The Zero Carbon Australia Plan

The Zero Carbon Australia Plan is a series of research publications by Beyond Zero Emissions.

This plan shows in detail how every sector of the Australian economy can move to zero emissions within 10 years using off-the-shelf, cost-effective technologies.

The Zero Carbon Australia Plan comprises:

  • The Stationary Energy Plan (2010),
  • The Buildings Plan (2013),
  • The Transport Plan
    • The High-Speed Rail report (2014),
    • The Electric Vehicles report (2016),
  • The Land Use: Agriculture and Forestry Discussion Paper (2014);
  • The Renewable Energy Superpower Report  (2015);
  • The Industry Plan,
    • Rethinking Cement (August 2017)
    • Renewable Heat (expected 2018)
    • Zero Carbon Steel (expected 2018).

Over 10 years, BZE has collaborated with institutions and private philanthropic foundations to create the acclaimed Zero Carbon Australia Plan.

Now, BZE is partnering with leading local governments, businesses, states and territories to inform the implementation and policy required by communities to run cost-effective rapid zero emissions strategies.

Complete list of BZE reports here

Renewable Energy Superpower Plan

Stationary Energy Plan

Buildings Plan

High Speed Rail Plan

Land Use Plan

Electric Vehicles Report


Zero Carbon Communities

Since 2015, BZE has partnered with the Byron Shire Council and its community to create, and begin to implement, a blueprint for a 10 year transition based on the Zero Carbon Australia plans.

Zero Carbon Communities


 Zero Carbon Australia Guiding Principles

We can:

  • Provide Australia’s entire energy from renewable sources at the end of the transition period,
  • Employ only proven and scaleable technology which is already commercially available,
  • Maintain or enhance the security and reliability of Australia’s energy supply,
  • Maintain or enhance food and water security,
  • Maintain or enhance the high standard of living currently enjoyed by Australians,
  • Maintain or enhance social equity, and
  • Maintain other environmental indices.


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