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

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

BZE Submission to the SA Select Committee on the Port Augusta Power Stations

Free Download of the submission: The BZE submission & campaign has had results. http://bze.org.au/bze-role-in-port-augusta-solar-thermal-plant/   The submission begins: "Beyond Zero Emissions applauds the South Australian Parliament for investigating a solar thermal industry in Port Augusta by establishing the Select Committee on the Port Augusta Power Stations. Please [consider] the Beyond Zero Emissions’ submission to this [...]

By |2018-03-08T12:20:35+00:0001 Dec 2012|Pt Augusta Plan, Submission|Comments Off on BZE Submission to the SA Select Committee on the Port Augusta Power Stations

SA Government set up an inquiry to consider the BZE Port August Proposal

The South Australian government set up an inquiry to consider the BZE Port August Proposal.  The enquiry was set up on 17 Oct 2012. The role of BZE is clear from the first paragraphs of the Interim Government Report (12 Dec 2013). "This Select Committee’s inquiry into BZE’s "Repowering Port Augusta" proposal to replace the [...]

By |2017-08-27T16:56:36+00:0017 Oct 2012|Pt Augusta Plan|Comments Off on SA Government set up an inquiry to consider the BZE Port August Proposal

Port Augusta – Here We Come

Something thrilling is happening in South Australia. They’ve already passed the government’s targets for renewable energy through wind and NOW they are hoping to build Australia's first Solar Thermal Power Plant.The campaign is led by Beyond Zero Emissions, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) and 100% Renewables with support from the Climate and Health Alliance [...]

By |2017-11-10T11:37:08+00:0008 Oct 2012|BZE Radio, Concentrated solar thermal, Pt Augusta Plan|Comments Off on Port Augusta – Here We Come

Climate Positive supports Repower Port Augusta campaign for baseload solar thermal power

Beyond Zero Emissions  is pleased to announce that a significant donation from environmental non-governmental organisation Climate Positive will boost the campaign for baseload solar-thermal power for South Australia. Climate Positive is a leader in climate protection and works with Australian businesses and organisations to raise awareness of the dangers of climate change. It is a [...]

By |2017-08-14T20:22:12+00:0004 Oct 2012|News Article, Pt Augusta Plan|Comments Off on Climate Positive supports Repower Port Augusta campaign for baseload solar thermal power

Repowering Port Augusta (2012)

"Repowering Port Augusta" is a 2012 blueprint for replacing two coal power stations with renewable energy.  It  describes how South Australia could become a world leader in renewables and solar power generation with storage - and it has had success. http://bze.org.au/bze-role-in-port-augusta-solar-thermal-plant/   Get the Repowering Port Augusta report Free download Buy a hard copy from [...]

By |2018-03-07T15:47:16+00:0001 Apr 2012|Pt Augusta Plan, Publication Overview|Comments Off on Repowering Port Augusta (2012)