by Dimitri Lafleur, Tim Forcey, Hugh Saddler and Mike Sandiford has found that unmeasured methane leakage and fugitive emissions from unconventional gasfields could cause Australia to fail its Paris climate commitments. The report found, methane measurements at US unconventional gas fields have found leakage rates [...]

By | 05 Dec 2016|Categories: Discussion Group|Comments Off on Discussion Group: Failing Paris

Electric cars and buses a focus for Canberra

This week in Canberra think-tank Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) will launch its latest report showing a rapid shift to electric vehicles is achievable and affordable. Immediate Release, Beyond Zero Emissions, Original December 4, 2016, Canberra. Media contact for comment: BZE Acting CEO  Michael Lord 0402 904 465, Enquiries BZE Comms, Jodie Green 0450 520 [...]

By | 04 Dec 2016|Categories: Media Releases|Comments Off on Electric cars and buses a focus for Canberra

Green energy with Energy Tailors

BZE speaks to Dom Mendonca and Dominic Eales from Melbourne start-up Energy Tailors, an independent service that alerts you with the cheapest and greenest energy options. In this podcast, Energy Tailors introduces: Which energy plans are green – and how green they are Information about which retailers are performing better [...]

By | 02 Dec 2016|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Green energy with Energy Tailors

Crowd Funding: Zero-Carbon Industry Plan

On December 1st Beyond Zero Emissions embarked on a crowd funding campaign, to fund our Zero-Carbon Industry Plan. Then on December 14th our amazing BZE Newcastle coordinator, a treasured colleague and volunteer, Jennifer Bates, was killed in a road accident. In the days following the accident Jen's family approached us - might [...]

By | 01 Dec 2016|Categories: BZE Articles, Featured|Comments Off on Crowd Funding: Zero-Carbon Industry Plan

Energy-efficient electric heat-pump hot water

Eliminate gas from your Energy Freedom home and choose energy efficient electric heat pumps BZE radio talks to Mark Padwick: Mark Padwick, Sanden Australia Managing Director, explains how the electric heat pump systems works to heat hot water. The Sanden Eco Hot Water Heat Pump is an energy efficient replacement for [...]

By | 29 Nov 2016|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Energy-efficient electric heat-pump hot water

Will Sandover: BZE Board Member

Will Sandover Will started as a Volunteer Researcher at BZE in late 2013, assisting specifically with the generation of the Renewable Energy Superpower Report. He became an adviser to the BZE Board on financial matters in early 2014, before joining the Board in late 2014. Will has been the Treasurer [...]

By | 29 Nov 2016|Categories: Team Members|Comments Off on Will Sandover: BZE Board Member

ELECTRIC VEHICLES The Future of Transport

BZE Radio: 28November 2016 We talk everything electric and the challenges and opportunities ahead with guests:    Ben Chester - Locality Planning Energy Tim Harrison - Project Manager EV Infrastructure, Economic Development Queensland Dr Chris Jones - Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) TUNE in http://3cr.org.au/streaming  LIVE CATCH Podcasts @ http://bze.org.au/media/radio TWEET it in : @beyondzeronews and [...]

By | 28 Nov 2016|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on ELECTRIC VEHICLES The Future of Transport