Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group in London, joins us on his recent visit to Australia. His C40 network supports cities to share knowledge and drive measurable and sustainable action on climate change.
Trent Hawkins is Senior Consultant at renewables and energy efficiency consultancy Enhar. He joins Beyond Zero to talk about his latest technical research on Zero Net Energy Towns. This project looks at supporting Australian towns and villages assess and design their own plan to achieve 100% renewable energy over a period of 5-10 years. Trent has [...]
Beyond Zero talks to Karl Fitzgerald, an economist, "tax geek" and Project Director at Prosper Australia and Earthsharing. He talks about land value capture and how it can fund the building the high speed rail network from Melbourne to Brisbane, researched in BZE's Zero Carbon Australia High Speed Rail report.
Associate Professor Kondo-François Aguey-Zinsou is team leader at MERLin: Materials Energy Research Laboratory in nanoscale within the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). The research group is focusing on the use of hydrogen as a clean energy vector. Hy-Cycle, Australia’s first hydrogen-powered bicycle, was a finalist in the 2015 ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology. Hy-Cycle features a 738Wh hydrogen canister, a 518Wh lithium-ion battery, a 100W fuel cell, a 200W electric motor and 120km range on a single canister. They have now turned to crowd-funding to take the product to market and further their hydrogen research. […]
TechCrunch has called Ecoisme, An Energy Consumption Device That Is Too Good To Be True. Ecoisme is an Indiegogo project that uses a single device to track the energy usage of each individual appliance or gadget throughout your home, by using spectrum analysis. Ecoisme Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Alexander Diatlov joins Beyond Zero's Anthony Daniele to [...]
The Fonzarelli 125 is Australia’s first electric scooter - 100% Australian owned and designed. Fonzarelli Managing Director and lead design engineer Michelle Nazzari, joins Beyond Zero's Michael and Niels to discuss her zero emissions city scooter.
Sam Wilkinson is Research Manager - Solar & Energy Storage at IHS (based in the UK), leading its research on the PV inverter, BOS and energy storage markets. He joins Beyond Zero's Anthony Daniele to talk about the new business models making storage viable, such as Reposit Power in Canberra. ‘Software could be major factor’ [...]
Following the ATA's EV expo, we continue the theme with electric bicycles. Rebecca Lee from Melbourne company REV-Bikes provides electric bikes and conversion kits designed to get people riding bikes where they otherwise wouldn’t. REV-Bikes and 'REVbecca' encourages the use of recycled bikes for conversions, David Metzke from Dyson Electric Bikes explains that an electric bike [...]
Nigel Morris is Director of SolarBusinessServices, an award winning consultancy, established in Sydney in 2009, specialising in business development in the Australian solar PV (Photovoltaic) industry. He's also passionate about electric motorbikes, energy storage, battery technology and their combination with solar, which will change how households use electricity and travel. Nigel, who trained as a [...]
Mario Giannattilio, committee member of the Alternative Technology Association's (ATA) Melbourne Electric Vehicle (EV) branch joins Beyond Zero's Niels and Michael to continue our EV theme. Mario talks about the Melbourne Electric Vehicle Expo (19 April 2015) which is a one-day event presented jointly by the Alternative Technology Association, Swinburne University and Boroondara Council. He [...]