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BZE speaks to Roger Davies

BZE speaks to A/Professor Roger Davies, Managing Director of Fluid Solar Thermal, whose four-storey office building powered by a combination of thermal and PV solar and wind energy in South Australia has cut its connection to the electricity grid, in what its owners claim to be a world first.

Duration: 00:28:18

BZE speaks to Dr Joy Murray

BZE speaks to Dr Joy Murray, Senior Research Fellow with the multi-disciplinary Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA) group at the University of Sydney, about her communications work on climate change, suggesting that once producers, consumers and global corporations know the damage that is being done they will take action to stop it.

Duration: 00:28:21

BZE speaks to Philip Sutton

Beyond Zero speaks Philip Sutton, sustainability strategist for RSTI (Research and Strategy for Transition Initiation), who is drafting a model "No More Bad Investment" Act that could be adopted by the state and territory governments to drive the implementation of the BZE plans, to transition Australia to a zero emissions economy.

Duration: 00:27:51

BZE speaks to Michael Lord

In this podcast, Beyond Zero radio talk to Michael Lord, Head of Research of BZE’s Zero Carbon Industry Project, about the launch of Rethinking Cement: Research Report: A pathway to zero carbon cement. This outlines how Australia can move to a zero carbon cement industry in 10 years.

Duration: 00:35:27

BZE speaks to Mark Butler

BZE speaks to Mark Butler, Labor's opposition minister for climate change and energy, about his new book 'Climate Wars'; where he makes a forceful case for using renewable energy as part of global action to save the planet. Doing so will also make Australia attractive for the massive global market of investors and create new jobs in clean energy.

BZE speaks to Andy Evans

BZE's Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham speak to Andy Evans, Managing Director of Offshore Energy, about the company's proposed 2GW offshore wind farm, off the coast of Gippsland in Victoria’s east. The proposed site is neatly located alongside existing transmission infrastructure in the Latrobe Valley.

Duration: 00:27:39

BZE speaks to Richard McIndoe

BZE speaks to Richard McIndoe, former CEO of Energy Australia, about his Melbourne-based startup Edge Electrons. The company provides voltage regulation and power factor correction technologies which could save 10% off a typical energy bill.

Duration: 00:34:08

BZE speaks to Tim Stock from GreenPower

BZE speaks to Tim Stock from GreenPower

Duration: 00:28:18

BZE speaks to Sarah King from Stucco

BZE speaks to Sarah King from Stucco student co-operative

Duration: 00:27:49

BZE speaks to Dr Amanda Cahill

BZE speaks to Dr Amanda Cahill

Duration: 00:29:34

BZE speaks to Prof Paul Dastoor

BZE speaks to Prof Paul Dastoor, director of the Centre for Organic Electronics at the University of Newcastle, about the recent 100sqm installation of printed solar cells, manufactured at his research centre. Printed solar has applications as diverse as the energy crisis, diabetes and mining safety.

Duration: 00:28:40

BZE speaks to Ian Southall

BZE speaks to Ian Southall of the Baw Baw Sustrainability Network about the community renewable energy projects proposed for the Latrobe Valley. This includes wind farms, floating solar and pumped hydro projects.

Duration: 00:27:10

BZE speaks to Martin Hablutzel

BZE speaks to Martin Hablutzel, Head of Strategy at Siemens, about the role of Hydrogen as a renewable and clean mobility fuel source and as a renewable export industry.

Duration: 00:27:56

BZE speaks to Denis Ginnivan

BZE speaks to Denis Ginnivan from Totally Renewable Yackandandah who are working with AusNet Services (electricity distributor) on a solar microgrid for their town. They also have a Perpetual Energy Fund for community renewables project.

Duration: 00:27:48

BZE speaks to Tim Forcey and Dylan McConnell

BZE speaks to Tim Forcey and Dylan McConnell about their recently released report "A short-lived gas shortfall: A review of AEMO's warning of gas-supply 'short falls'. The review found that although a “gas-price crisis” exists in eastern-Australia the size of AEMO’s forecast shortfall is very small, amounting to no more than around 0.2% of annual supply.

Duration: 00:26:45

BZE speaks to Dr Andrew Mears

Beyond Zero's Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Dr Andrew Mears founder of SwitchDin, a Newcastle-based software startup, which enables prosumers greater participation in the electricity market through connectivity of their of rooftop solar energy and battery storage systems.

Duration: 00:27:13

BZE speaks to Dr Adrian Morphett

BZE speaks to Dr Adrian Morphett, Principal Environmental Engineer at Earth Systems, about commercial biochar production from waste wood sources. Biochar is a form of charcoal produced from sustainable sources which when applied to the soil promotes carbon sequestration, and increasing plant growth and crop yields.

Duration: 00:25:41

BZE speaks to Jay Rutovitz

BZE speaks to Jay Rutovitz, Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney, about how renewable energy projects can save consumers money.

Duration: 00:28:01

BZE speaks to David Blowers

BZE speaks to David Blowers, Energy Fellow at the Grattan Institute, about a recent report titled: Price shock: Is the retail electricity market failing consumers?

Duration: 00:27:29

BZE speaks to Bruce Thompson from GreenSync

Beyond Zero’s Anthony Daniele and Matt Grantham talk to Bruce Thompson, GM Strategic Projects at Melbourne-based energy startup GreenSync, about the recent launch of "deX". Decentralised Energy Exchange (DeX) is a new renewable energy digital marketplace that will transform Australia’s energy industry.

Duration: 00:28:51

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