Beyond Zero Emissions has nearly completed detailed and costed plans for Australia to transition to a completely decarbonised economy within a decade. The completed Zero Carbon Australia Project will consist of:

  • A transition plan for each sector of the Australian economy. In 2016 we are doing research for the last of these plans.
  • Policy Briefs to guide the government implementation of the plans
  • A technical and project management blueprint and multimedia resources for implementation by communities at local government level. This is the Zero Carbon Communities project that is underway in 2016.
  • The Zero Carbon Australia book – bringing together the entire Beyond Zero technical and economic vision in a single easy-read publication (publishing in late 2016)

BZE has collaborated with distinguished institutions to prepare our widely acclaimed “Zero Carbon Australia” plans :

Renewable Energy Superpower Plan

This is a compelling vision for a prosperous Australia.

The other Zero Carbon Australia plans detail how progress can be made towards this vision in each sector of the Australian economy.

Stationary Energy Plan

Buildings Plan

High Speed Rail Plan

Land Use Plan

Electric Vehicles Report


Industrial Processes Plan

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


These plans will form a complete blueprint for each sector of the Australian economy – Australia could become a thriving zero emissions economy.

The Project’s Guiding Principles

  • Australia’s energy is provided entirely from renewable sources at the end of the transition period.
  • All technological solutions employed are from proven and scaleable technology which is commercially available.
  • The security and reliability of Australia’s energy supply is maintained or enhanced by the transition.
  • Food and water security are maintained or enhanced by the transition.
  • The high standard of living currently enjoyed by Australians is maintained or enhanced by the transition.
  • Social equity is maintained or enhanced by the transition.
  • Other environmental indices are maintained


Similar Plans Overseas 

Mark Z Jacobson: Scientific American Repowering a green planet

Zero Carbon Britain