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 [...]

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BZE welcomes South Australian decision to build Concentrated Solar Thermal

The South Australian Government’s announcement to back a Concentrated Solar Thermal plant in Port Augusta is a celebration of community vision and leadership, according to think tank Beyond Zero Emissions. “Repower Port Augusta have worked tirelessly to promote the huge benefits that Concentrated Solar Thermal will deliver for the Port Augusta community and the nation. [...]

By |2017-08-20T11:59:21+00:0014 Aug 2017|Media Release, Pt Augusta Plan|Comments Off on BZE welcomes South Australian decision to build Concentrated Solar Thermal

Podcast: Zero Carbon Communities Showcase 2017

BZE Radio interviews 6 people associated with the Zero Carbon Communities (ZCC) program: A showcase of Australia's most ambitious local government areas, with their plans to get to zero emissions in a range of sectors within 10 years. These communities are taking on everything from investment models to local and utility-scale energy, home energy assessments, energy [...]

By |2018-11-02T11:43:38+00:0024 Apr 2017|Community Project, Community Show, Pt Augusta Plan|Comments Off on Podcast: Zero Carbon Communities Showcase 2017

Renewable Energy Superpower: Western Australia Launch

Eight trillion dollars will be invested in renewables globally over the next 25 years according to Bloomberg and those who move first stand to gain the most from this front-ended investment boom in energy. But still, the tens of billions invested annually in the Western Australian liquified natural gas (LNG)  industry pose a stark contrast [...]

By |2017-08-05T18:41:02+00:0019 Nov 2016|NewsPost, Superpower Plan|Comments Off on Renewable Energy Superpower: Western Australia Launch

Western Australia could become a renewable energy superpower – if the government halts LNG expansion plans and creates an innovation fund

Western Australia could become a renewable energy superpower – if the government halts LNG expansion plans and creates an innovation fund.  Arguably more than any other Australian state, Western Australia stands to gain a secure long-term future by combining renewable energy and energy-intensive minerals-based manufacturing industries. Media Release: Updated 27 October 2016: Immediate Release Thursday [...]

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Consumers and economy will be the big winners if Australia captures its renewable energy advantage

MONDAY 11 April EMBARGOED to 00.01 HRS THURSDAY 14 APRIL 2016 Media Release A report on how Australia can position itself to be a Renewable Energy Superpower is being launched in Brisbane this week with a keynote by Queensland Environment Minister the Hon Dr Steven Miles – the simple message is that consumers and economy will be [...]

By |2017-07-31T14:49:33+00:0011 Apr 2016|Media Release, Superpower Plan|Comments Off on Consumers and economy will be the big winners if Australia captures its renewable energy advantage

Renewable Energy Superpower Report (2015)

Australia can become a renewable energy superpower. It's a realistic vision for a prosperous Australia. We have the advantages of: abundant quality solar and wind resources, a widespread electric grid, a skilled workforce and industry sector, capable research organisations, closeness to growing Asian markets, a secure stable society, and abundant mineral resources. To grasp this [...]

By |2018-12-31T13:16:07+00:0001 Oct 2015|Publication Overview, Superpower Plan|Comments Off on Renewable Energy Superpower Report (2015)

Renewable Energy Superpower National Tour: April 2015

Superpower National Tour Kicks Off - Renewable Energy Superpower SYDNEY 4 April 2015 6pm Pitt St Uniting Church Registration is FREE MEDIA Stephen Bygrave 0408 907 686  - Jodie Green 0450 520 303 SYDNEY April 4 6pm Pitt St Uniting Church BRISBANE April 14 6pm Kelvin Grove Campus QUT CANBERRA April 21 6pm Legislative Assembly Reception SOLD OUT - [...]

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Carbon Crisis Report (2015)

"Carbon Crisis Report: The Systemic Risk of Carbon Emission Liabilities." Australia has a 50% chance of systemic economic crisis, caused by ignoring the global shift to clean energy. Get a free copy. Australia’s industry and exports are emissions-intensive. This intensity is a growing economic liability, as the international community strengthens its efforts to limit climate [...]

By |2018-06-11T16:14:53+00:0005 May 2015|Energy Sector, Publication Overview|0 Comments

Fossil Economy Report (2014)

A Fossil Economy in a Changing World: The world is shifting away from fossil fuels - and this includes key importers of Australia’s coal and gas.  Australian government policies ignore this, leaving us dependent on continued fossil fuel exports, at risk of: stranded investments, dropping export revenue, and a growing current account deficit. (Beyond Zero [...]

By |2018-06-11T16:12:09+00:0001 May 2015|Energy Sector, Publication Overview|0 Comments