Publications Overview 2018-05-04T13:32:02+00:00

Our Key Publications by Date.

These publications describe how Australia can move to zero emissions within ten years. Our research shows that this is achievable and affordable.

The publications each with a brief introduction.

Stationary Energy Plan (2010)

This is a detailed and practical roadmap for providing 100% of Australia's electricity from renewables.  The plan uses 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 shows that this is technically feasible and affordable, will [...]

By | 01 Jun 2010|Categories: Publication Overview, Stationary Plan|1 Comment

Repowering Port Augusta (2012)

"Repowering Port Augusta" is a 2012 blueprint for replacing two coal power stations with renewable energy.  It  describes how South Australia could become a world leader in renewables and solar power generation with storage - and it has had success. http://bze.org.au/bze-role-in-port-augusta-solar-thermal-plant/   Get the Repowering Port Augusta report Free download Buy a hard copy from the BZE Website Shop

By | 01 Apr 2012|Categories: Pt Augusta Plan, Publication Overview|Comments Off on Repowering Port Augusta (2012)

Laggard to Leader Report (2012)

Are you sick of hearing: Australia is only a small part of the climate problem! We shouldn’t act before the rest of the world! Our actions won’t make a difference, anyway! The Laggard to Leader report challenges these excuses: It exposes the true extent of Australia’s contribution to the climate problem and demonstrates our extraordinary potential to forge solutions at home and abroad. Australia can influence the future direction of [...]

By | 01 Jul 2012|Categories: Energy Sector, Publication Overview|Comments Off on Laggard to Leader Report (2012)

Harms of Coal Mining (2012)

There is clear evidence from the international health literature that living near coal mines or coal power stations causes serious harm to people's health. Burning coal is also the single largest cause of global warming, which the world’s leading medical journal, The Lancet, has described as “the biggest health threat of the 21st century”. The Health and Social Harms of Mining in Local Communities: Spotlight on the Hunter Region Report. [...]

By | 01 Oct 2012|Categories: Energy Sector, Publication Overview|Comments Off on Harms of Coal Mining (2012)

Buildings Plan (2013)

There are no technical barriers to achieving zero emissions from Australia's buildings within a decade. The Buildings Plan proposes: energy efficiency retrofits of existing buildings, renewable energy generation in many buildings, and replacing gas appliances with electric appliances to end the use of gas (see our fact sheet) (Beyond Zero Emissions Report: 2013) Get a copy. The BZE Buildings Plan: Australia can transform its building stock to reduce energy bills, [...]

By | 01 Aug 2013|Categories: Buildings Plan, Publication Overview|Comments Off on Buildings Plan (2013)

High Speed Rail Report (2014)

Australia could have a high speed rail from Melbourne to Brisbane within a decade, with 60% of Australians living within 50km of a station: 21 stations linking 18 cities and towns, including Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney & Brisbane, 1,799 km of rail, 81 km of tunnels, and 98 km of elevated sections. (Beyond Zero Emissions: 2014) Get a free copy. The high-speed rail could be running within 10 years and become [...]

By | 01 Apr 2014|Categories: Publication Overview, Rail Plan|Comments Off on High Speed Rail Report (2014)

Land Use : Agriculture and Forestry (2014)

This report outlines research showing how Australian greenhouse gas emissions from land use - agriculture and forestry - can be reduced to zero net emissions within 10 years. Get a free copy. This result is within Australia's capacity in spite of the finding that our agriculture and land use sector is the biggest emitting sector in Australia. This finding is partly explained by the fact that a number of agricultural industries are among [...]

By | 01 Oct 2014|Categories: Land Use Paper, Publication Overview|Comments Off on Land Use : Agriculture and Forestry (2014)

Carbon Capture & Storage (2014)

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) or “Clean Coal” has been promised for many years, the favoured option of fossil fuel companies.  They have used the promise of CCS to: delay the development of renewable energy, offer hope to the coal industry, and delay action on climate change. Industry claims that CCS is the cheapest way to reduce emissions. This ignores the fact that renewable energy is already cost-competitive, in some [...]

