Events to create change by beyondzeroemissions.org

Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan Lismore Iaunch

Beyond Zero Emissions will be presenting our award winning plan for getting to 100% renewable energy within a decade in Lismore. Come here about this ground-breaking plan.

Wednesday 17 November 6 - 8pm
Keen Street Uniting Church, Lismore.

Free entry

The Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan will be outlined by Mark Ogge (Beyond Zero Emissions), and further discussed by expert speakers before a question and answer session.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

  • Mark Ogge, Communications Director, Beyond Zero Emissions
  • Nick Lake, Nickel EnergyJohanna Qualmann, local student
  • Robert Rosen, ethical and sustainable investment advocate
  • Tony Gleeson, regional organizer 100% Renewable Energy Campaign
  • MC - Gordon Fraser-Quick Southern Cross University’s Alumnus of the Year 2010.

RSVP at http://zcalismorelaunch.eventbrite.com/
Organised by Lismore Climate Action Network

Zero Carbon Australia 2020 Stationary Energy Plan - Hobart Launch

Beyond Zero Emissions will be presenting our award winning plan for getting to 100% renewable energy within a decade in Hobart for the first time.

Thursday 11 November, 5.30 (for 6pm start) -7.30pm - some nibbles provided

Hadleys Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart

RSVP to climateactionhobart -at- gmail.com

Contact Climate Action Hobart for further information. Don't miss out!

Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan Brisbane Launch

You are invited to attend the Brisbane launch of the Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan.

Wednesday 27 October, 6-8pm
Plaza Terrace Room, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Bank, Brisbane


Featuring:

Welcome and MC: Professor Ian Lowe AO, Emeritus professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University and President of the Australian Conservation Foundation

  • Matthew Wright, Executive Director Beyond Zero Emissions
  • Dr Luis Crespo, General Secretary Protermasolar, Spain
  • John Daley, CEO Grattan Institute
  • Prof Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, UQ Global Change Institute
  • Prof Mike Sandiford, Melbourne Energy Research Institute
  • Klaus Langer, CEO Latronics Qld
  • Prof John Bell, Assistant Dean, Research, Faculty of Built, Environment and Engineering QUT
  • Larissa Waters, federal senator elect for Queensland


More speakers to be announced...

This cutting-edge plan, the culmination of over 12 months and thousands of hours of pro bono work by engineers, scientists and postgraduate students, is a collaboration between the climate solutions think tank Beyond Zero Emissions, and the University of Melbourne Energy Institute.

Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan - Sydney Launch

Hosted and supported by the City of Sydney

Thursday 12 August

6-7.45pm

Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney


Featuring:

Hon. Bob Carr - Former NSW Premier

Hon. Malcolm Turnbull - Federal MP for Wentworth

Senator Scott Ludlam - Federal Senator WA

Matthew Wright - Executive Director Beyond Zero Emissions

Allan Jones MBE - Chief Development Officer, Energy & Climate Change, City of Sydney


MC - Quentin Dempster - journalist and broadcaster

Zero Carbon Australia 2020 Stationary Energy Plan Melbourne launch

Hosted by our partners, the University of Melbourne Energy Institute

Wednesday 14 July

6-8pm

Basement theatre, The Spot, 198 Berkeley St, Carlton

For further information click here

Speakers:
John Daley (CEO Grattan Institute)
Keith Lovegrove (Solar Thermal Group Leader, ANU)
Lane Crockett (General Manager, Pacific Hydro)
Matthew Wright (Director Beyond Zero Emissions)

BZE Workshop: Educate your local MP about transitioning to renewable energy!

Educate your local MP about transitioning to renewable energy!

Beyond Zero Emissions is running a workshop to help climate activists take the campaign to your local MP.  Come along to:

  • learn how to get the most out of meeting your MP.
  • be briefed on the Zero Carbon Australia 2020 Stationary Energy Report - a comprehensive blueprint for transitioning to renewable energy by 2020.
  • meet other people from your area whom you can work with to influence your MP.

Workshop details:

6.15 (for 6:30start)-8:30pm Wednesday 14th April
Venue: Climate Action Centre,
Level 5, Trades Hall New Building
Cnr Lygon St and Victoria Pde
(Enter from Lygon St laneway)

Cost: Free
Tea and coffee provided.

Please RSVP with your name, email address, preferred phone number, suburb and name of your climate action group (if you have one) to allow us to organise local area contingents.

RSVP ASAP to jamesT@beyondzeroemissions.org

Beyond Zero Emissions at the Sustainable Living Festival

For those in Melbourne, Beyond Zero Emissions is giving a series of talks during the Sustainable Living Festival at Federation Square, 19-21 February.

Details are:

Saturday 20 Feb - 5-6pm, Design Tent. Zero Emissions Transport - how do we get there? For more information click here.

Sunday 21 Feb – 11am–12.30pm, The Edge. Presenting with Professor Mark Z Jacobson from Stanford University. Going zero emissions - local and global. For more information click here.

Sunday 21 Feb – 3-4pm, Think Tent. Zero Emissions Electricity - how do we get there? For more information click here.

The Transition Decade Launch - a ten year transition for a safe climate and sustainable future

Register for your free seat here: http://t10.eventbrite.com/

Drawing together and showcasing the work of environment and social groups working for the necessary decade of transition to a safe climate and sustainable future.

Come along and learn how you can be involved in this inspiring and historic project.

For a brochure with further information on The Transition Decade click here.

Event details:
Sunday 14 February
12noon
Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston St, City.

Featuring:
The Governor of Victoria Professor David de Kretser AC
Uncle Bob Randall traditional owner of Uluru
Professor Will Steffen, Executive Director, ANU Climate Change Institute
Senator Christine Milne
The work of Australia's leading edge environmental and social organisations
...and more to be announced.

Walk Against Warming - Nation-wide Saturday 12 December

UPDATE (16 December): around 90,000 people walked across Australia! Click here  for photos and video of the 40,000 strong Walk in Melbourne.

WALK AGAINST WARMING
12/12/09 - In every capital city and regional centres

Renewable is Do-able Public Meeting

Featuring:

Clive Hamilton - Greens candidate for the Higgins by-election and author of Scorcher

Rob Gell - Environmental geographer and TV weather presenter

Mark Ogge - Beyond Zero Emissions

David Turner - Engineer and former Solar Systems employee

Save Solar Systems, Save Clean Energy Jobs

In September the company Solar Systems went into administration making 100 workers redundant. This has put the construction of the first large scale solar power plant (concentrated photovoltaics) in Australia in doubt. It was to have been a $420 million project that would have created 1000 jobs in construction and powered 45,000 homes.

State and federal governments had already promised $125 million to the project, but so far released less than $3 million of that money. We are asking that the federal government immediately intervenes to guarantee:

(i) that the Solar Systems factory in Abbotsford remains open,

(ii) that the redundant workers are reinstated and,

(iii) that a large scale solar power plant is built in Mildura.

It is hard to believe our state and federal governments when they say they care about creating clean energy jobs if they can’t even save the ones we already have.

TAKE ACTION NOW: