Monthly Discussion Group

“What the FRACK is going on?” Unconventional oil and gas activities in Australia

“What the FRACK is going on?” Unconventional oil and gas activities in Australia Monday 7 May 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEST From the NT to WA, in SA, VIC, NSW, and of course in QLD, unconventional oil and gas explorers and producers are pressuring Australian communities and governments to allow access to enormous new fossil [...]

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Advocating for Renewable Energy

Simon-Corbell Monday 9 April 2018 Simon Corbell was appointed as the first Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate in December 2016 to promote the state’s renewable energy sector, provide independent advice to the Victorian Government and assist the state in meeting its renewable energy targets. Simon took up his role in January 2017 after serving [...]

By | 2018-04-11T08:06:23+00:00 10 Apr 2018|Discussion Group|Comments Off on Advocating for Renewable Energy

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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