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.
- No need for coal, but 100pc renewables ‘too expensive’: Grattan
AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW — APRIL 11, 2021
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.
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.
The Age — November 28, 2020
The Guardian — November 18, 2020
ABC News — November 18, 2020
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
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.
'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.
- Coronavirus: Private energy plan vows to power up jobs and growth
THE AUSTRALIAN — SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
Australian Financial Review — September 17, 2020
The Monthly — September 17, 2020
The Conversation — September 23, 2020
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.
- Why Oven Mountain could be a solution to energy and job woes
DAILY TELEGRAPH — AUGUST 31, 2020
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.
- This builder used to be sceptical about green homes. Now he’s a convert
THE GUARDIAN — JULY 23, 2020
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.
How Hunter workers can reap benefits of zero-emissions jobs strategy
Newcastle Herald — July 7, 2020
We are in one of the most challenging periods in Australia’s history, facing a future of high unemployment and economic uncertainty. But what if we had a clear plan for how Australia can come out of this crisis with 1.8 million new jobs across the nation, and more than 50,000 jobs in the Hunter Region alone over the next five years?
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.
- Low carbon technology key to economic recovery
7NEWS — JUNE 29, 2020
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.
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.
- ‘Renewables superpower’: Cannon-Brookes backs green jobs recovery
AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW — JUNE 29, 2020
- Australia could create hundreds of thousands of jobs by accelerating shift to zero emissions – report
THE GUARDIAN — JUNE 29, 2020
- One million jobs plan: This industry could end the recession
YAHOO! FINANCE — JUNE 29, 2020
- Jobs bonanza plan to reach zero emissions
7NEWS — JUNE 29, 2020
- Over 300,000 jobs could be created if Australia moves to zero emissions, new report shows
SBS — JUNE 29, 2020
- ‘We need a destination’: Mike Cannon-Brookes backs plan for 1.8 million jobs
THE AGE — JUNE 29, 2020
- Australian Lobby Touts Plan for One Million Jobs in Clean-Energy Sector
BLOOMBERG — JUNE 29, 2020
- Mike Cannon-Brookes has endorsed a plan to create 1.8 million jobs and turn Australia into a ‘renewable energy superpower’
BUSINESS INSIDER AUSTRALIA — JUNE 30, 2020
- Mike Cannon-Brookes backs plan to create 1 million jobs through eco-friendly investment
SMART COMPANY — JUNE 30, 2020