Baseload Report July 2016 - Zero Carbon Australia, Electric Vehicles, Zero Carbon Communities.

The Baseload Report is the regular newsletter of Beyond Zero Emissions.

In this edition Zero Carbon Australia, Electric Vehicles @ HunterEVFestival and Zero Carbon Communities

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Beyond Zero Emissions News


25% - a GREAT start to crowdfunding campaign

In our ten years BZE has moved the debate around 100% renewable energy and zero emissions from radical to mainstream. We were the first to show the technical feasibility of an electricity grid based on 100% renewable energy and that zero emissions buildings and transport - not running on gas or oil - are all possible. 

Last week the A Zero Carbon Australia chuffed campaign hit 25% of its target! These funds are already getting this comprehensive zero emissions plan out and into Australian communities. Here’s three things you can do to help:

Don’t forget, your support is what makes crowdfunding work, so spread the word and let’s get this campaign way past its target.

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Electric Vehicles 

10+ year transitions to electric passenger fleets are beginning to be seriously discussed globally, so our new analysis of Australia's transition to cars and buses is extremely timely. The BZE Electric Vehicles report is the second part of BZE's zero carbon transport plan and will be discussed at the Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival's symposium dinner, thanks to event organisers The Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment, University of Newcastle, BZE Newcastle and generous event sponsors Hyundai Motors Australia and Lake Macquarie City Council. 

Zero Carbon Australia Transport Plan Part 1 - High Speed Rail
Brisbane launch - Venue TBA - Friday August 12, 2016
Hunter EV Festival Dinner Tickets at Eventbrite - Saturday August 13, 2016



Zero Carbon Communities

BZE presented a snapshot of its latest research at the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly in Canberra in June alongside the Mayor of Byron Shire and Totally Renewable Yackandandah's Denis Ginnivan. Councils expressed a high level of interest in zero emissions issues, with several renewable energy resolutions passed at the assembly plenary and electric vehicles stealing the show throughout. The Zero Carbon Communities project is well-placed to be part of a new independent learning network supporting and linking communities with the Zero Carbon Australia plan and good practices globally, and driving rapid emissions reductions across every sector. Contact us to be part of it too. Thank you to the many councils who have participated in this research, ALGA for the invitation to present, and to Local Government Focus. 
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Noosa Council in the news
Renew Economy 
Australian councils are addressing climate change at a grassroots level - courtesy of Local Government Focus


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BZE Regular Updates

BZE Out & About

BZE is providing a keynote address at the Hunter EV Festival Dinner Symposium organised by the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment and BZE Newcastle, with thanks to event sponsors including Hyundai Motors Australia and Lake Macquarie City Council. Tickets here. Festival Program here.
BZE is a supporting partner of and presenter at the 2016 SEE Sustainable Experience, Australia's dedicated green building and design showcase event. Sydney SEE,  July 21-23 2016. 

Get your Dinner Symposium tickets here


Creating A Climate For Change - The Melbourne Playback Q&A event on 11th August with a panel including Dr Stephen Bygrave, Professor Rob Adams and Lucy Best.  It is both theatre performance and interactive forum on climate and climate solutions Bookings: Melbourne Playback Theatre Company

Our climate and energy dilemma: The case for emergency action - Should we declare a climate emergency, and move to a war like footing to avert disaster? Why are we allowing politicians and business leaders to accept a 66% chance that the world's climate will be survivable by mid century? Join BZE's Deputy Chair Adj. Professor David Hood AM, Engineers Australia’s Sustainable Engineering Society and UTS on August 2nd in Sydney for ‘The Big Conversation' on the risks posed and the opportunities available through an urgent re-framing of our economy. Ian Dunlop, a global leader in advising on these risks, will be our eminent speaker followed by Q&A panel to discuss the opportunities. Register: UTS


9 Steps to Energy Freedom

Energy Freedom is BZE's 9-step home energy upgrade program. Click here to see how to lower bills, add value and have a perfectly comfortable (southern states) winter, all at the same time.

People with reverse cycle air conditioners installed for cooling often do not know that they can also be used to heat, and in fact often be the cheapest and most energy efficient way to warm a space.

Sign on for the Energy Freedom Newsletter for updates on specials from Energy Freedom Alliance partner businesses, bookmark Energy Freedom, and buy the Energy Freedom home book to get Energy Freedom underway at your place. 

Pictured: Best in its class, the Daikin US7, a 7-star appliance. Daikin is an official Energy Freedom Alliance partner. 


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BZE Media

BZE's own media channels include: Community Radio | Science and Solutions Radio | Beyond Zero Emissions BZE Youtube | Media Releases | Blog | Twitter | not forgetting Facebook

Watch the latest BZE Youtube clips


Zero Carbon Australia. It's time.

BZE is a not-for-profit organisation funded entirely through donations by generous supporters. Now we are reaching out far and wide to invite all Australians to help implement this comprehensive plan. 

It's time to get the Zero Carbon Australia plan into the hands of every Australian decision maker


BZE Volunteers

This month we say welcome and an enormous thank you to several groups of volunteers who are assisting with the BZE radio show, graphics and layout, the Zero Carbon Communities research and last but not least the Industrial Processes research project. 

Looking for a new challenging and rewarding volunteering role? We can help! 

Beyond Zero Emissions has several exciting volunteer opportunities to support the development of our Zero Carbon Australia Industrial Processes Plan. This plan will explore how energy-intensive industrial processes can eliminate fossil fuels, maximise energy efficiency and be powered by renewable energy. It will complement BZE’s Renewable Energy Superpower Report by showing how, in a zero emissions global economy, Australia could attract energy intensive industries from overseas. We currently have volunteer positions for:

Industry and renewables researchers 
Web Design
Graphics Design
Climate Journalism - Radio Producing 
Fabulous professional internships are also available for students! - contact us at

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