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Monday 24th April 2017

This show was broadcast on Monday 24th  April 2017

Dan Spencer interview:

 

John Lloyd interview:

 

Daryl Brooke interview

 

Malcolm McKelvie interview

 

Imogen Jubb interview

 

Tiffany Harrison interview

24 Apr 2017|Community Show, Uncategorized|

BZE Zero Carbon Industry – Zero Carbon Cement and more

This show was broadcast on Monday 17th  April 2017 

The Zero Carbon Australia Industry Plan is shaping up nicely. The Zero Carbon Industry and Cement research will be presented at Australian Manufacturing Week and at the Ecocity World Summit. zero carbon cement and industry

Listen in to hear BZE’s research director Michael Lord talk about zero carbon cement, renewable heat, zero carbon steel and how the circular economy can apply to Australia’s industry sectors.

Our interviewer is Erin Jones, a co-producer on the BZE Radio Community team.

Read more about the Zero Carbon Australia Industry Plan here. Watch a presentation here (November 2016).

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17 Apr 2017|Community Show|

Mark Diesendorf on South Australia and 100% renewables

This show was broadcast on Monday 3rd  April 2017

Mark Diesendorf is the Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, at UNSW and author of How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewable power in  The Conversation

Here he speaks about big picture demand-side efficiency, why it matters to renewables, how to get to 100% renewables across Australia and what really happened in the September South Australia Black System.

12 Apr 2017|Community Show, Podcasts|

Colin Seis

This show was broadcast on Monday 3rd April 2017
Colin Seis and his son Nicholas own and run the 2000-acre property “Winona” which is situated north of Gulgong on the central slopes of NSW.
Here Colin is speaking three years on from the time of his project with the BZE land-use project, where his innovative ‘pasture cropping’ and carbon farming techniques and results featured as a world-leading case study.
You can hear Colin speak to BZE’s Viv Langford in a 2014 interview that took place on-site at Gulgong here.
Colin was a formal contributor to the Beyond Zero Emissions 2014 Land Use: Agriculture and Forestry Discussion Paper,  part of the Zero Carbon Australia project.
12 Apr 2017|Community Show, Uncategorized|

GreenSync launch deX renewable energy digital marketplace

In this podcast, Beyond Zero’s Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Bruce Thompson, GM Strategic Projects at Melbourne-based energy startup GreenSync, about the recent launch of “deX”.

“The ARENA funded Decentralised Energy Exchange — or “deX” for short — creates an open marketplace for the value of energy generated by solar panels and stored in battery packs to be traded between consumers, businesses, communities and network utilities.. [Photo supplied by GreenSync]

Bruce Thompson is a recognised leader in the sustainable energy sector bringing together unique skills and experience to build practical responses to climate change. In the past Bruce has initiated partnership projects such as the Moreland Solar City Project and EcoSmart Electricians, a national training program for electricians

BZE Technology Radio Show: 4 April 2017: Podcast

Beyond Zero Emissions talks to Bruce Thompson.

BZE Interviewers: Anthony Daniele, Matt Grantham

Interview recorded on: 4 April 2017

From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

Further reading:

GreenSync launch deX: a new renewable energy digital marketplace that will transform Australia’s energy industry

Renew Economy

04 Apr 2017|Technology Show|

Climate Solutions Are In Our Lands – Colin Seis and Mark Diesendorf

This show was broadcast on Monday 3rd  April 2017

Joining the show was:
Colin Seis and his son Nicholas own and run the 2000-acre property “Winona” which is situated north of Gulgong on the central slopes of NSW.
You can hear Colin speak to BZE’s Viv Langford in a 2014 interview that took place on-site at Gulgong here
Click to LISTEN to the April 3 2017 Colin Seis interview.
Mark Diesendorf is the Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, at UNSW and author of How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewable power in The ConversationHere he speaks about big picture demand-side efficiency, why it matters to renewables, and what really happened in the September SA Black System.
Click to LISTEN to the March 2017 Mark Diesendorf interview.

 

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03 Apr 2017|Community Show|

Greensmith software optimising energy storage for grid reliability – John Jung and David Miller

In this podcast, Beyond Zero’s Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Greensmith Energy Management Systems‘ John Jung and David Miller, on their recent visit to Australia.

They are partnering with local South Australian renewable energy and battery company ZEN Energy to offer utility-scale battery solutions. Greensmith’s software offers multiple value streams to control battery energy including frequency response, peak shifting and arbitrage.

The advantage of battery energy storage, over other forms of dispatchable energy such as hydro or gas peaking plants, is that a battery bank has the power capacity which can respond in under 40 milli-seconds (ms) to enhance grid reliability.

“Energy storage is economically viable today… rule changes (will) enhance and incentivise asset investment into energy storage” says John Jung, Greensmith’s Founder and CEO. [Photo supplied by ZEN Energy]

BZE Technology Radio Show: 29 March 2017: Podcast

Beyond Zero Emissions talks to John Jung and David Miller.

BZE Interviewers: Anthony Daniele, Matt Grantham

Interview recorded on: 29 March 2017

From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

Further reading:

ZEN Energy’s Local-Global Partnership for Big Battery Project Delivery

Renew Economy

31 Mar 2017|Technology Show|

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

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

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.

MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm

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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|

100% renewable energy for South Australia

In this podcast, Associate Professor Mark Diesendorf talks about renewable energy, energy storage, government policy and how we can easilty achieve 100% renewable energy for Australia.

“SA could transform its grid to one that is renewable, reliable and affordable – in the process showing other states how it can be done” says Dr Mark Diesendorf.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 14 March 2017: Podcast

Beyond Zero Emissions talks to Dr Mark Diesendorf:

  • Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) teaches, researches and consults in the interdisciplinary fields of sustainable energy, energy policy and economics.
  • He is author of the book, Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change.

BZE Interviewers: Vivien Langford

Interview recorded: March 2017

From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

Further reading:

The Conversation: How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewable power

AEMO’s FINAL REPORT INTO THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE-WIDE POWER OUTAGE  Report pdf  Video of Release of the AEMO report – Dr Anthony Marxsen & Panel discussion

14 Mar 2017|BZE Radio, Community Show, 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.
MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm
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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.
MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm
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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.”
MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm
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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|