We are solely focused on creating a tangible impact on the world, through policy and industry engagement.
Together with key representatives from government, industry and our partners from the climate movement, we launched our latest research on the opportunities for Australia in the battery supply chain and our Cleantech Showcase. The Cleantech Showcase is a nation-wide showcase of real-world technologies and the organisations making them. It provides clear evidence to help align government policies and enable investment.
Our CEO Heidi Lee and Head of Policy and Engagement Beth Mitchell joined a diverse group of stakeholders from industry, philanthropy, think tanks, unions, research and climate organisations at Parliament House in support of the Aust Renewable Industry Package: a $100b package that aims to secure Australia’s role in a rapidly decarbonising world. Heidi and Beth briefed ministers on our work as part of a larger team with other climate organisations.
"Newcastle and the Hunter’s Energy Evolution" is an initiative of Out Of The Square and Beyond Zero Emissions. The video series champions clean technology, innovation, Australian manufacturing and renewable energy is available to watch online at https://www.energyhunter.com.au
BZE collaborated with the Australian Government to exhibit regionally-based Australian manufacturers, including high purity aluminium, modular solar, renewable energy storage and more at the world’s biggest annual climate conference, COP27.
Beyond Zero Emissions partnered with Hunter Innovation Festival to present a renewable energy showcase that featured local companies raising the bar for Australia and for the world, including Ampcontrol and 3ME Technology, two of only eight winners of the global Charge On Decarbonization Challenge 2022.
Heidi Lee joined a panel at Parliament House with Senator David Pocock, Saul Griffith and Netherlands Ambassador to Australia Marion Derckx for a discussion about the US Inflation Reduction Act before an audience of Senate and House Members. Heidi demonstrated the role that Renewable Energy Industrial Precincts will play in Australia’s clean-energy future.
Deploy is a five-year plan for an ambitious rollout of clean technologies that will drive down emissions and build a prosperous Australia. Our report shows how we can create up to 195,000 jobs and repower Australia’s manufacturing regions - all while reaching an 81% emissions reduction by 2030, supported by target carbon drawdown.
The campaign’s key message was: “Protect Gladstone jobs by repowering manufacturing with renewable energy” and featured a short-run Gladstone newspaper ad series in March and then a larger six week multichannel campaign (broadcast TV, catch-up TV, radio, online video, online image ads, social media and outdoor) in April.
Our CEO Heidi Lee and Chair Eytan Lenko briefed ministers and shadow ministers on our work on Renewable Energy Industrial Precincts in the Hunter and Gladstone regions at Parliament House Canberra.
Business 3ME Technology designs and supplies battery systems and supports Renewable Energy Industrial Precincts in the Hunter, NSW.
Our business and industry experts panel together at the launch of The Hunter Renewable Energy Industrial Precincts.
In 2021, we launched our Million Jobs Plan to repower Australian manufacturing through Renewable Energy Industrial Precincts - like in Gladstone and The Hunter.
Following the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, we released The Millions Jobs Plan, outlining more than one million new, secure, well-paying jobs, that will rebuild our economy and secure a strong future for all Australians. Meetings with federal government officials followed, as did public support from some of Australia’s most influential leaders in business and politics
In partnership with Ironbark Sustainability, this tool provides greenhouse gas emission profiles at the municipal, Federal Electorate, and state level. Through offering a snapshot of local emissions, communities, decision makers and councils can continue to reduce emissions at the speed and scale required.
Collie at the Crossroads showed the future for Collie (WA) and fossil fuel communities all over Australia is bright, if they seize the opportunities in this global move to a low carbon economy.
The 10 Gigawatt Vision showed how renewable energy can power jobs and investment in the Northern Territory. This stunningly successful project led to a major pivot in the NT government’s climate and economic policies. The NT's 2019 climate policy directly references our work, with BZE Chair Eytan Lenko later appointed to the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission in 2020.
Electrifying Industry shows how manufacturers can replace fossil fuels with renewable electricity and eliminate up to 8% of Australian emissions. This world’s first report showcased five all-electric industrial heat technologies that can be used in the manufacturing of everyday products such as food, paper, bricks, plastic and steel. We launched to a high-powered audience of industry, government and academic leaders, and were subsequently invited by ARENA to develop our Zero Carbon Factory proposal.
Rethinking Cement inspired change in the construction sector with dozens of consultants meeting monthly to implement changes in the way concrete is specified based on our recommendations. Following the release of the report, we were also engaged by road construction company Transurban to advise on how to reduce carbon emissions in its cement.
Zero Carbon Australia: Electric Vehicles showed the shift to 100% electric vehicles in Australia is both feasible and affordable within 10 years, and provides a range of environmental, health and other benefits to the economy.
Written by Richard Keech and Beyond Zero Emissions, 'The Energy-Freedom Home' shows how we can liberate ourselves from non-renewable and costly sources of energy. It's a practical guide for the average Australian home on how reduce electricity bills with the help of nine effective energy-saving solutions laid out by Australia’s energy efficiency experts. With Australian households on average spending $2000 a year on gas and electricity bills, find out how you can live in an energy efficient home that’s cheaper to run and friendly to the environment.
Zero Carbon Communities was BZE’s grassroots initiative designed to encourage and support local communities to create their own pathways to a zero emissions future.
With the title of our Renewable Energy Superpower report, we were the first to coin a phrase that has since become mainstream. It painted an exciting vision of how Australia can base an export industry on renewable energy instead of fossil fuels.
Zero Carbon Australia: Land Use and Forestry showed how Australian greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and forestry can be reduced to zero net emissions within 10 years through mitigation and sequestration.
Zero Carbon Australia: High Speed Rail demonstrates that high speed rail between Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane would provide clean, efficient, affordable and comfortable transport that would reduce travel emissions and service 80% of Australia’s population who live along the east coast.
Zero Carbon Australia: Buildings Plan showed how Australia could halve its energy use from buildings, wipe out energy and gas bills and transform our homes and workplaces to provide greater comfort with lower energy bills.
Repowering Port Augusta was a blueprint for replacing coal with solar and galvanised a successful five-year community campaign. Port Augusta has since become a renewable energy hub with more jobs in renewables than it ever had in coal.
Stationary Energy Plan was our pioneering first report that changed the conversation on renewables in Australia, introducing to governments, businesses and communities the then groundbreaking possibility of an Australia powered on 100% renewable electricity. It was launched by Malcolm Turnbull and three years later led to an AEMO study into an 100% renewable scenario.