Beyond Zero Emissions in the media

Highlights from the media coverage of our work

For all media enquiries contact our Communications and Media Manager, Monica Tan

The big opportunity still left on the table for Australia

Sky News Australia — April 12, 2020

Beyond Zero Emissions CEO Heidi Lee appeared on Sky News Australia to discuss the economic opportunity of Australia’s renewable energy resources and ensuring the country sets itself up to be a winner in the global race to a low-emissions economy.

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Hunter Innovation Festival: ad series

Newcastle Herald — April

We ran a series of front-page ads in the main newspaper of the Hunter region, the Newcastle Herald, promoting the launch of our Renewable Energy Industrial Precinct project at the Hunter Innovation Festival. Our campaign also included editorial coverage of the event in the Newcastle Herald, print and digital ads in the Hunter Business Review, social media ads targeting the Hunter region and an interview with our Hunter Diversification Lead Sam Mella on the breakfast show of ABC Radio Newcastle.

ABC Radio National — March 3, 2021
AuManufacturing — March 16, 2021
Australian Financial Review — April 5, 2021

Coal-rich Hunter Valley ponders jobs future as Asian giants commit to net-zero carbon emissions

ABC News — February 2, 2021

“Our vision is that, by 2030, the Hunter is the electric motor of the Australian economy and possibly the global economy,” says Sam Mella, Hunter engagement lead for the think tank Beyond Zero Emissions.

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Hunter ready to be a power player in state's renewable power vision

Newcastle Herald — November 17, 2020

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Thank you NSW: ad series

Daily Telegraph — November

Along with over 30 other organisations, we ran a full-page ad to demonstrate support for the NSW Government’s Renewable Energy Plan and to thank the NSW Government, Opposition and crossbench for their commitment to making NSW a Renewable Energy Superpower. We also reran our Million Jobs ‘one in a million’ ads.

The announcement of Federal Budget marks the beginning of the process

Sky News Australia — October 8, 2020

In this interview with Eytan Lenko, Executive Chair of Beyond Zero Emissions, Eytan says the announcement of the Federal Budget marks the beginning of a process. He notes there is investment towards transmission and critical renewable energy development and money for modernising manufacturing.

Interview with Eytan Lenko, Chairperson, Beyond Zero Emissions

ABC Radio Darwin — November 9, 2020
The Saturday Paper — October 31, 2020

Hunter can lead a renewable revolution

Newcastle Herald — October 2, 2020

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Newcastle Herald — October 3, 2020
Newcastle Herald — October 15, 2020

'One Million Jobs' Plan before cabinet

Sky News Australia — September 21, 2020

The Morrison government is considering a $25bn private sector-led renewable energy plan aimed at creating a million jobs and boosting wages.

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Mike Cannon-Brookes wants to ‘educate’ energy Minister Angus Taylor on renewables at Bush Summit

Daily Telegraph — August 27, 2020

Australian software giant Atlassian’s co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes is a self-confessed “energy nerd” who is putting his money where his mouth is in backing renewable power.

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One in a Million: ad series

Daily Telegraph — August

This ad series profiled workers of the zero-emissions economy (for example, “Kara works as an electrician in Newcastle at Moly-Cop making steel with clean energy in her local community”). Along with editorial coverage, this week-long campaign reached 4 million Daily Telegraph readers during the paper’s annual Bush Summit.

British 'green homes grant' spurs call for Australian copycat policy

Australian Financial Review — August 6, 2020

The British government has launched a £2 billion ($3.65 billion) grant scheme to allow home owners and landlords to retrofit their houses for greater energy efficiency, prompting calls for a similar scheme in Australia.

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Atlassian's Mike Cannon-Brookes says clean energy 'best opportunity' for COVID-19 rebound

ABC, The Business — July 8, 2020

Tech billionaire and climate warrior Mike Cannon-Brookes says there has never been a more compelling time for Australia to adopt clean energy and he believes Canberra is starting to listen.

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How Hunter workers can reap benefits of zero-emissions jobs strategy

Newcastle Herald — July 7, 2020

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Plan to boost clean energy employment

Sky News Australia — June 29, 2020

Beyond Zero Emissions’ Chairman Eytan Lenko describes the competitive advantage that solar energy could provide to Australian manufacturing, as laid out in the think tank’s Million Jobs Plan.

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Former Macquarie chief backs clean energy investment in ABC interview

ABC's The Business — June 29 2020

Former Macquarie chairman Kevin McCann discusses the proposals put forth in Beyond Zero Emissions’ Million jobs Plan in an interview with ABC’s The Business. McCann praised the broad scope of the plan, highlighting electric vehicles and renewable energy as the most promising projects.

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Clean energy ‘could create million jobs’

The Australian — June 29, 2020

Australia could create a million new jobs through backing renewable energy with new transmission lines and the creation of a new manufacturing industry, according to a report to be released on Monday by Beyond Zero Emissions.

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