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Energy efficient electric heat pump hot water

Eliminate gas from your Energy Freedom home and choose energy efficient electric heat pumps

BZE radio talks to Mark Padwick:

Mark Padwick, Sanden Australia Managing Director, explains how the electric heat pump systems works to heat hot water. The Sanden Eco Hot Water Heat Pump is an energy efficient replacement for your traditional electric or solar hot water system. Mark also explains the tank sizes available and how efficiently, quickly and quietly the heat pumps heats water.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 18 Nov 2016: Podcast:

29 Nov 2016|Technology Show|

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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28 Nov 2016|Community Show|

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.

MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm
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23 Nov 2016|Community Show|

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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14 Nov 2016|Community Show|

A historical perspective of contradictory statements from politicians and bureaucrats.

A historical perspective of the coal industry in Australia and the chopping and changing of climate policy.

BZE radio talks to Marc Hudson:

Marc is studying the strategic responses of the Australian coal industry to the challenge of climate change. He is in the final year of a PhD at the Sustainable Consumption Institute: Manchester University. Marc is a regular contributor to The Conversation.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 11 Nov 2016: Podcast:

Marc talked about:

  • Coal usage in Australia from soon after White settlement, and the rapidly expanding export of coal to Japan from the late 1950s onwards, which was important for Japan as it rebuilt after World War Two.  Japan was the single most important market until the late 1990s, and is still very important.
  • China becoming a market for Australian coal from 2008 – but these exports have been decreasing as China produces most of its own coal, and is recognising coal as a health risk, and a political one, due to air quality in Chinese cities.
  • The chopping and changing of Australian climate policy, with dizzying peaks and troughs, alongside the basic bipartisan support for increasing coal exports
  • Prime Minister Julia Gillard and our short lived carbon pricing,
  • Malcolm Turnbull’s overt support for renewables until he became prime minister,
  • The election of climate denier Malcolm Roberts of One Nation to the Senate
  • The appointment of climate denier Craig Kelly as Chair of the Federal Environment Energy Committee.
  • The Australian recent ratification of the Paris agreements
    The current Morocco conference
  • The election of Trump in the US
  • Australian climate change activism.

Further reading

Out of step: marching for climate justice versus taking action
(The Conversation: Marc Hudson: 27 Nov 2015)

The sound of silence: why has the environment vanished from election politics?
(The Conversation: Marc Hudson: 23 June 2016)

Beyond Zero Emissions interviewers: Kay Wennagel, Michael Staindl, Natalie Bucknell

Broadcast from Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

Based on a write up by Bev McIntyre


11 Nov 2016|Technology Show|

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.

MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm

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07 Nov 2016|Community Show|

What has a Tupperware party to do with climate change

How can we influence people on climate.

BZE radio talks to Imogen Jubb.

Imogen has recently joined BZE as National Manager of our Zero Carbon Communities Project.

She came to her position with qualifications from the Unis of Canberra, ANU and Sydney and as a communication specialist with the ACF, the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO and ABC. She has travelled around Australia, working with Indigenous communities and also trained as a Climate Leader with Al Gore.

She is a board member of Climate for Change, which uses the Tupperware party model to get the climate message across.

She recently ran as an independent candidate in the Moreland City Council election and said “empowering people can be lots of fun and provide meaning to life”.

One is reminded of the saying of Margaret Mead who said “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has”  Lets hope that is true.

BZE Technology Show: 4 Nov 2016: Podcast

Broadcast from Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

About the project managed by Imogen

Zero Carbon Communities

Code: zClean

04 Nov 2016|Technology Show|

A Conversation with Special Envoy for Climate Change Jonathan Pershing


This show was broadcast on Mon 1st November 2016

A conversation with:
Jonathan Pershing
Special Envoy for Climate Change
US Department of State

Moderated by:
Coral Davenport
The New York Times

Introduced by:
Ambassador Richard Morningstar
Founding Director and Chairman, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

01 Nov 2016|Podcasts|

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

Further Reading:


31 Oct 2016|Community Show|

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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29 Oct 2016|Community Show|

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.
Further Reading: tba
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17 Oct 2016|BZE Radio, Community Show, Podcasts|

No Time for New Coal Mines: Protect Bylong Valley

BZE Community Radio Show: 10 October 2016: Podcast:


