Posts Tagged ‘beyond zero emissions’

BZE presents David Spratt: climate change and extreme weather

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on January 31st, 2013

4 February , 2013
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

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Monthly discussion group hosted by Beyond Zero Emissions focusing on energy solutions to climate change. Featuring David Spratt, co-author of the ground breaking Climate Code Red.

 

Time: 6:30- 8pm, Monday 4 February,  2013

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
McCoy Building
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

Entry: Gold coin donation

Co-author of Climate Code Red, David Spratt will present the latest climate science and its links to increasing extreme weather events worldwide. Australia has experienced record high temperatures, heatwaves and bushfires already this year with the Bureau of Meteorology adding two new colours to its weather forecasting chart to take the highest temperature up from 50 to 54 degrees. In 2012 climate science observations saw a record summer Arctic sea ice melt, record Greenland ice sheet melt, record permafrost warming, as well as increasing floods, cyclones, droughts and heatwaves. With climate scientists predicting more extreme events, David also shows what we can expect at the 2 and 4 degree warming scenarios. David is also an experienced activist and will talk about the urgent action we can take to tackle the climate emergency.

Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for supporting us in bringing you this event.

For those outside Melbourne: LIVE streaming of this event in HD720 video is available.  For further reading follow the links to these articles: Climate Code Red,  Temperatures off the charts as Australia turns deep purpleThe 2013 climate change wake-up call,  Heat waves exacerbated by climate change.


Lock the Gate: Campaign Against Coal Seam Gas

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on May 30th, 2011

6 June , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Drew Hutton is a professional historian and environmental activist, co-authoring History of the Australian Environment Movement in 1999. He is now lead campaigner for Lock the Gate – a peaceful, non-cooperation campaign against mining companies – for Friends of the Earth.  The Six Degrees collective of Friends of the Earth, Brisbane has been campaigning against open cut coal mining on agricultural land and environmentally sensitive areas for over two years and, more recently, calling for a moratorium on coal seam gas development. Drew will join us via Skype to discuss coal seam gas mining.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 6 June 2011

Location: The Wood Theatre, ECONOMICS & COMMERCE (Building 148) Room:G09 ground floor. Enter building by main foyer (opposite Old Arts). (Theatre entrance is off the foyer and is clearly sign posted) University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC

Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for joining us in bringing you this event.
Entry: Gold coin donation

Further reading:

http://lockthegate.org.au/
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/special_eds/20110221/gas/
http://www.foe.org.au/climate-justice/media/news-items/archive/2010/the-…
http://www.foe.org.au/resources/chain-reaction/editions/111/frontline-co…
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/environment/charged-green-wont-take-foot…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w5KpKe0ys4
http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item1144483/?site_locale=en_GB
http://www.beyondzeroemissions.org/media/radio/professor-robert-w-howart…


Discussion Group: Sustainable Design in Denmark

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on April 12th, 2011

18 April , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Source: Beyond Zero Emissions

A monthly discussion group hosted by Beyond Zero Emissions focusing on energy solutions to climate change.

Birgitte Hoffmann is Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark’s Department of Management Engineering. Birgitte will join us in person for a special mid-month discussion group on sustainable transitions within water management, energy production and consumption, sustainable urban development and the social and political aspects of achieving a 50% wind energy target in Denmark. She has published reports on energy efficient buildings, urbanising facilities management, built environments, teaching and implementing sustainable design and regularly presents at conferences.

Note: This discussion group will replace the May discussion group previously scheduled for 2 May

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 18 April 2011
Entry: Gold coin donation

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
McCoy Building, University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

Further reading:http://www.learninglab.dtu.dk/English/om/personale.aspx?lg=showcommon&id…

Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for joinig us in bringing you this event.

 


Mapping Solar Potential of Rooftops in Germany

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on March 31st, 2011

4 April , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm


Image © SUN-AREA

The Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan research team is currently assessing the total solar potential of rooftops in Australia. Similar studies have been completed around the world. Germany’s SUN-AREA project estimates that solar photovoltaic (PV – solar panels) power could meet the entire energy needs of residential homes throughout the country. It is sponsored by the University of Osnabrück and the TOPSCAN topographical information company.

