Monthly Discussion Group

Climate Action

Discussion – 5 March: Climate action with Ellen Sandell & Rachel Deans Monday 5 March 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT Climate action: where is our effort, time and money most effective? Ellen Sandell, Greens State MP for Melbourne, holds the portfolios of Climate Change, Energy, Resources, Water and Environment, and is passionate about creating Australia’s clean economy, with [...]

By | 2018-03-11T03:48:46+00:00 23 Feb 2018|Discussion Group|Comments Off on Climate Action

Dispatchable Renewable Electricity Generation

Dr Keith Lovegrove presents Dispatchable Renewable Electricity Generation Monday 5 February 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT Keith Lovegrove To open another big year for the BZE discussion group, held at the University of Melbourne, we welcome our speaker Dr Keith Lovegrove, Managing Director of ITP Thermal Pty Ltd. Keith will speak about recent research [...]

By | 2018-02-07T10:15:41+00:00 04 Feb 2018|Discussion Group|Comments Off on Dispatchable Renewable Electricity Generation

Electric vehicles & solid-oxide fuel cells

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 13 November 2017* McCoy Building Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2) University of Melbourne Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton Nissan is the world’s leading supplier of electric vehicles (EVs), with more than 270,000 sold globally since 2010. Nissan’s Product Communications Manager for the Asia-Oceania Region, Peter Fadeyev, will provide insights into [...]

By | 2017-11-15T12:15:23+00:00 03 Nov 2017|Discussion Group|Comments Off on Electric vehicles & solid-oxide fuel cells

Safe Climate Transition Act

Video of Discussion Group: 30 Oct 2017: Safe Climate Transition Act Philip Sutton presents the "consultation draft" of a "Safe Climate Transition (No More Bad Investment) Act". Philip from RSTI, a research and strategy organisation, and Sarah Brugler from Environmental Justice Australia have drafted a model Act in a new paradigm of legislative action, that has an overarching [...]

By | 2017-12-01T15:09:36+00:00 30 Oct 2017|Discussion Group|Comments Off on Safe Climate Transition Act

A Short-Lived Gas Shortfall

Monday, 16 October 2017, 6.30PM @ Melbourne University (Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre A (Room G06) - see map) Has Australia outgrown gas in the electricity sector? A Short-lived gas shortfall found that there is a shortage of ‘cheap’ gas, but not a gas supply ‘shortfall’. This important research also found that high gas prices combined with falling renewable and storage [...]

By | 2017-10-19T08:34:58+00:00 13 Oct 2017|Discussion Group|Comments Off on A Short-Lived Gas Shortfall

Relectrify: Connecting New Energy Technologies

Discussion – 2 October: Connecting new energy technologies to get more value from home energy systems Monday 2 October 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 2 October 2017 Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre A* Spencer Road, University of Melbourne Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre A (Room G06) As new and more sophisticated technologies become available and affordable to [...]

By | 2017-10-04T12:57:38+00:00 01 Oct 2017|Discussion Group|Comments Off on Relectrify: Connecting New Energy Technologies

TAKE2 – Victoria’s climate change pledge for net zero emissions by 2050

Monday 4 September 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEST BZE is a founding member of TAKE2, which is the Victorian Government’s collective climate change initiative supporting all Victorian individuals and organisations to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Sustainability Victoria is delivering the TAKE2 initiative to help achieve the goal of keeping global temperature rise under two degrees. Sustainability Victoria’s recent Climate [...]

By | 2017-09-07T08:03:29+00:00 03 Sep 2017|Discussion Group|Comments Off on TAKE2 – Victoria’s climate change pledge for net zero emissions by 2050

Brown to Green Transition with Matt Grantham

Matt Grantham, as part of his Masters of Applied Finance at Macquarie University, recently analyzed the corporate strategy for the recent demerger of EON in Europe (which is one of the world’s largest investor-owned electric utility service, based in Germany). The company was split into in low carbon distributed business (EON) while Uniper retained the [...]

By | 2017-08-10T16:28:40+00:00 08 Aug 2017|Discussion Group|Comments Off on Brown to Green Transition with Matt Grantham