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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09 Oct 2016|Community Show|

Dylan McConnell: SA blackout has nothing to do with wind turbines

Dylan McConnell of the Melbourne Energy Institute, University of Melbourne, discusses South Australia’s recent state-wide blackout following once in 50-year storms. Wild weather across SA, has seen an extraordinary response from politicians and media, alleging that the state’s wind energy was at fault.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 7 Oct 2016: Podcast:

Beyond Zero Emissions
Radio 3CR in Melbourne

Further reading

The Conversation: Dylan McConnell

We don’t know why South Australia’s wind farms stopped working, so hold off on the blame game

What caused South Australia’s state-wide blackout?

Dylan McConnel Twitter


Winds of change: SA wholesale electricity market developments

Key words

Electricity grid, Storms, wind energy, renewable energy, transmission lines, blackout, targets

07 Oct 2016|Technology Show|

Blockchain solar power trading: Jemma Green

Hear about the cutting edge where solar energy meets Blockchain Technology.

People who generate renewable energy can decide who they want to sell their surplus energy to, and at what price.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 21 Sep 2016: Podcast

Beyond Zero Emissions talks to Jemma Green:

  • Co-founder and Chair of Perth start-up Power Ledger,
  • A managing director at a disruptive innovation consultancy: The Green Enterprise,
  • A research fellow and PhD candidate at Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP),
  • A City of Perth Councillor – and so experienced in the challenges of sustainable cities development,
  • She has over 15 years experience in finance and risk management including 11 years in investment banking in London.
  • For more detail see The Conversation

BZE Interviewers: Anthony and Matt

From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

Further reading


04 Oct 2016|Technology Show|

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.

BZE Community Radio Show: Mon 3 Oct 2016: Podcast:

Broadcast from Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

Further Reading

03 Oct 2016|Community Show|

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
BZE Community Radio Show Podcast
Beyond Zero Emissions
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26 Sep 2016|Community Show|

Mary Hendriks talks Energy Storage

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Mary Hendriks spoke about the recent Australian Energy Storage Alliance conference in Sydney.

Mary is the Industry Executive of the Australian Energy Storage Alliance, an independent information hub and networking group for the energy storage sector.  Mary also has the role of Conference Advisor for the Australian Energy Storage conference in Sydney.

BZE  Technology Radio Show:  23 Sep 2016: Podcast:

Broadcast from Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

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24 Sep 2016|Technology Show|

Dr Tabea Lissner

Dr Tabea Lissner leads Climate Analytics’ work in the field of socio-ecological systems and vulnerability. She has published on a range of topics in the field of climate change impacts, including recent publications on impacts at 1.5°C of warming.

Dr Lissner recently presented at The University of Melbourne on the assessment of climate impacts, with a special interest in human-environmental systems and impacts on societally important sectors. In this context, Dr Lissner works on translating the various determinants of vulnerability into methods, which advance the comparability and transferability of results between regions and which provide useful information to stakeholders and decision-makers in especially vulnerable regions.

Climate Analytics is a non-profit climate science and policy institute based in Berlin, Germany with offices in New York, USA and Lomé, Togo, which brings together interdisciplinary expertise in the scientific and policy aspects of climate change.

23 Sep 2016|Technology Show|

Prof David Karoly calls for greater emissions reduction

Climate scientist stresses urgency

“Our climate is not safe now, so what does dangerous climate change mean?”

David Karoly
Professor of Atmospheric Science
School of Earth Sciences: Melbourne University.

Broadcast: 16 Sep 2016
BZE Technology Radio Show Podcast
Beyond Zero Emissions
Melbourne 3CR Radio


Dr Stephen White

Dr Stephen White is CSIRO’s Program Leader for the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL)

He talks about the EnergyFit Homes Project research, which is a collaborative approach to unlocking the value of energy efficient homes for buyers, renters and investors.  The EnergyFit Homes Project proposes a national voluntary home energy efficiency disclosure system, designed to empower consumers to rate and value homes with lower running costs and health, comfort and sustainability benefits.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 2 September 2016: Podcast:

Further reading:

CRCLCL Media Release: Consumers want energy-efficiency facts on homes – new research shows

21 Sep 2016|Technology Show|