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

Recent posts from Beyond Zero Emissions.

Think tank says the Council of Australian Governments should commit to securing Australia’s electricity through a National Electricity Market powered by 100% renewables

Comments: Vanessa Petrie CEO Beyond Zero Emissions p: 0478 218 999 | vanessa.petrie@bze.org.au | www.bze.org.au Beyond Zero Emissions welcomes the Department of the Environment and Energy’s invitation to make comments on the Independent Review of the National Electricity Market. Beyond Zero Emissions submits that the Council of Australian Governments commits to securing Australia’s electricity [...]

By | 08 Mar 2017|Categories: Media Releases|Comments Off on Think tank says the Council of Australian Governments should commit to securing Australia’s electricity through a National Electricity Market powered by 100% renewables

The 2017 Community Energy Congress

This show was broadcast on Mon 6th March 2017 The focus of today's show is the Coalition for Community Energy Congress 2017 - which happened on Feb 27 & 28. Guest interviews include: Professor Søren Hermansen, director of Samsø's Energy Academy and Nicky Ison, director and founder of Community Power Agency. And [...]

By | 06 Mar 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on The 2017 Community Energy Congress

Zero Carbon Communities

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 6 March 2017 All Welcome Our guest speaker is Imogen Jubb, BZE National Manager for the Zero Carbon Communities project. Zero Carbon Communities is helping to implement BZE research in local communities looking to work towards zero emissions . Many Australian communities and Local Councils are developing [...]

By | 04 Mar 2017|Categories: Discussion Group|Comments Off on Zero Carbon Communities

EON: Demergers and other lessons on a Brown to Green Transition

Beyond Zero's Anthony Daniele speaks to Matt Grantham about the corporate finance ideas that are bringing about the brown to green transition in the energy utility market. Matt has researched a case study of the demerger of German utility E.ON. Matt Grantham analyses parenting advantage, capital allocation and the corporate finance [...]

By | 03 Mar 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on EON: Demergers and other lessons on a Brown to Green Transition

Sydney Peace Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture

This show was broadcast on Mon 27th Feb 2017 The 2016 Sydney Peace Foundation Prize was presented to Naomi Klein at Sydney Town Hall on Friday 11 November. This inspiring lecture and award ceremony featured an opening song by Missy Higgins, an introduction by Senator Patrick Dodson and the awarding of the Prize [...]

By | 27 Feb 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Sydney Peace Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture

Renewable energy distribution across the NEM

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Jay Rutovitz. Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). The BZE radio team caught up with Jay when she visited Melbourne to present a session at the recent Community Energy Congress called Maximising value – solar, storage [...]

By | 24 Feb 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Renewable energy distribution across the NEM

Podcast: Social Justice Solar Panels

As a new social enterprise Allume Energy is helping renters, low income earners and those living in community housing to transition to solar. In one of their first projects, as a trial, Allume Energy worked with the Aboriginal Land Council to bring solar to indigenous communities in NSW. Today to [...]

By | 24 Feb 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Podcast: Social Justice Solar Panels

Pumped hydro storage for 100% renewable grid: Prof Andrew Blakers

In this podcast, Prof Andrew Blakers talks about how pumped hydro energy storage can support a 100% renewable energy grid of wind and PV. BZE Technology Radio Show: 17 Feb 2017: Podcast Beyond Zero Emissions talks to Prof Andrew Blakers: Foundation Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy [...]

By | 23 Feb 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Pumped hydro storage for 100% renewable grid: Prof Andrew Blakers

Communities taking renewable power into their own hands: Nicky Ison

BZE speaks to Nicky Ison, Director and founder of the Community Power Agency. Nicky is Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology, Sydney.  Through ISF, Nicky was the lead author of the ARENA funded National Community Energy Strategy and lead organiser of [...]

By | 20 Feb 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Communities taking renewable power into their own hands: Nicky Ison

Support, Healing, and Activism

This show was broadcast on Mon 20th Feb 2017 We talk to Katerina Gaita (CEO of Climate for Change), who hopes they will have talked to 500,000 Australians by next year and has had interest in the model of community building from Singapore and Canada. Carol Ride is a Psychologist [...]

By | 20 Feb 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Support, Healing, and Activism

Coal Citizens or Solar Citizens?

This show was broadcast on Mon 13th Feb 2017 Our guests are Economist Dr Rod Campbell, Research Director of The Australia Institute. Solar Citizens National Director Claire O'Rourke, and Peter Yacono, Director of the new documentary "Our Power" about the Latrobe Valley, it's people, and the Hazelwood power station. MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm [...]

By | 13 Feb 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Coal Citizens or Solar Citizens?

Computational Design for sustainability: Dr. M. Hank Haeusler

BZE speaks to Dr. M. Hank Haeusler, Discipline Director of Computational Design at Australian School of Architecture + Design at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney. The Computational Design degree is the first of its kind in Australia. Hank is also a senior lecturer with experience throughout Europe, [...]

By | 11 Feb 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Computational Design for sustainability: Dr. M. Hank Haeusler

BZE EV Report (Canberra Launch)

This show was broadcast on Mon 6th Feb 2017. Thank you very much to Canberra's 2XX team and Clayton McDonald for the recording and airing at Behind The Lines. MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm TUNE in http://3cr.org.au/streaming  LIVE CATCH Podcasts @ http://bze.org.au/podcasts TWEET it in : @beyondzeronews and #bzelive FB conversation: https://www.facebook.com/beyondzeroemissions/

By | 07 Feb 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on BZE EV Report (Canberra Launch)

Community-owned renewable energy retailer Enova Energy: Alison Crook AO

By | 03 Feb 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Community-owned renewable energy retailer Enova Energy: Alison Crook AO

Uniti electric city car reinventing the automobile: Lewis Horne

Beyond Zero speaks to Australian Lewis Horne, CEO of Swedish startup Uniti. Uniti EV is an electric city car that aims for holistic sustainability, a futuristic user experience and open source development, based in Sweden.

By | 02 Feb 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Uniti electric city car reinventing the automobile: Lewis Horne

Australian NGO climate-solutions think tank Beyond Zero Emissions now ranked with world’s top 100 independent think tanks

Beyond Zero Emissions Media Release  Immediate Release January 31 2017 Media Contact: BZE CEO Vanessa Petrie p 0478 218 999 Australian NGO climate-solutions think tank Beyond Zero Emissions now ranked with world's top 100 independent think tanks Beyond Zero Emissions has been ranked the 52nd Best Independent Think Tank in the [...]

By | 31 Jan 2017|Categories: Media Releases|Comments Off on Australian NGO climate-solutions think tank Beyond Zero Emissions now ranked with world’s top 100 independent think tanks

National Sustainable Living Festival, the oncoming wave of Climate Emergency Declarations and Kate Auty on “starting where you are”

This show was broadcast on Monday 30th January 2017 - Kate Auty, Philip Sutton, Luke Taylor The annual National Sustainable Living Festival starts this week and runs from 4 Feb to 28 Feb - with the Big Weekend in Melbourne Friday-Sunday, 10-12 February. In the first interview Vivien talks to Luke Taylor about [...]

By | 30 Jan 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on National Sustainable Living Festival, the oncoming wave of Climate Emergency Declarations and Kate Auty on “starting where you are”