BZE Publications Overview 2018-01-31T18:56:19+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. 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 the global car fleet. The […]

This plan is part of the Zero Carbon Australia Plan.

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Community Sector Publication


Zero Carbon Communities Guide (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 Australia, working together to achieve […]

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Energy Sector – Key Publications


Renewable Energy Superpower Report (2015)

Australia can become a renewable energy superpower. Here’s a well-grounded vision for a prosperous Australia. Get a copy. We have the advantages of: enormous amounts of high-quality solar and wind resources, a widespread electricity distribution grid, a skilled workforce and industry sector, capable research organisations: universities and the CSIRO, proximity to large and growing Asian […]

This plan is part of the Zero Carbon Australia Plan.

Australia has a rapidly closing window of opportunity to become a renewable energy superpower. To grasp this once-off opportunity, Australia needs to act with urgency on our Zero Carbon Australia plan, or similar plans.

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Repowering Port Augusta (2012)

Port Augusta is a town at a crossroads. Two coal-fired power stations have closed, and people are deciding how to replace them:  with Australia’s first “solar thermal plants” or a “combined cycle fossil gas plant”. The Repower Port Augusta Alliance has developed a solid proposal to replace the coal plants with 6 solar thermal plants […]

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)

The plan is to provide 100% of Australia’s electricity from renewables, using 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 they move to electricity.  The plan […]

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Energy Sector – Other Publications


Carbon Crisis Report (2015)

“Carbon Crisis Report: 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 change. […]

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Fossil Economy Report (2014)

A Fossil Economy in a Changing World: The world is shifting away from fossil fuels and key importers of Australia’s coal and gas are part of this shift.  Our 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 […]

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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)

The Zero Carbon Australia Land Use report (2014) outlines research showing how 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 […]

This discussion paper is part of the Zero Carbon Australia Plan.

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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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