Radio Podcasts

Radio Podcasts 2016-12-10T19:56:46+00:00

Climate Reality Leader & social change advocate Linh Do

In this podcast, BZE speaks to Linh Do, a social change advocate who has been working on environmental issues for the past six years. Linh is currently the community coordinator at Australian Conservation Foundation and in 2013 was named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and Australian Geographic Young Conservationist of the Year.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 24 March 2017: Podcast

BZE Interviewers: Kay Wennagel, Michael Staindl, Natalie Bucknell

Summary written by: Bev McIntyre

Interview broadcast on: 24 March 2017

From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

27 Mar 2017|Technology Show|

Record ocean temperature rise: Zeke Hausfather

In this podcast, BZE speaks to Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist and energy systems analyst at Berkeley Earth, an independent temperature analysis project.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 17 March 2017: Podcast

BZE Interviewers: Kay Wennagel, Michael Staindl, Natalie Bucknell

Interview recorded on: 17 March 2017

From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

Further reading:

Factcheck: Mail on Sunday’s ‘astonishing evidence’ about global temperature rise

27 Mar 2017|Technology Show|

Malaysia: Reducing Pollution and Adopting Green Technology (Part 2)

This show was broadcast on Mon 27th March 2017
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Malaysia: Reducing Pollution and Adopting Green Technology

This show was broadcast on Mon 20th March 2017

The Environment Minister for Penang, The Hon Phee Boon Poh 彭文宝 and Federal MP, Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj talk to Vivien about how Malaysia is working on its Paris Climate Commitments.

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20 Mar 2017|Community Show|

Predicting rainfall and drought: Dr Fiona Johnson

In this podcast, BZE speaks to Dr Fiona Johnson, Senior Lecturer at UNSW’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, about how climate change impacts on water response systems. She is developing computer models and simulations for flood and drought variability, and helping engineers design the infrastructure to keep us safe.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 17 March 2017: Podcast

BZE Interviewers: Kay Wennagel, Michael Staindl, Natalie Bucknell

Interview broadcast on: 17 March 2017

From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

17 Mar 2017|Technology Show|

Podcast: Is there a valid reason for even ‘clean coal’ to remain as part of the energy mix?

‘Clean coal’ debunked

BZE radio talks to Lynette Molyneaux:

Dr Lynette Molyneaux is currently researching the resilience of electricity systems at the University of Queensland (UQ). Her research interests include carbon abatement with particular emphasis on incentives for investment in abatement technologies. In this podcast, Lynette talks about why so-called ‘clean coal’ power isn’t the answer to Australia’s emissions targets or energy resilience.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 17 March 2017: Podcast:

Lynette talked about:

  • different types of ‘clean coal’ technologies, their efficiencies, costs and emissions
  • our ageing coal fired power installations
  • meeting our Paris commitments and the feasibility of carbon capture and storage
  • incompatibility of ‘clean coal’ with our Paris targets with CCS as yet unproven

Further reading:

Is ‘clean coal’ power the answer to Australia’s emissions targets?
(The Conversation: 25 Jan 2017: Lynette Molyneaux)

The Conversation: Articles by Lynette Molyneaux

17 Mar 2017|Technology Show|

UNSW record efficiency for non-toxic, buildings application, thin-film solar cells

BZE speaks to Dr Xiaojing Hao, Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, UNSW. Dr Hao and her team have broken efficiency records for CZTS thin-film solar cells which are non-toxic and could be used on buildings roofs, facades and windows.

BZE Interviewers: Kay Wennagel, Michael Staindl, Natalie Bucknell

Interview broadcast on: 3 March 2017

From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

Further reading:

UNSW Newsroom: UNSW takes lead in race for non-toxic, thin-film solar cells

SMH: ‘It’s my dream’: achievement of scientist’s solar cell goal opens up potentially huge new markets

The Fifth Estate: Zero energy buildings a step closer following UNSW solar breakthrough

16 Mar 2017|Technology Show|

Sunshine Coast’s 15MW Solar Farm

This show was broadcast on Mon 13th March 2017
A 15 megawatt solar farm is being built on 24 hectares in Valdora, Queensland. It will be the fifth largest solar farm in Australia.
At its peak, the solar farm will generate 15,000 kilowatts of electricity from the sun into the Energex network. The electricity generated over one year is enough to power about 5000 homes.
36,000 trees will also be planted to create a 10m wide x 470 metre long green buffer area along the site’s frontage.
We talk to Sunshine Coast Council Mayor, Mark Jamieson, and Director of Economic Development & Major Projects, Greg Laverty.
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13 Mar 2017|Community Show|

