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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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 [...]

27 Mar 2017|Technology 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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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" [...]

14 Mar 2017|BZE Radio, Community Show, Technology 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 [...]

03 Mar 2017|Technology Show|

Renewable energy distribution across the NEM

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Jay Rutovitz. Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). The BZE radio team caught up with Jay when she visited Melbourne to present a session at the recent Community Energy Congress called Maximising value – solar, storage [...]

24 Feb 2017|Technology 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

20 Feb 2017|Technology 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, [...]

11 Feb 2017|Technology Show|

Podcast: Clean Energy Future: Alan Pears

Alan Pears AM, is arguably Australia’s best-regarded sustainability and energy efficiency expert. In this podcast, Alan talks about renewable energy, government policy and what he calls our 'competitive democracy'. "The problems are our leadership, short-sightedness, the misguided fear we will be worse off in a clean energy future, and lack [...]

20 Jan 2017|Technology Show|

US climate and energy policy with Dr Sara Bice

Listen to BZE podcast on the recent US presidential vote for Donald Trump and its implications for climate and energy policy. BZE Technology Radio Show: 12 Dec 2016: Podcast Dr Sara Bice addressed an Executive Roundtable (before the 20 January inauguration) about what a Trump presidency could mean [...]

20 Dec 2016|Technology Show|

Methane emissions from gas developments under reported: Dimitri Lafleur

Dimitri Lafleur talks about a new report by the Melbourne Energy Institute which found that unmeasured methane leakage and fugitive emissions from unconventional gasfields could cause Australia to fail its Paris climate commitments. In this podcast, Dimitri Lafleur speaks about methane leakage rates in US unconventional gas fields which are 10-25 [...]

16 Dec 2016|Technology Show|

Prof James Meadowcroft

BZE speaks to Prof James Meadowcroft about how governments are adjusting their practices and policies to cope with climate change, the environment and sustainable development.  James Meadowcroft holds a Canada Research Chair in Governance for Sustainable Development. He is a Professor in both the Department of Political Science and the School of [...]

07 Dec 2016|Technology Show|

Green energy with Energy Tailors

BZE speaks to Dom Mendonca and Dominic Eales from Melbourne start-up Energy Tailors, an independent service that alerts you with the cheapest and greenest energy options. In this podcast, Energy Tailors introduces: Which energy plans are green – and how green they are Information about which retailers are performing better [...]

02 Dec 2016|Technology Show|

Energy-efficient electric heat-pump hot water

Eliminate gas from your Energy Freedom home and choose energy efficient electric heat pumps BZE radio talks to Mark Padwick: Mark Padwick, Sanden Australia Managing Director, explains how the electric heat pump systems works to heat hot water. The Sanden Eco Hot Water Heat Pump is an energy efficient replacement for [...]

29 Nov 2016|Technology Show|