Monthly Discussion Group

Zero Carbon Communities

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 6 March 2017 All Welcome Our guest speaker is Imogen Jubb, BZE National Manager for the Zero Carbon Communities project. Zero Carbon Communities is helping to implement BZE research in local communities looking to work towards zero emissions . Many Australian communities and Local Councils are developing Zero Emissions targets. With support [...]

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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 emissions from the housing sector? [...]

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Discussion Group: Failing Paris

A new report by the Melbourne Energy Institute authored by Dimitri Lafleur, Tim Forcey, Hugh Saddler and Mike Sandiford has found that unmeasured methane leakage and fugitive emissions from unconventional gasfields could cause Australia to fail its Paris climate commitments. The report found, methane measurements at US unconventional gas fields have found leakage rates in the order of 10-25 [...]

By | 2016-12-09T12:44:12+00:00 05 Dec 2016|Discussion Group|Comments Off on Discussion Group: Failing Paris

Discussion Group: Industrial Processes

BZE is currently researching ways of reducing the carbon dioxide emissions from Industrial Processes.  Michael Lord presented his findings so far and gathered valuable feedback from this well-informed audience. BZE Discussion Group: 7 November 2016. BZE is examining: How our industrial energy requirements can be supplied primarily from a 100% renewable electricity, Reducing emissions [...]

By | 2017-01-16T14:30:02+00:00 07 Nov 2016|Discussion Group|Comments Off on Discussion Group: Industrial Processes

Luke Osborne: Reposit Power CEO

Reposit Power software ensures that households get the best value out of their solar panels and batteries. The software: allows households to actively trade with their electricity provider, constantly works to lower your electricity bill, predicts your future energy use by learning the energy use patterns of your home, predicts your future generation of electricity [...]

By | 2016-12-17T18:01:05+00:00 05 Oct 2016|Discussion Group|Comments Off on Luke Osborne: Reposit Power CEO

Dr Scott Watkins – Lights, solar, action.

  6:30 - 8pm Monday 5 September 2016 In this presentation, Dr Scott Watkins will discuss the use of smart, connected lighting and other (Internet of Things) IoT-based technologies to control and monitor home operations (including solar) and improve home energy efficiency. In particular, Scott will highlight his Enphase-monitored solar system, LIFX LED lights and [...]

By | 2016-11-28T12:02:14+00:00 06 Sep 2016|Discussion Group|Comments Off on Dr Scott Watkins – Lights, solar, action.

Battery Technology Charges Ahead

6:30 - 8pm Monday 1 August 2016 The Australia Institute (TAI) strategist and report author, Dan Cass, will speak about his recent report titled, Securing renewables - How batteries solve the problem of clean electricity. Lithium battery prices have fallen by 93% between 1995 and 2014, which threatens coal and gas generators with competition and [...]

By | 2016-11-28T12:02:16+00:00 04 Aug 2016|Discussion Group|Comments Off on Battery Technology Charges Ahead

6:30pm Monday 6 June – Tim Forcey: How to cheaply and comfortably heat your home with renewable energy

6:30 - 8pm Monday 6 June 2016 Tim Forcey presents how your home, business or institution can Save money and be part of the fuel-switching revolution! As has been widely reported in The AGE and elsewhere, Tim's University of Melbourne research found that switching from gas could create huge money saving opportunities for home owners, [...]

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6:30pm Monday 2 May – Karl Fitzgerald presents Economics for Campaigners

Economist, radio personality and Project Director of Prosper Australia , Karl Fitzgerald presents: Economics101 for Campaigners Discover the best ways to protest against monopoly power and win an economic argument with a politician. Learn about land value capture  - the traditional method of financing infrastructure that can fund BZE's High Speed Rail transport plan. Karl has many insights on best [...]

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

6:30pm Monday 4 April – Andrew Reddaway: Recent battery research at the ATA

Many householders looking to install solar panels are also now considering battery storage. With Feed-in Tariff schemes ending in some Australian states soon, existing solar owners are also upgrading with batteries to store the solar energy they generate during the day. The combination of high electricity prices and abundant sunshine makes Australia a world leader [...]

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