The 2017 Community Energy Congress

This show was broadcast on Mon 6th March 2017
The focus of today’s show is the Coalition for Community Energy Congress 2017 – which happened on Feb 27 & 28. Guest interviews include: Professor Søren Hermansen, director of Samsø’s Energy Academy and Nicky Ison, director and founder of Community Power Agency.
And various participants from the congress including the Future Super #ReInvest event.
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06 Mar 2017|Community Show|

EON: Demergers and other lessons on a Brown to Green Transition

Beyond Zero’s Anthony Daniele speaks to Matt Grantham about the corporate finance ideas that are bringing about the brown to green transition in the energy utility market. Matt has researched a case study of the demerger of German utility E.ON.

Matt Grantham analyses parenting advantage, capital allocation and the corporate finance ideas that are accelerating the green transition to renewable energy, battery storage, emergence of new technology, distributed energy markets and the energy utility disruption.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 2 March 2017: Podcast

Beyond Zero Emissions talks to Matt Grantham.

BZE Interviewer: Anthony Daniele

Interview recorded on: 2 March 2017

From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

Further reading:

Renew Economy

GTM: Utilities Are Investing Heavily in Startups in Order to Disrupt Themselves

03 Mar 2017|Technology Show|

Sydney Peace Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture

This show was broadcast on Mon 27th Feb 2017
The 2016 Sydney Peace Foundation Prize was presented to Naomi Klein at Sydney Town Hall on Friday 11 November. This inspiring lecture and award ceremony featured an opening song by Missy Higgins, an introduction by Senator Patrick Dodson and the awarding of the Prize by Professor Gillian Triggs.
“The Jury commended Klein for proposing solutions that not only reduce emissions and end fossil fuel extraction, but also aim for social justice, economic fairness.”
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27 Feb 2017|Community Show|

Podcast: Social Justice Solar Panels

As a new social enterprise Allume Energy is helping renters, low income earners and those living in community housing to transition to solar.

In one of their first projects, as a trial, Allume Energy worked with the Aboriginal Land Council to bring solar to indigenous communities in NSW.

Today to help us understand what Allume Energy does, we have Cameron Knox, the CEO at Allume Energy.

 

BZE Technology Radio Show: 24 February 2017: Podcast

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We discussed:

  • A demonstration project providing solar power for an aboriginal community in Naramine NSW
  • Providing solar panels for low income renters in apartments
  • The householders got substantially lower electricity bills and there was no capital outlay for them.

Beyond Zero Emissions hosts: Michael, Kay, Natalie

This BZE Technology Radio Show was:

  • Recorded live on 24 February 2017, and
  • First broadcast from Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

 

Links

Allume Energy Website

Allume Energy email

ABC RN Podcast: Making solar power accessible to those who can’t afford it

University of Melbourne: Four Science students and alumni inducted into MAP16 Startup Accelerator

BZE Podcast: BZE speaks to Miriam and Rowan from Smart Blocks

24 Feb 2017|Technology Show|

Pumped hydro storage for 100% renewable grid: Prof Andrew Blakers

In this podcast, Prof Andrew Blakers talks about how pumped hydro energy storage can support a 100% renewable energy grid of wind and PV.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 17 Feb 2017: Podcast

Beyond Zero Emissions talks to Prof Andrew Blakers:

  • Foundation Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems at the Australian National University, which employs over 60 staff
  • Published approximately 200 papers and patents mainly in the areas of photovoltaic and solar energy system
  • Research interests include Solar energy, semiconductors, photovoltaics, silicon solar cells, urban concentrators, Energy policy & economics. Pumped hydro energy storage.

BZE Interviewers: Kay Wennagel, Michael Staindl, Natalie Bucknell

Interview broadcast on: 17 Feb 2017

From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

Further reading:

The Conversation: The government is right to fund energy storage: a 100% renewable grid is within reach

RenewEconomy: ANU to map pumped hydro storage potential to back wind and solar

ANU: Energy Storage

Commentary thanks to BZE volunteer Bev McIntyre:

An oversize farm dam on a steep hill can be a miniature hydro electric scheme!

