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

Recent posts from Beyond Zero Emissions.

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”

Sydney Peace Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture

This show was broadcast on Mon 23rd January 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 [...]

By | 23 Jan 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Sydney Peace Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture

Podcast: Clean Energy Future: Alan Pears

Alan Pears AM, is arguably Australia’s best-regarded sustainability and energy efficiency expert. In this podcast, Alan talks about renewable energy, government policy and what he calls our 'competitive democracy'. "The problems are our leadership, short-sightedness, the misguided fear we will be worse off in a clean energy future, and lack [...]

By | 20 Jan 2017|Categories: Technology Show|Comments Off on Podcast: Clean Energy Future: Alan Pears

The Cape – Victoria’s first climate adapted greenfield housing project

6:30 – 8pm Monday 6 February 2017 We kick off the BZE Discussion Group series for 2017 in Melbourne on Monday 6 February. Our guest speaker is BRENDAN CONDON, Director of  The Cape – Victoria’s first climate-adapted greenfield housing project How do we build carbon neutral housing estates and eliminate [...]

By | 18 Jan 2017|Categories: Discussion Group|Comments Off on The Cape – Victoria’s first climate adapted greenfield housing project

The Unforgiving Math of Staying Under 2 Degrees

 This show was broadcast on Mon 16th January 2017 "In the landmark Paris accord, 195 countries from around the world agreed that they would collectively keep average global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees, and that they would pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees. But what does science [...]

By | 18 Jan 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on The Unforgiving Math of Staying Under 2 Degrees

Vanessa Petrie

Vanessa Petrie is the CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions ceo@bze.org.au Vanessa has an engineering background with a: Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from RMIT, and Masters of Environment from Melbourne University. She has led a varied career with close to 20 years’ experience working as a sustainability practitioner in diverse roles [...]

By | 16 Jan 2017|Categories: Team Members|Comments Off on Vanessa Petrie

Errata for ZCC Brochure 2016

The following corrections apply to the Zero Carbon Communities Brochure 2016 Table 'High Ambition Councils and Communities' on page 3  Row title '100% Renewable Energy' : remove 'Coffs Harbour (2030). END & correct as of June, 2016

By | 12 Jan 2017|Categories: Publications Errata|Comments Off on Errata for ZCC Brochure 2016

Zero Carbon Communities

Beyond Zero Emissions is now working with communities – this is the Zero Carbon Communities program: To stay up-to-date with this exciting program, we invite you to subscribe to Zero Carbon Communities updates here – simply check the Zero Carbon Communities box and a welcome email will be on its way. Or visit [...]

By | 11 Jan 2017|Categories: Zero Carbon Communities|Comments Off on Zero Carbon Communities

Heatwaves, Nature’s Fury

This show was broadcast on Mon 9th January 2017 Today we rebroadcast a topic that is of timely importance as we head into summer. Greg Foyster brings us the hot facts about heatwaves. Maggie Baron recalls the devastating impact of one fateful heatwave on her own family. Stephen Bygrave and Andrew [...]

By | 09 Jan 2017|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Heatwaves, Nature’s Fury

Summer Series – Lifeline for a suicidal world

This show was broadcast on Mon 2nd January 2017 Listen in at 3cr – latest episode from Jan 2. In conversation with Lyn Bender, Deb Hart and Blair Palese   The title of this broadcast refers to the Pope’s words:  “We are at the limit of suicide, to say a strong word. Our [...]

By | 22 Dec 2016|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Summer Series – Lifeline for a suicidal world

Summer Series – Psychologist Per Espen Stoknes on Thinking about Global Warming

This show was broadcast on Mon 26th December 2016 Listen in at 3cr – latest episode In conversation with Per Espen Stoknes, Lyn Bender, Susie Burke, and with Vivien Langford. "The more facts that pile up about global warming, the greater the resistance to them grows, making it harder to enact measures [...]

By | 22 Dec 2016|Categories: Community Show|Comments Off on Summer Series – Psychologist Per Espen Stoknes on Thinking about Global Warming

BZE at Community Energy Congress 2017

27-28 February 2017 Melbourne Town Hall BZE and our Victorian Zero Carbon Communities will be attending the Community Energy Congress in February 2017. Please get in touch if you would like more information about the work we do - Imogen.Jubb@bze.org.au And here's a message from The Congress 2017 Organising team: Places [...]

By | 21 Dec 2016|Categories: Zero Carbon Communities|Comments Off on BZE at Community Energy Congress 2017

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. All photos by Rod Taylor 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 - [...]

By | 20 Dec 2016|Categories: Past BZE Events|Comments Off on Canberra Launch:  Zero Carbon Australia Electric Vehicles Report