No excuses for Australia’s climate inaction 8 October 2018—With the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C spelling out the dire consequences of climate change, there is no excuse for Australia’s failure to adopt readily-available zero-carbon solutions, said Beyond Zero Emissions CEO Vanessa Petrie. The special report shows that climate impacts such as sea level rise, [...]
Zero Emissions Byron will host “A night of Action on Renewables” on August 31st, which will focus on how the Byron Shire region can develop large scale renewable energy projects, and how the community can benefit and invest in these projects. The event will feature Community Energy Specialist and Manager of Hepburn Wind Taryn Lane. [...]
A huge thank you to our fabulous volunteers. A special shout-out to: Andrew Gunner, who is managing our website and progressively improving its features. Thanks also to Richard Keech and Elke Zimmermann who are supporting Andrew TeamNewy – and in particular Thomas Levick, John Shiel and George Parry - who are organising the national launch of Rethinking Cement [...]
Outdoor equipment, such as mowers, leaf blowers, brush cutters, hedge trimmers, chainsaws are a significant contributor to noise and air pollution, and to Australia’s overall greenhouse gas emissions. For example, a two-stroke leaf blower used continuously for one hour can produce as many hydrocarbons as 150 cars over the same period. One NGO has set [...]
On Friday 18 August our latest report – Rethinking Cement – will be launched in Newcastle. For a sneak peek, read about Michael’s recent conversation with Engineers Australia. Our Australian first report has been made possible by: 27 volunteer researchers and editors 25 experts providing pro bono consultation and peer review our project donors the [...]
On 14 July we launched the Zero Carbon Communities Guide to empower communities and councils who want to see rapid local progress towards zero emissions. The guide provides a simple framework and key steps a community can take to achieve zero carbon status within 10 years. http://bze.org.au/zero-carbon-communities-guide/ To find out more, read Imogen’s article in [...]
Beyond Zero Emissions’ had a terrific July. Michael, Imogen and I participated in Ecocity World Summit, inspiring delegates with BZE projects that are supporting a zero carbon world. Michael gave delegates a preview of our new report, Rethinking Cement, and Imogen and I were joined by Tiffany Harrison from Zero Emissions Byron to share [...]
Welcome to the Beyond Zero Emissions' August 2017 newsletter.