By | 01 Oct 2014|Categories: Energy Sector, Publication Overview|0 Comments

Fossil Economy Report (2014)

A Fossil Economy in a Changing World: The world is shifting away from fossil fuels - and this includes key importers of Australia’s coal and gas.  Australian government policies ignore this, leaving us dependent on continued fossil fuel exports, at risk of: stranded investments, dropping export revenue, and a growing current account deficit. (Beyond Zero Emissions Report: 2014) The Fossil Economy report investigates the expected revenue from Australia’s emissions-intensive exports, [...]

By | 01 May 2015|Categories: Energy Sector, Publication Overview|0 Comments

Carbon Crisis Report (2015)

"Carbon Crisis Report: The Systemic Risk of Carbon Emission Liabilities." Australia has a 50% chance of systemic economic crisis, caused by ignoring the global shift to clean energy. Get a free copy. Australia’s industry and exports are emissions-intensive. This intensity is a growing economic liability, as the international community strengthens its efforts to limit climate change. Without changing the Australian investment focus towards cleaner energy, the country is on course [...]

By | 05 May 2015|Categories: Energy Sector, Publication Overview|0 Comments

The Energy Freedom Home (2015)

A practical guidebook for renovators & builders. Be comfortable, healthy and independent in an efficient home powered by renewable energy. You could wipe out your home energy bills, saving perhaps $2400 every year. That's "energy freedom" in your home! This guidebook is a great resource for people looking to renovate their homes.  The information is: Detailed, yet easy to comprehend, Up-to-date (released August 2015), A solid basis for a well-informed [...]

By | 15 Aug 2015|Categories: Featured, Homes Guide, Publication Overview|1 Comment

Renewable Energy Superpower Report (2015)

Australia can become a renewable energy superpower. A realistic vision for a prosperous Australia. We have the advantages of: abundant quality solar and wind resources, a widespread electric grid, a skilled workforce and industry sector, capable research organisations, closeness to growing Asian markets, a secure stable society, and abundant mineral resources. To grasp this prosperous future, we urgently need to move to renewables, acting on this report and the other [...]

By | 01 Oct 2015|Categories: Publication Overview, Superpower Plan|Comments Off on Renewable Energy Superpower Report (2015)

Electric Vehicles Report (2016)

Australia can move to electric vehicles, powered entirely by renewable electricity, in a decade. It is feasible and affordable, providing environmental, health and economic benefits. (Beyond Zero Emissions Report: August 2016) Get a free Copy . Report Findings: A shift to 100 per cent electric vehicles would eliminate at least six per cent of Australia’s greenhouse emissions. At present, approximately six per cent of Australia’s greenhouse emissions are attributed to [...]

By | 16 Aug 2016|Categories: Publication Overview, Vehicles Plan|0 Comments

Zero Carbon Communities Guide (2017)

Here is a guide for communities who want rapid  progress towards zero emissions in their local community. It is based on our experience: working with several communities and our extensive Zero Carbon Australia research. Our vision is a rapidly growing network of communities across Australia, working together to achieve zero carbon status. Get a free copy. Steps to a Zero Carbon Community The steps that your community can take towards [...]

By | 14 Jul 2017|Categories: Community Guide, Featured, Publication Overview|Comments Off on Zero Carbon Communities Guide (2017)

Rethinking Cement (2017)

Rethinking Cement is a research report presenting a pathway to zero carbon cement in Australia. Cement production is the biggest industrial producer of emissions, causing 8% of global carbon emissions – more than the global car fleet. The first stage of cement making is to transform limestone (calcium carbonate - CaCO3) into lime (CaO), thus releasing carbon dioxide (CO2) as a waste product. Over half of cement-related emissions are due [...]

By | 18 Aug 2017|Categories: Cement Plan, Featured, Publication Overview|Comments Off on Rethinking Cement (2017)

Australian Local Government Climate Review (2018)

This review provides a comprehensive assessment of the actions Australian councils and communities are taking to tackle climate change, along with the barriers and challenges they face. The nationwide review found many local councils have corporate and community targets as well as strategies to reduce emissions. Download the review. Key findings: Reducing corporate emissions: Council actions to reduce emissions from council operations.  Reducing community emissions Council actions to reduce emissions [...]

By | 30 Apr 2018|Categories: Community Project, Publication Overview|Comments Off on Australian Local Government Climate Review (2018)