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

Recent posts from Beyond Zero Emissions.

Clive Hamilton: Defiant Earth.. The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 24th July 2017 Guests: Professor of Ethics at CSU Clive Hamilton and Philosopher Dr Tim Dean The School of Life welcomed Clive Hamilton and Tim Dean to rethink our responsibility towards the earth. Earth System Scientists are showing that while humans have massive power now, Earth also [...]

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Energy savers using voltage regulation & power factor correction

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio's Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Richard McIndoe, former CEO of Energy Australia, about his Melbourne-based startup Edge Electrons. The company provides voltage regulation and power factor correction technologies which could save 10% off a typical energy bill. He also talks about how Edge [...]

By | 21 Jul 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Energy savers using voltage regulation & power factor correction

Wild Animals and Climate Change

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 17th July 2017 Today, in our second creature feature we talk to those in the front line working with animals, trying to mitigate the ruinous effects of climate change. We will learn which organisations are feverishly operating to keep these iconic Australian critters [...]

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The Zero Carbon Communities Guide (14 July 2017)

We have developed a guide for communities who want rapid  progress towards zero emissions in their local community: the Zero Carbon Communities Guide. It is based on our experience: working with several communities and our extensive Zero Carbon Australia research. Our vision is a rapidly growing network of communities across [...]

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Zero Carbon Communities

Zero Carbon Communities encourages communities that are targeting zero emissions to put the BZE Zero Carbon Australia research into action. Zero Carbon Communities Guide Our new Zero Carbon Communities Guide is for community groups and councils who want to see rapid local progress towards zero emission targets. BZE's Zero Carbon Australia [...]

By | 13 Jul 2017|Categories: Community Project, Current Project|Comments Off on Zero Carbon Communities

Zero Carbon Communities Updates

This page contains the updates on the Zero Carbon Communities program and showcases some of the strategies and accomplishments of communities undertaking this ambitious program. July 2017 July – EcoCity World Summit July 2017 - BZE showcased the achievements of our Zero Carbon Communities at this prestigious global conference. June 7 2017 - United Nations Association [...]

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Six New Positions Available

View details of all these positions here Baseline Emissions Data Advisor (voluntary) Employer: Beyond Zero Emissions Location: Melbourne The Volunteer will provide advice and data assistance to community groups starting the Zero Carbon Community process. Volunteer Fundraiser Employer: Beyond Zero Emissions Location: Melbourne The Volunteer Fundraiser will help develop and [...]

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Ecocity World Summit 2017

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 10th July 2017 Al Gore and climate leaders from around the world will give life to ideas now gestating in Melbourne. We will ask Professor John Wiseman why it is important. Vanessa Petrie will outline BZE's presentations to the summit about Zero Carbon Communities and Zero Carbon [...]

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Mark Butler MP talks climate wars

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Mark Butler MP, Labor's opposition minister for climate change and energy, about his new book 'Climate Wars'; where he makes a forceful case for using renewable energy as part of global action to save the planet. Doing so will also make Australia [...]

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Dr Melissa Hart: Urban climate & impacts on cities

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Dr Melissa Hart, Graduate Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science at UNSW, about her research into urban climate, climate on cities, and the meteorological controls on air pollution. Melissa is a strong advocate for gender equity in [...]

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Wind-diesel hybrids halving emissions for off-grid power

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio's Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Thomas Qvist Vestesen, CEO of Danvest Group from Denmark. The Danish company is bringing their wind-diesel and solar-diesel technology into Australia, for powering off-grid, rural and remote locations. Compared to conventional diesel generators the reduction in fuel consumption, [...]

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Monday 3rd July 2017

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 3rd July 2017 GUESTS: Dr Anne Fowler – Veterinary Scientist with the Native Animal Trust Professor David Lindenmayer – Fenner School of Environment and Society ANU Dr Christine Adams Hoskins – University of Qld Koala expert. Professor Jean-Marc Hero – Griffith School of Environment [...]

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Stucco student cooperative: Australia’s first community-controlled solar & battery installation for apartments

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talks to Sarah King & Dr Bjorn Sturmberg from Stucco cooperative, the first multi-unit residence to achieve a unified solar panel and battery network in Australia. In Newtown, Stucco began as a co-op for low-income students of Sydney University. In 2015, the City of Sydney Council awarded [...]

By | 30 Jun 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Stucco student cooperative: Australia’s first community-controlled solar & battery installation for apartments

GreenPower puts over $1 billion into Australia’s renewable energy industry

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Tim Stock, Manager of Sustainable Energy Programs – Division of Energy, Water, Regulation and Portfolio Strategy, at GreenPower. GreenPower is the only voluntary government accredited program that enables your electricity provider to purchase renewable energy on your household's or business' behalf. "Since 1997, [...]

By | 24 Jun 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on GreenPower puts over $1 billion into Australia’s renewable energy industry

The future beyond coal – the need for empowerment and optimism

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Dr Amanda Cahill, founder and director of the Centre for Social Change, who has a PhD in Human Geography and has worked with communities in Brazil, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and indigenous Australia. She was also a former Board member of BZE. [...]

By | 23 Jun 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on The future beyond coal – the need for empowerment and optimism

Prof Paul Dastoor: Printed solar cells solving energy crisis

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio's Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Prof Paul Dastoor, Director of the Centre for Organic Electronics at the University of Newcastle, about the recent 100sqm installation of printed solar cells, manufactured at his research centre. Printed solar has applications as diverse as the [...]

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