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The Community Show is a one hour podcast focusing on activism and campaigning and recorded live every Monday at 5pm. The show aims to provide up-to-date news about community campaigns, actions and events from around Australia, including interviews with members of the climate action group community.
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ELECTRIC VEHICLES The Future of Transport


We talk everything electric and the challenges and opportunities ahead.
We will be joined by the guests below:
Ben ChesterLocality Planning Energy
Tim Harrison – Project Manager EV Infrastructure, Economic Development Queensland
Dr. Chris JonesAustralian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA)
MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm
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Marrakech COP22 : UN Climate Conference Global Energy Transition has Started

This show was broadcast on Mon 21st November 2016

We talk COP22 with Professor Martijn Wilder (The Australian National University) who is back from the conference, and Christine Milne who is observing from the sidelines as an international Green. And interview Australian school kids about their thoughts on a renewable future.

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Forests: The Lungs of Our Planet

This show was broadcast on Mon 14th November 2016
Scientists are saying that 50% of the Amazon is facing deforestation by 2020. Louise Boronyak Vasco (UTS: University of Technology Sydney) will talk about Amazon Watch – which is advancing the rights of indigenous peoples and protecting their territories to save the Amazon, and the Earth’s climate.
Destruction of Carbon-Rich Mangroves Costs up to US$42 billion in Economic Damages Annually according to a United Nations Environment Programme report. Dr Lindsay Hutley (Charles Darwin University) speaks about this special resource.
And we hear from Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop (World Preservation Foundation) about landclearing in NSW, QLD and its impact on climate.

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Plutocracy versus Democracy – what future awaits us?


This show was broadcast on Mon 7th November 2016

Christine Milne talks about reclaiming our democracy and John Hewson about how Malcolm Turnbull is drifting dangerously.

Naomi Klein says the corporate media always ask her what is realistic, yet their idea of realism will take us to four degrees. (In an interview from The Elephant – courtesy of Kevin Caners)

Alex Rafalowicz from Climate Action Network Australia talks about how there are only about 50 people employed full time on climate campaigning and this means we are not taking it seriously.

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The All Energy Conference 2016

This show was broadcast on Mon 31st October 2016161031_community-graphic

On this Monday’s show hear how Tyalgum, New South Wales got off the grid, how Pingala is bringing solar power to remote communities, what Enova is doing up near Byron Bay, and how energy storage came out to save a Californian community when the gas wells leaked.

The Energy Regulator talks tough to laggards in the industry and the President of the World Wind Energy Association mourns the wreckers of opportunity.

These are the leaders of Renewable Investment and Inventiveness whom a Roosevelt would galvanise to work fast together.

Thanks to:

Craig Horne – The Energy Storage Association of USA

Daniel Lawes – Power Diverter

Alison Crook AO – Enova Community Energy It’s YOUR Energy Company

Kacey Clifford – Tyalgum Energy Project

April Crawford-Smith and Tom Nockolds – Pingala

Mark Williamson – The Energy Regulator

The Hon Peter Rae AO – President of the World Wind Energy Association

Alexandra Campbell – Avoca Capital Advisors

Lane Crockett – Impact Investment Group

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The Engineer and the Ecologist

This show was broadcast on Mon 24th October 2016.screen-shot-2016-08-11-at-2-29-00-pm

Today we hear from:

  • Adjunct Professor David Hood AM (pictured), Deputy Chair of BZE and engineering academic at Queensland University of Technology on buildings, BZE and Mozambique.
  • Daryl Tonkinson, Grasslands ecologist and manager, Ballarat, Victoria, on carbon farming on the region’s basalt plains. 

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AGL out, Alinta shows how and Flow shows the future – Beyond Zero Emissions radio show

This show was broadcast on Mon 17th October 2016.14641946_10154640538442888_1483233188383041101_n

Today we hear from:

  • Lisa McLean from Flow/Brookfield speaking from Disruption & The Energy Industry Conference on big buildings that are self sufficient in water and energy.
  • Julie Lyford from Groundswell Gloucester
  • Joseph Zane Sikulu from Pacific Warriors

This Monday’s show takes us to a rally in Angel Place outside the AGL AGM.

We also hear from Alinta Energy and how they wound down their coal plant at Port Augusta.

The last interview is from the Disruption & The Energy Industry Conference. Lisa talks about big buildings that are self sufficient in water and energy.

Please forward this promo to anyone who will take action. Listen in at 5pm Monday 17th Oct.
Podcast available Tuesday.
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No Time for New Coal Mines: Protect Bylong Valley

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We hear from:

  • Bylong resident Jodie Nancarrow  President of the Bylong Protection Association.
  • Then Bev Smiles will give us the bigger picture, climate impacts, giant voids left filling with toxic water all over the Hunter.
  • Tim Buckley from the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis will give us the wider financial picture of coal and market prices.
  • Lastly we speak to Jonathan La Nauze from Australian Conservation Foundation about their court challenge to the Adani mine.

Are these the dying days of coal? If so , why are greenfields sites like Bylong Valley being opened up for new coal mines?

Even when the #NoNewMines mantra is catching on and Indonesia and China have imposed a moratorium on themselves, Australian communities and aquifers are being ruined.  Many people have said the Adani mine  will never go ahead, but we don’t want to get complacent. We hear from the locals, the  climate action groups and a top notch financial analyst.

Thanks also to Mike Seccombe of  The Saturday Paper (1st Oct) for giving us the latest.

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Beyond Zero Emissions interviewer: Vivien

Broadcast from Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

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Dark Emu and Letting the Land Have its Day in Court

BZE radio talks to:

  • Professor Jacinta Ruru from Otago University – NZ is starting to recognise the rights of Natural entities like forests or rivers in front of the law.
  • Australia Earth Laws Alliance Director Dr Michelle Maloney – the Rights of Nature Tribunal and conference in Brisbane 22nd October
  • Bruce Pascoe talks about his award winning book Dark Emu. He will give an indigenous history of land management and attitudes to the land which might conserve it in the face of threatening climate change.

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Broadcast from Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

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We’re at War: Mobilising to Defeat Climate Change

We hear from:
  • Bill McKibben: Author, environmentalist and founder of
  • David Spratt: Co-author of Climate Code Red
  • Robin Laurie:  Member of The Pram Factory and a founder of Circus Oz, and
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a Fireside Chat
Broadcast:  Mon 26 September 2016
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