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

Recent posts from Beyond Zero Emissions.

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 (2017)

Rethinking Cement is a research report presenting a pathway to zero carbon cement. It 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 [...]

By | 18 Aug 2017|Categories: Cement Plan, Featured, Publication Overview|Comments Off on Rethinking Cement (2017)

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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Zeromow has launched in Sydney

Outdoor equipment, such as mowers, leaf blowers, brush cutters, hedge trimmers, chainsaws are a significant contributor to noise and air pollution, and to Australia’s overall greenhouse gas emissions. For example, a two-stroke leaf blower used continuously for one hour can produce as many hydrocarbons as 150 cars over the same [...]

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Rethinking Cement – launching on 18 August

On Friday 18 August our latest report – Rethinking Cement – will be launched in Newcastle. For a sneak peek, read about Michael’s recent conversation with Engineers Australia. Our Australian first report has been made possible by: 27 volunteer researchers and editors 25 experts providing pro bono consultation and peer [...]

By | 10 Aug 2017|Categories: Cement Plan|Tags: |Comments Off on Rethinking Cement – launching on 18 August

Zero Carbon Community Guide launched: 14 July 2017

On 14 July we launched the Zero Carbon Communities Guide to empower communities and councils who want to see rapid local progress towards zero emissions. The guide provides a simple framework and key steps a community can take to achieve zero carbon status within 10 years. http://bze.org.au/zero-carbon-communities-guide/ To find out [...]

By | 10 Aug 2017|Categories: Community Guide|Tags: |Comments Off on Zero Carbon Community Guide launched: 14 July 2017

Message from CEO

  Beyond Zero Emissions’ had a terrific July. Michael, Imogen and I participated in Ecocity World Summit, inspiring delegates with BZE projects that are supporting a zero carbon world. Michael gave delegates a preview of our new report, Rethinking Cement, and Imogen and I were joined by Tiffany Harrison from [...]

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Divestment

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 7th August 2017 Erin Jones hosts a busy show with the theme being Divestment    

By | 09 Aug 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Divestment

Brown to Green Transition with Matt Grantham

Matt Grantham, as part of his Masters of Applied Finance at Macquarie University, recently analyzed the corporate strategy for the recent demerger of EON in Europe (which is one of the world’s largest investor-owned electric utility service, based in Germany). The company was split into in low carbon distributed business [...]

By | 08 Aug 2017|Categories: Discussion Group|Comments Off on Brown to Green Transition with Matt Grantham