Beyond Zero Emissions’ Electrifying Industry Volunteer Working Group has been announced as a finalist in the Environmental Volunteering category in this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards for the Electrifying Industry report, showing how to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing.

BZE engages expert volunteers to produce and promote independent, innovative research solutions demonstrating that a zero emissions Australia is achievable and affordable now. 

Electrifying Industry is a world’s first, now influencing the wider community and industry about the environmental benefits of using renewable electricity to eliminate emissions.

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards is one of Victoria’s major sustainability programs, celebrating people working to reduce the impact of climate change and to create a better future for us all.

The interim CEO of Sustainability Victoria, Carl Muller, congratulated finalists for their innovative work, building a more sustainable environment for current and future generations.

“Delivering these Awards means we continue to discover and celebrate the talent and enthusiasm Victorians have for thinking creatively about new models of sustainability,” he said. “The Awards, now in their 17th year, acknowledge leadership, innovation and achievement.”

BZE’s CEO, Vanessa Petrie, thanked the volunteers involved in helping to produce this innovative report. “This project could not have happened without so many dedicated and knowledgable volunteers – from students to industry leaders who helped with research, writing and review, to those who spoke at our Electrifying Industry launch summit, and everyone who helped deliver the summit and promoted this report at events and our discussion groups.”

Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Thursday 10 October at Forum Melbourne. 

For more information on the Awards and finalists, visit