BZE Publications Overview 2018-05-04T23:16:01+00:00

Publications by Sector of the Australian Economy


Industry Sector Publication


Rethinking Cement (2017)

Rethinking Cement is a research report presenting a pathway to zero carbon cement in Australia. Cement production is the biggest industrial producer of emissions, causing 8% of global carbon emissions – more than the global car fleet. The first stage of cement making is to transform limestone (calcium carbonate – CaCO3) into lime (CaO), thus […]

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Community Sector Publications


Zero Carbon Communities Guide (2017)

Here is a guide for communities who want rapid  progress towards zero emissions in their local community. 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 Australia, working together to achieve zero carbon status. Get a free […]

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Australian Local Government Climate Review (2018)

This review provides a comprehensive assessment of the actions Australian councils and communities are taking to tackle climate change, along with the barriers and challenges they face. The nationwide review found many local councils have corporate and community targets as well as strategies to reduce emissions. Download the review. Key findings: Reducing corporate emissions: Council […]

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Energy Sector – Key Publications


Renewable Energy Superpower Report (2015)

Australia can become a renewable energy superpower. A realistic vision for a prosperous Australia. We have the advantages of: abundant quality solar and wind resources, a widespread electric grid, a skilled workforce and industry sector, capable research organisations, closeness to growing Asian markets, a secure stable society, and abundant mineral resources. To grasp this prosperous […]

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Repowering Port Augusta (2012)

“Repowering Port Augusta” is a 2012 blueprint for replacing two coal power stations with renewable energy.  It  describes how South Australia could become a world leader in renewables and solar power generation with storage – and it has had success. Success: A contract for a Port Augusta solar thermal plant   Get the Repowering Port […]

This BZE 2012 proposal won part funding in 2017: $650 million! BZE is a small organisation that punches far above its weight.

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Stationary Energy Plan (2010)

This is a detailed and practical roadmap for providing 100% of Australia’s electricity from renewables.  The plan uses mostly wind and solar generators, geographically dispersed around an improved national grid. It allows for electricity demand in 2020 to be 40% greater than in 2008, sufficient to replace all fossil fuel use, including heating and transport as […]

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Energy Sector – Other Publications


Carbon Crisis Report (2015)

“Carbon Crisis Report: The Systemic Risk of Carbon Emission Liabilities.” Australia has a 50% chance of systemic economic crisis, caused by ignoring the global shift to clean energy. Get a free copy. Australia’s industry and exports are emissions-intensive. This intensity is a growing economic liability, as the international community strengthens its efforts to limit climate […]

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Fossil Economy Report (2014)

A Fossil Economy in a Changing World: The world is shifting away from fossil fuels – and this includes key importers of Australia’s coal and gas.  Australian government policies ignore this, leaving us dependent on continued fossil fuel exports, at risk of: stranded investments, dropping export revenue, and a growing current account deficit. (Beyond Zero […]

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Carbon Capture & Storage (2014)

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) or “Clean Coal” has been promised for many years, the favoured option of fossil fuel companies.  They have used the promise of CCS to: delay the development of renewable energy, offer hope to the coal industry, and delay action on climate change. Industry claims that CCS is the cheapest way […]

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Harms of Coal Mining (2012)

There is clear evidence from the international health literature that living near coal mines or coal power stations causes serious harm to people’s health. Burning coal is also the single largest cause of global warming, which the world’s leading medical journal, The Lancet, has described as “the biggest health threat of the 21st century”. The […]

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Laggard to Leader Report (2012)

Are you sick of hearing: Australia is only a small part of the climate problem! We shouldn’t act before the rest of the world! Our actions won’t make a difference, anyway! The Laggard to Leader report challenges these excuses: It exposes the true extent of Australia’s contribution to the climate problem and demonstrates our extraordinary […]

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Land Use Sector Publications


Land Use : Agriculture and Forestry (2014)

This report outlines research showing how Australian greenhouse gas emissions from land use – agriculture and forestry – can be reduced to zero net emissions within 10 years. Get a free copy. This result is within Australia’s capacity in spite of the finding that our agriculture and land use sector is the biggest emitting sector in Australia. […]

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Transport Sector Publications


Electric Vehicles Report (2016)

Australia can move to electric vehicles, powered entirely by renewable electricity, in a decade. It is feasible and affordable, providing environmental, health and economic benefits. (Beyond Zero Emissions Report: August 2016) . Report Findings: A shift to 100 per cent electric vehicles would eliminate at least six per cent of Australia’s greenhouse emissions. At present, […]

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High Speed Rail Report (2014)

Australia could have a high speed rail from Melbourne to Brisbane within a decade, with 60% of Australians living within 50km of a station: 21 stations linking 18 cities and towns, including Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney & Brisbane, 1,799 km of rail, 81 km of tunnels, and 98 km of elevated sections. (Beyond Zero Emissions: 2014) […]

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Buildings Sector Publications


Buildings Plan (2013)

There are no technical barriers to achieving zero emissions from Australia’s buildings within a decade. The Buildings Plan proposes: energy efficiency retrofits of existing buildings, renewable energy generation in many buildings, and replacing gas appliances with electric appliances to end the use of gas (see our fact sheet) (Beyond Zero Emissions Report: 2013) Get a […]

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The Energy Freedom Home (2015)

A practical guidebook for renovators & builders. Be comfortable, healthy and independent in an efficient home powered by renewable energy. You could wipe out your home energy bills, saving perhaps $2400 every year. That’s “energy freedom” in your home! This guidebook is a great resource for people looking to renovate their homes.  The information is: […]

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