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

NewsCorp Campaign: A Blueprint to Green

Daily Telegraph - October 10, 2021

CEO Heidi Lee and board member Cristina Talacko feature in this campaign for The Daily Telegraph’s ‘Mission Zero’ series

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Opinion: Beyond Zero Emissions Queensland project manager Dr Heidi Edmonds on Gladstone hydrogen

The Gladstone Observer - October 13, 2021

A Gladstone Renewable Energy Industrial Precinct could attract $8 billion in investment and create 11,000 new jobs, writes our own Dr Heidi Edmonds.

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Glasgow Summit: Winds of change blow hope into industrial towns and net zero deal

Sydney Morning Herald - October 4, 2021

Offshore wind power proponents say the industry could be the key to unlocking a deal with Nationals MPs over a net zero emissions target.

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New South Wales to have ‘more clean jobs this decade’ following ‘serious near-term target’

Sky News Australia - September 29, 2021

Beyond Zero Emissions’ CEO Heidi Lee appears on Sky News to discuss the Export Powerhouse report.

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Tackling Transitions: The Hunter region

ABC Radio National - September 18, 2021

Beyond Zero Emissions’ Sam Mella appears on ABC Radio National to discuss the future of industry in the Hunter region.

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Second wind for regional towns if offshore turbines get green light

The Sydney Morning Herald - September 2, 2021

Australia is set to open its doors to global investment in offshore wind farms, with thousands of jobs expected to flow into industrial towns. The wind farms would most likely be located offshore from areas such as Gladstone in Queensland, Newcastle and Wollongong in NSW.

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Australian Financial Review - August 30, 2021
The Guardian - August 14, 2021

Big business powering renewables shift (print edition only)

Newcastle Herald - August 12, 2021

Renewable Energy Industrial Precinct in Gladstone could add $2 billion to economy, 11,000 jobs by 2032

Gladstone Observer - August 11, 2021

Key figures from all three levels of government and from industry have expressed support for a Renewable Energy Industrial Precinct in Gladstone, Queensland.

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How Hunter Renewable Energy Industrial Precincts can turn carbon border tax from crisis to opportunity

Newcastle Herald - July 29, 2021

Beyond Zero Emissions’ Sam Mella writes on the major economic opportunities a Renewable Energy Industrial Precinct would bring to the Hunter, confirmed in recent modelling by leading analysis firm ACIL Allen.

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'Enormous potential' for mining towns to transition to green jobs in the next ten years

Sky News Australia - July 21, 2021

Beyond Zero Emissions CEO Heidi Lee appeared on Sky News Australia to discuss how Renewable Energy Industrial Precincts will retain jobs, attract investment, and position Australia to succeed in a low carbon world.

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Green jobs 'boom' for mining regions

The Australian - July 21, 2021

Renewable Energy Industrial Precincts in Gladstone and the Hunter could add $13bn to the nation’s economy and create 45,000 jobs, according to a recent economic analysis commissioned by Beyond Zero Emissions.

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Sydney Morning Herald - June 2, 2021
Chemical & Engineering News - June 13, 2021
HRD Magazine - June 21, 2021

“One hell of a blast”: How the Latrobe Valley is wrestling with transition

Renew Economy - May 26, 2021

Tom Quinn, BZE’s Head of Policy and Research, says Latrobe’s three main advantages are excellent energy infrastructure, a highly skilled energy workforce and good access to Melbourne. But it needs a plan.

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$2 billion Hunter Hydrogen Network has wide support from industry groups and investors

Newcastle Herald - May 18, 2021

Key Hunter industry groups have joined AGL to support a proposal to transform the Hunter Region into a $2 billion ‘hydrogen valley’.

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NSW energy: Beyond Zero Emissions says trading partners sending Newcastle and the Hunter a clear message

Newcastle Herald — May 13, 2021

The Hunter has a long and proud history of being plugged into global markets. In fact, Australia’s first export commodity left from the Port of Newcastle as a shipment of coal bound for India in 1799. Now the message from our trading partners is loud and clear.

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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

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

ABC News - February 2, 2021

Our Hunter engagement lead Sam Mella on electrifying industry to keep the powerhouse region strong for future generations.

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

Newcastle Herald — November 17, 2020

If you didn’t know it already, there’s no better place to be than the Hunter after Energy Minister Matt Kean announced plans to turn NSW into a renewable energy superpower.

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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.

Hunter can lead a renewable revolution

Newcastle Herald — October 2, 2020

This week Beyond Zero Emissions briefed more than 70 investors representing an estimated $150 billion in private capital who are looking for projects in regional Australia – including the Hunter – to invest in.

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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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