Vanessa Petrie appointed as new CEO of BZE

Pictured: Vanessa Petrie, CEO Beyond Zero Emissions from January 16, 2017 BZE is delighted to announce that this week we have appointed Vanessa Petrie to the CEO position. Vanessa comes from an engineering background with a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from RMIT and a Masters of Environment from Melbourne University. She has led a varied career with [...]

By | 2017-02-28T11:30:43+00:00 19 Dec 2016|BZE Articles|Comments Off on Vanessa Petrie appointed as new CEO of BZE

Crowd Funding: Zero-Carbon Industry Plan

On December 1st Beyond Zero Emissions embarked on a crowd funding campaign, to fund our Zero-Carbon Industry Plan. Then on December 14th our amazing BZE Newcastle coordinator, a treasured colleague and volunteer, Jennifer Bates, was killed in a road accident. In the days following the accident Jen's family approached us - might we be able to accept donations [...]

By | 2017-01-01T16:57:16+00:00 01 Dec 2016|BZE Articles, Featured|Comments Off on Crowd Funding: Zero-Carbon Industry Plan

WA must embrace dawn of renewable energy era or risk being left behind (The Guardian)

Western Australia could become a renewable energy superpower – if the government halts LNG expansion plans and creates an innovation fund WA must embrace dawn of renewable energy era or risk being left behind (The Guardian: Michael Lord: BZE Acting CEO, 27 October 2016) Last year the world’s governments finally got their act together on [...]

By | 2016-11-27T12:50:47+00:00 27 Oct 2016|BZE Articles|Comments Off on WA must embrace dawn of renewable energy era or risk being left behind (The Guardian)

It’ll do a power of good for Australia to shift to electric vehicles

This article first appeared in Guardian Sustainable Business on August 12 2016 Stephen Bygrave If government gets involved the process will be cost-effective – not to mention the benefits of cleaner air because of lower pollution Dr Stephen Bygrave is the chief executive of Beyond Zero Emissions Friday 12 August 2016 14.11 AESTLast modified on Tuesday 16 [...]

By | 2016-12-23T10:03:29+00:00 14 Sep 2016|BZE Articles|Comments Off on It’ll do a power of good for Australia to shift to electric vehicles

Climate change: communities and councils fill void on zero emissions targets – Guardian

Guardian Sustainable Business June 28 2016 Stephen Bygrave In the absence of ambitious climate action by the federal government, communities are leading Australia in setting renewable energy targets Rooftop solar panels in Yackandandah in north-eastern Victoria. Photograph: TRY Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Communities and councils are filling the void left by the federal [...]

By | 2016-12-13T13:37:18+00:00 28 Jun 2016|BZE Articles|Comments Off on Climate change: communities and councils fill void on zero emissions targets – Guardian

Energy Freedom Story: Lee from Glen Waverley

Each Energy Freedom newsletter features a new Energy Freedom story. This time we look at a real work in progress, with several of the 9 steps in total done and several to be completed – thankyou to Lee and family at Glen Waverley, Victoria. ‘We are a family of 4 and having recently moved into [...]

By | 2016-11-28T12:02:19+00:00 05 May 2016|BZE Articles|0 Comments

Australia’s ‘future’ fund should not consider financing the energy projects of the past

Stephen Bygrave Guardian Sustainable Business Friday 1 April 2016 17.39 AEDTLast modified on Monday 4 July 201614.40 AEST Australia can be a renewable energy superpower if it plays its investment cards right – we have to move on from our misguided fossilised past Broken Hill solar plant, New South Wales, Australia. Photograph: Arena/EPA Share on [...]

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US Solar Thermal Plant Shows Path for New Clean Power and Clean Jobs in Port Augusta

Repower Port Augusta Media Release: February 25 2016 Dan Spencer Watch https://www.facebook.com/RepowerPortAugsta/videos/950377281724724/   The Repower Port Augusta Alliance has welcomed the news that SolarReserve’s solar thermal power station has come online in the United States providing day and night solar power. Repower Port Augusta say the South Australian and Federal Government should capitalise on SolarReserve’s [...]

By | 2016-11-28T12:02:22+00:00 22 Mar 2016|BZE Articles|Comments Off on US Solar Thermal Plant Shows Path for New Clean Power and Clean Jobs in Port Augusta

Crescent Dunes Solar Thermal Power Station: Nevada USA

The Crescent Dunes Solar Thermal power station can generate electricity 24 hours a day, with its solar tower, solar collectors and thermal storage. In February 2016 it successfully generated electricity at its full 110 MW capacity.  Now it is supplying power for Nevada on demand, day or night. Many mirrors all redirect sunlight onto molten [...]

Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The Gemasolar CSP Plant in Spain began operation in 2011 and in 2013 set a solar energy record by producing energy 24 hours a day for 36 days straight. The 19.9 MW plant is capable of producing more than 110 GWh per year as well as being able to run for up to 15 hours [...]

By | 2016-10-28T17:16:59+00:00 28 Jan 2016|BZE Articles, Concentrated solar thermal|Comments Off on Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power Plant