Publications Overview 2017-08-17T13:35:02+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.

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Full List of our Publications.


Rethinking Cement (2017)

Rethinking Cement is a research report presenting a pathway to zero carbon cement. It is the first part of Beyond Zero Emissions’ Zero Carbon Industry Plan. Rethinking Cement focuses on cement production, the single biggest industrial producer of emissions. Cement production causes 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 [...]

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

Zero Carbon Communities Guide (2017)

We have developed a guide for communities who want rapid  progress towards zero emissions in their local community: the Zero Carbon Communities Guide. 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 [...]

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

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

Renewable Energy Superpower Report (2015)

Australia can become a renewable energy superpower. Here's a well-grounded vision for a prosperous Australia. Get a copy. We have the advantages of: enormous amounts of high-quality solar and wind resources, a widespread electricity distribution grid, a skilled workforce and industry sector, capable research organisations: universities and the CSIRO, proximity to large and growing Asian markets a secure, stable society, abundant mineral resources. To grasp this prosperous future, we urgently [...]

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

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|0 Comments

Carbon Crisis Report (2015)

"Carbon Crisis Report: 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 for [...]

By | 05 May 2015|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 key importers of Australia’s coal and gas are part of this shift.  Our 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 [...]

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

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

Land Use : Agriculture and Forestry (2014)

The Zero Carbon Australia Land Use report (2014) outlines research showing how 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 [...]

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

Repowering Port Augusta (2012)

Port Augusta is a town at a crossroads. Two coal-fired power stations have closed, and people are deciding how to replace them:  with Australia's first "solar thermal plants" or a "combined cycle fossil gas plant". The Repower Port Augusta Alliance has developed a solid proposal to replace the coal plants with 6 solar thermal plants and 95 wind turbines. Get a Copy. Repowering Port Augusta using solar thermal and wind will: create [...]

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

Stationary Energy Plan (2010)

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 shows that this is technically feasible and affordable, will improve grid reliability and can be [...]

By | 01 Jun 2010|Categories: Publication Overview, Stationary Plan|0 Comments

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