Port Augusta – How we changed the conversation on renewables

Beyond Zero Emissions' research, transition plans, advocacy and community engagement, kicked off a five-year community campaign that led to: (1) a formal government inquiry, and (2) the South Australian Government announcing a $650 million Concentrated Solar Thermal plant for Port Augusta. BZE is an organisation that punches far above its weight.  We changed the conversation [...]

By |2018-04-12T16:09:42+00:0006 Mar 2018|BZE Article, Pt Augusta Plan|Comments Off on Port Augusta – How we changed the conversation on renewables

Australian Local Government Yearbook 2017: Zero Carbon Communities

The Australian Local Government Association Yearbook for 2017 has a section on "zero carbon communities" featuring the work of Beyond Zero Emissions. Download this section here     

By |2017-08-06T22:49:02+00:0016 May 2017|BZE Article, Community Project|Comments Off on Australian Local Government Yearbook 2017: Zero Carbon Communities

BZE at Community Energy Congress 2017

27-28 February 2017 Melbourne Town Hall BZE and our Victorian Zero Carbon Communities will be attending the Community Energy Congress in February 2017. Please get in touch if you would like more information about the work we do - Imogen.Jubb@bze.org.au And here's a message from The Congress 2017 Organising team: Places at Congress 2017 are filling [...]

By |2017-08-20T00:01:16+00:0021 Dec 2016|BZE Article|Comments Off on BZE at Community Energy Congress 2017

Vanessa Petrie appointed as new CEO of BZE

Pictured: Vanessa Petrie, CEO Beyond Zero Emissions from January 16, 2017 BZE is delighted to announce that this week we have appointed Vanessa Petrie to the CEO position. Vanessa comes from an engineering background with a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from RMIT and a Masters of Environment from Melbourne University. She has led a varied career with [...]

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Crowd Funding: Zero-Carbon Industry Plan

On December 1st Beyond Zero Emissions embarked on a crowd funding campaign, to fund our Zero-Carbon Industry Plan. Then on December 14th our amazing BZE Newcastle coordinator, a treasured colleague and volunteer, Jennifer Bates, was killed in a road accident. In the days following the accident Jen's family approached us - might we be able to accept donations [...]

By |2017-08-18T23:13:29+00:0001 Dec 2016|BZE Article|Comments Off on Crowd Funding: Zero-Carbon Industry Plan

Energy Freedom Story: Lee from Glen Waverley

A new Energy Freedom story. This time we look at a real work in progress, with several of the 9 steps in total done and several to be completed – thank you to Lee and family at Glen Waverley, Victoria. ‘We are a family of 4 and having recently moved into a property in Glen [...]

By |2017-11-03T11:23:54+00:0005 May 2016|BZE Article|0 Comments

Crescent Dunes Solar Thermal Power Station: Nevada USA

The Crescent Dunes Solar Thermal power station can generate electricity 24 hours a day, with its solar tower, solar collectors and thermal storage. In February 2016 it successfully generated electricity at its full 110 MW capacity.  Now it is supplying power for Nevada on demand, day or night. Many mirrors all redirect sunlight onto molten [...]

Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Spain began operation in 2011. It  can generate electricity 24 hours a day.  The solar collectors direct sunlight onto a single solar tower, heating molten salt.  This heat can be stored and used as required to drive a steam turbine and generate electricity.  It can run for up [...]

By |2017-03-28T13:03:01+00:0028 Jan 2016|BZE Article, Concentrated solar thermal|Comments Off on Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Energy Freedom News – Paris, Zero Carbon Communities, Gas, Batteries and Getting to be Energy Free in Glen Waverley

Energy Freedom News December 2015 Energy Freedom is our 9-step home energy upgrade program, an initiative stemming from the Beyond Zero Emissions and Melbourne Energy Institute Buildings Plan Media: The Conversation  Climate Spectator  Sydney Morning Herald  ABC   The Energy Freedom Home Book is our household energy upgrade manual which looks at each of the 9 steps in enough [...]

By |2017-05-16T13:44:22+00:0022 Dec 2015|BZE Article|Comments Off on Energy Freedom News – Paris, Zero Carbon Communities, Gas, Batteries and Getting to be Energy Free in Glen Waverley

WME Leaders List: talking renewable energy with Matthew Wright

BEN Business continues the WME Leaders List Q&A this week with Matthew Wright Executive Director, Beyond Zero Emissions. What achievement within your organisation/industry are you most proud of? MW: Being part of the team that wrote the first serious plan for running Australia on 100% renewable energy (Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan) and getting [...]

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