Kay, Michael and Natalie interviewed Prof. Andrew Blakers from the Sustainable Energy Systems at ANU to speak about Pump Hydro Energy Storage (PHES)

Andrew described pump hydro as a relatively simple mechanism –  basically only needing a large dam, a steep hill and a connecting pipe. The same water gets pumped from the base of the hill to the upper reservoir where it remains until required for the production of energy on its return. The steeper the hill the more effective, as this would produce more force and require a shorter length of pipe. It can be set up relatively easily –  “off the shelf” as Andrew describes it.

There are many systems in the world, some connected to rivers, but there are thousands of available sites off-rivers – including many opportunities in South Australia (S.A.).  There are three already in use in Australia – two on rivers, one at Kangaroo Valley.

S.A. already has nearly 50% renewables, mainly wind, and there is a need for both a storage facility and an upgrade of the inter-connectors to the NEM.

Andrew and his team will be releasing a paper about pumped hydro storage for a 100% renewable energy grid in March 2017.

23 Feb 2017|Technology Show|

Communities taking renewable power into their own hands: Nicky Ison

BZE speaks to Nicky Ison, Director and founder of the Community Power Agency. Nicky is Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology, Sydney.  Through ISF, Nicky was the lead author of the ARENA funded National Community Energy Strategy and lead organiser of the upcoming Community Energy Congress.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 10 Feb 2017: Podcast

BZE Interviewers: Kay Wennagel, Michael Staindl, Natalie Bucknell

Interview broadcast on: 10 Feb 2017

From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

20 Feb 2017|Technology Show|

Support, Healing, and Activism

This show was broadcast on Mon 20th Feb 2017

We talk to Katerina Gaita (CEO of Climate for Change), who hopes they will have talked to 500,000 Australians by next year and has had interest in the model of community building from Singapore and Canada.

Carol Ride is a Psychologist (Psychology for a Safe Climate) who is fortifying those who are already active but weighed down by the frustration and heaviness of knowing how fast we are moving towards irreversible tipping points.
Scott Lewington is a musician from The Same Boat. Their show Adios Adani! (A musical protest and fundraiser) will give the proceeds to the Wangan & Jagalingou people whose land is where Adani wants to mine. 
They have taken them to court and need our support.
Main Image: Canadian Tar Sands Healing Walk – Aboriginal elders lead procession under a banner reading “Stop the Destruction Start the Healing”. Along the way they stopped to pray for the land’s healing with offerings of tobacco, water and song. (image credit: Laura Whitney)
 
 
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Coal Citizens or Solar Citizens?

This show was broadcast on Mon 13th Feb 2017

Our guests are Economist Dr Rod Campbell, Research Director of The Australia Institute. Solar Citizens National Director Claire O’Rourke, and Peter Yacono, Director of the new documentary “Our Power” about the Latrobe Valley, it’s people, and the Hazelwood power station.

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13 Feb 2017|Community Show|

Computational Design for sustainability: Dr. M. Hank Haeusler

BZE speaks to Dr. M. Hank Haeusler, Discipline Director of Computational Design at Australian School of Architecture + Design at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney. The Computational Design degree is the first of its kind in Australia. Hank is also a senior lecturer with experience throughout Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.

 

11 Feb 2017|Technology Show|

BZE EV Report (Canberra Launch)

This show was broadcast on Mon 6th Feb 2017.

Thank you very much to Canberra’s 2XX team and Clayton McDonald for the recording and airing at Behind The Lines.

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07 Feb 2017|Community Show|

Community-owned renewable energy retailer Enova Energy: Alison Crook AO

In this podcast, Beyond Zero speaks to Alison Crook AO, the chair of Australia’s first community-owned renewable energy retailer and social enteprise Enova Energy, based in the Northern Rivers region in NSW.

Enova is breaking exciting new ground as a notable pioneer in the rapidly growing community renewable energy field. Enova is transforming community energy models.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 3 Feb 2017: Podcast

Beyond Zero Emissions talks to Alison Crook AO:

Alison Crook AO speaks about her beautiful Norther Rivers, where her family has a long history in the region. Northern Rivers extends along the Eastern seaboard from Coffs Harbour to the Queensland border and the Enova’s Community Energy group arose out of the justifiable frustration at the disinterest and lack of will demonstrated by State and Federal governments in renewable generation. And the local threat of the development of CSG in the area was the final straw.

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03 Feb 2017|Technology Show|

Uniti electric city car reinventing the automobile: Lewis Horne

Beyond Zero speaks to Australian Lewis Horne, CEO of Swedish startup Uniti. Uniti EV is an electric city car that aims for holistic sustainability, a futuristic user experience and open source development, based in Sweden.

02 Feb 2017|Technology Show|