Beyond Zero Emissions welcomes ALP Climate Plan, urges the Australian community to call on Government to match it

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Beyond Zero Emissions welcomes ALP Climate Plan, urges the Australian community to call on Government to match it 



Media Statement, Wednesday 27 April 2016

BZE CEO available to comment: Dr Stephen Bygrave 
Mobile: 0408 907 686


Coming less than a week after the signing of the historic Paris climate Agreement, climate think tank Beyond Zero Emissions has welcomed the ALP’s timely new Climate Change Action Plan , released today.


BZE says the plan is a necessary, economic and responsible step towards a 100% renewable energy transition and harnessing Australia's vast renewable energy resources as the global energy economy shifts to meet the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement.

 
Today’s announcement highlights a widening gap between sound and proven climate solutions now supported by most Australians and the Coalitions existing climate rhetoric. 


BZE CEO Stephen Bygrave said that Australians should now urge the Government to meet - and beat - the Opposition’s plan for maximising Australia renewable energy resource.


“As the global energy economy transitions to zero emissions, renewable energy can clearly be Australia's superpower – the ALP is quite correct to state that in their policy,” Dr Bygrave said.


“The way to ensure our renewable energy resource can be harnessed is to set ambitious targets and to have a plan on how to transition to zero emissions." 


“The ALP’s new policy commitment to the renewable energy transition is significantly both higher and deeper than the Coalition’s current targets and plans. This is at least the kind of ambition we need to be seeing in this country, but more will be needed.”

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BZE Media Contact: Jodie Green, National Media Manager, 0450 520 303 jodie.green@bze.org.au
BZE CEO available to comment: Dr Stephen Bygrave 
Mobile: 0408 907 686
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BZE ranked in top 10 of global think tanks to watch in 2016 by the University of Pennsylvania 

 

Beyond Zero Emissions is the award-winning Australian NGO and climate solutions think-tank co-authoring the acclaimed Zero Carbon Australia series, now in its 10th year.

The Zero Carbon Australia series is known for its expert sector-by-sector emissions analysis, fully costed projections and shift metrics scaled to 10 year zero and net zero transitions 

BZE's Zero Carbon Communities initiative is currently developing regional and council 10year zero emissions blueprints based on the entire ZCA series.

BZE's Energy Freedom initiative partners leading businesses with householders to implement a 9-step energy upgrade that wipes out gas and electricity bills and steps up comfort.

Zero Carbon Communities |  Renewable Energy Superpower 2015 (3Mb download)  |  Land Use: Agriculture and Forestry 2014 (16Mb download) | High Speed Rail report  2014 (13.8Mb download - Part 1 of Transport Plan, Part 2 Electric Vehicle Plan launches in April 2016)  |  Buildings Plan 2013 (32Mb download)  |  Stationary Energy Plan 2010 (8.09Mb download)