BZE Radio Technology Show Podcasts 2017-05-07T21:18:04+00:00

BZE RADIO Technology Show PODCASTS

BZE Radio’s Technology Show focuses on the science and technology that can reduce the impacts of climate change – climate solutions. It is produced by Beyond Zero Emissions and broadcast on Fridays: 8:30 – 9:00 am from 3CR Community Radio in Melbourne and aired on other stations around Australia.

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Energy savers using voltage regulation & power factor correction

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio's Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Richard McIndoe, former CEO of Energy Australia, about his Melbourne-based startup Edge Electrons. The company provides voltage regulation and power factor correction technologies which could save 10% off a typical energy bill. He also talks about how Edge [...]

21 Jul 2017|Technology Show|

Dr Melissa Hart: Urban climate & impacts on cities

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Dr Melissa Hart, Graduate Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science at UNSW, about her research into urban climate, climate on cities, and the meteorological controls on air pollution. Melissa is a strong advocate for gender equity in [...]

07 Jul 2017|Technology Show|

Wind-diesel hybrids halving emissions for off-grid power

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio's Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Thomas Qvist Vestesen, CEO of Danvest Group from Denmark. The Danish company is bringing their wind-diesel and solar-diesel technology into Australia, for powering off-grid, rural and remote locations. Compared to conventional diesel generators the reduction in fuel consumption, [...]

07 Jul 2017|Technology Show|

Stucco student cooperative: Australia’s first community-controlled solar & battery installation for apartments

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talks to Sarah King & Dr Bjorn Sturmberg from Stucco cooperative, the first multi-unit residence to achieve a unified solar panel and battery network in Australia. In Newtown, Stucco began as a co-op for low-income students of Sydney University. In 2015, the City of Sydney Council awarded [...]

30 Jun 2017|Technology Show|

GreenPower puts over $1 billion into Australia’s renewable energy industry

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Tim Stock, Manager of Sustainable Energy Programs – Division of Energy, Water, Regulation and Portfolio Strategy, at GreenPower. GreenPower is the only voluntary government accredited program that enables your electricity provider to purchase renewable energy on your household's or business' behalf. "Since 1997, [...]

24 Jun 2017|Technology Show|

The future beyond coal – the need for empowerment and optimism

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Dr Amanda Cahill, founder and director of the Centre for Social Change, who has a PhD in Human Geography and has worked with communities in Brazil, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and indigenous Australia. She was also a former Board member of BZE. [...]

23 Jun 2017|Technology Show|

Prof Paul Dastoor: Printed solar cells solving energy crisis

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio's Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Prof Paul Dastoor, Director of the Centre for Organic Electronics at the University of Newcastle, about the recent 100sqm installation of printed solar cells, manufactured at his research centre. Printed solar has applications as diverse as the [...]

21 Jun 2017|Technology Show|

Drawdown – The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talks to Katharine Wilkinson, D.Phil., Senior Writer at Project Drawdown, working to bring Drawdown to life and to the world and translating research into message. She brings with her an interdisciplinary background that cuts across sustainability, strategy, and thought leadership. Previously, Katharine was Director [...]

17 Jun 2017|Technology Show|

100% renewables with Totally Renewable Yackandandah

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Denis Ginnivan from Totally Renewable Yackandandah who are working with AusNet Services (electricity distributor) on a solar microgrid for their country Victorian town, Yackandandah. They also have a Perpetual Energy Fund for community renewables project. Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY) is a 100% volunteer [...]

27 May 2017|Technology Show|

Hydrogen as a renewable and clean mobility fuel source

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio's  talk to Martin Hablutzel, Head of Strategy at Siemens Australia, about the role of Hydrogen as a renewable and clean mobility fuel source and as a renewable export industry. "The electricity industry is going through major changes, with increasing penetration of renewable energy and [...]

25 May 2017|Technology Show|

A short-lived gas shortfall

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Tim Forcey and Dylan McConnell about their recently released report A short-lived gas shortfall: A review of AEMO's warning of gas-supply 'short falls'. The review found that although a “gas-price crisis” exists in eastern-Australia the size of AEMO’s forecast shortfall is very small, [...]

19 May 2017|Technology Show|

What’s it really like to drive an electric vehicle?

In this podcast, Beyond Zero Emissions Radio talks to Kay Wennagel and Michael Staindl, about owning an all-electric plug in car. BZE Interviewers: Natalie Bucknell, Laura Perri. Interview broadcast on: 12 May 2017. From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia. Further reading: Catch this and all our shows as a podcast - [...]

12 May 2017|Technology Show|

Queensland startup developing lithium-ion battery boosting nanotechnology

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talks to Stephanie Moroz, CEO of Nano-Nouvelle, a Queensland startup developing lithium-ion battery boosting nanotechnology for commercial production. Nano-Nouvelle, recent winner of a federal commercialisation grant, has proved that its pioneering processes are ready for plug-and-play production. Their designs using innovative nanotechnology materials that [...]

05 May 2017|Technology Show|

Newcastle software startup optimising solar and batteries

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio's Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Dr Andrew Mears founder of SwitchDin, a Newcastle-based software startup, which enables prosumers greater participation in the electricity market through connectivity of their of rooftop solar energy and battery storage systems. The SwitchDin solution optimises energy systems [...]

03 May 2017|Technology Show|

Carbon sequestration with Biochar from waste wood pyrolysis

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Dr Adrian Morphett, Principal Environmental Engineer at Earth Systems, about biochar. Biochar is a form of charcoal produced from sustainable sources which when applied to the soil, can last for thousands of years, acting as a stable carbon store capturing carbon from the [...]

28 Apr 2017|Technology Show|

Grattan Institute: Retail electricity market failing consumers

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to David Blowers, Energy Fellow at the Grattan Institute, about a recent report on electricity retailer competition failing to deliver lower prices for consumers. The report titled, Price shock: Is the retail electricity market failing consumers? says the government will need to step in and re-regulate [...]

07 Apr 2017|Technology Show|

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 [...]

04 Apr 2017|Technology 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 [...]

31 Mar 2017|Technology Show|

Next-generation Sodium-ion batteries use sea water: Dr Neeraj Sharma UNSW

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Dr Neeraj Sharma from UNSW about his research into next-generation Sodium-ion batteries, featuring affordability and reliability towards the 100% renewable energy transition. Dr Neeraj Sharma is Senior Lecturer & ARC DECRA Fellow, in the School of Chemistry at UNSW. "Dr Sharma is working on [...]

31 Mar 2017|Technology Show|