Key Publications by Sector 2017-09-04T10:17:31+00:00

Key Publications by Sector

Here are our key publications for each sector of the Australian economy.


Energy Sector Publications


Renewable Energy Superpower Report (2015)

An Energy Sector Plan: Part of the Zero Carbon Australia Plan

This report presents a compelling vision for Australia’s future. Australia could grasp a prosperous future, by rapidly moving to renewables and becoming a renewable energy superpower. Get a copy. We have the advantages of: world class solar and wind resources, a widespread electricity distribution grid, a skilled and innovative workforce and industry sector, capable research […]

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The Renewable Energy Superpower report presents a compelling vision for Australia’s future. To grasp this once off opportunity, Australia needs to act with urgency on these Zero Carbon Australia plans, or similar plans.


Stationary Energy Plan (2010)

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An Energy Sector Plan: Part of the Zero Carbon Australia Plan.

The plan is to provide 100% of Australia’s electricity from renewables, using mostly wind and solar generators, geographically dispersed around an improved national grid. It allows for electricity demand in 2020 to be 40% greater than in 2008, sufficient to replace all fossil fuel use, including heating and transport as they move to electricity.  The plan […]

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Other BZE energy sector plans and papers are:

Repowering Port Augusta (2012)

Laggard to Leader: How Australia can Lead the World to Zero Carbon Prosperity (2012)

The Health & Social Harms of Mining in Local Communities: Spotlight on the Hunter Region Report ( 2012)

Carbon capture and Storage Discussion Paper (2014)

The Fossil Economy Report (2014)

Carbon Crisis: Systemic Risk of Carbon Emission Liabilities report (2015)

 


Transport Sector Publications

 

Electric Vehicles Report (2016)

 

High Speed Rail Report (2014)


 

Buildings Sector Publications

 

Buildings Plan (2013)

 

A guidebook for renovators and builders emerged from the Building Plan.

The Energy Freedom Home (2015)


 Agricultural Sector Publication

 

Land Use : Agriculture and Forestry (2014)


The Export Sector

The export sector is discussed in several of our reports:

 


The Industry Sector Publications

Protected: Rethinking Cement Plan (2017)

The industry sector plan will be made up of several other reports too:

  • Renewable Heat Report (Planned for 2018), and
  • Zero Carbon Steel Report (planned for 2018)

 


Community Sector Publication

BZE has partnered with local governments, businesses, states and territories to create a guide for communities moving to zero emissions.

The Zero Carbon Communities Guide (2017)

 


Zero Carbon Australia Guiding Principles

In our planning, we aim to:

  • Provide Australia’s entire energy from renewable sources at the end of the transition period,
  • Employ only proven and scaleable technology which is already commercially available,
  • Maintain or enhance the security and reliability of Australia’s energy supply,
  • Maintain or enhance food and water security,
  • Maintain or enhance the high standard of living currently enjoyed by Australians,
  • Maintain or enhance social equity, and
  • Maintain other environmental indices.

 


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