Project director and geomatics engineer Professor Martina Klärle, will join us via Skype video conference to present their findings. Detlef Gerdts, environmental manager for the city of Osnabrück will also be presenting the experiences with the results.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 4 April 2011

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
McCoy Building
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for joinig us in bringing you this event.

Entry: Gold coin donation

Further reading:

http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/fall09articles/mapping-the-solar.html

http://geodaten.osnabrueck.de/website/Sun_Area/viewer.htm


Renewable Energy Policy & Politics: Adam Bandt

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on February 28th, 2011

7 March , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Beyond Zero Emissions

The ZCA2020 Stationary Energy Plan shows that 100% renewables can be a reality in 10 years. We need all levels of government on board to implement a mass rollout of baseload solar thermal power stations and wind farms. For the next discussion group, Adam Bandt (Federal MP for Melbourne) will outline the Greens’ renewable energy plan and their campaign for urgent action on climate change. Adam is a barrister and in August 2010, became the first lower house Greens MP elected to Parliament in a general election. He will also talk about his public transport vision for Melbourne – more trains, bikes and electric cars.

6:30- 8pm Monday 7 March 2011

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
McCoy Building
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton
Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for joining us in bringing you this event.
Entry: Gold coin donation


David Spratt: Flood crisis and climate change

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on February 4th, 2011

7 February , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

A monthly discussion group hosted by Beyond Zero Emissions focusing on energy solutions to climate change.

In February, we’re connecting up the dots between the floods in Queensland, Victoria, Brazil, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Pakistan AND climate change. Co-author of Climate Code Red, David Spratt, will summarise opinions in the media and examine the links between climate change and increasing extreme weather events. David is also an experienced advocate and will talk about the action we can take to tackle the climate emergency.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 7 February 2011

Location: The Wood Theatre, ECONOMICS & COMMERCE (Building 148) Room:G09 ground floor. Enter building by main foyer (opposite Old Arts). Theatre entrance is off the foyer and is clearly sign posted.University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC
Click here for campus map.
Thank you to the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Energy Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for supporting us in bringing you this event.
Entry: Gold coin donation

Further reading:
http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/01/19/emergency-response-needed-for-more-t…
http://www.climatecodered.net/


Heinz Dahl: presenting offshore wind energy for Australia

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on November 29th, 2010

6 December , 2010
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

A monthly discussion group hosted by Beyond Zero Emissions focusing on energy solutions to climate change.

August guest speaker: Heinz Dahl, managing director, NexTgen Wind.

Next month, Heinz L Dahl will speak about offshore wind energy and its prospects for Australia. Heinz is the managing director of NexTgen Wind, a leading edge company that is focused on the cost reduction of renewable energy from wind – both on & off shore. The company is currently under going registrations of six international patents.
Heinz has previously held executive positions at Acciona Energy and the Australian Trade Commission.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 6 December 2010

Location:
Fritz Leowe Theatre (entry via level 2)
McCoy Building
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

Thank you to the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Energy Institute
for supporting us in bringing you this event.

Entry: Gold coin donation

http://beyondzeroemissions.org/events/discussion-group

Further reading:
http://beyondzeroemissions.org/media/radio/1500-gigawatts-wind-power-2020-and-potentially-much-higher-still-090904
http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2008/10/30/27661_opinion.htm


Melbourne Sustainability Drinks: October

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 1st, 2010

6 October , 2010
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Melbourne Sustainability Drinks has become one of Melbourne’s most highly regarded and successful monthly events. An open invitation is extended to all who are “passionate about sustainability”!  Our October guest speaker is Mark Ogge, Director of Beyond Zero Emissions. Mark is the initiator and key organiser of the Zero Carbon Australia project, and has implemented many of the projects that have shaped the organisation helping to make Beyond Zero Emissions one of the leading climate and energy solutions organisations in Australia.  The October door prize is kindly sponsored by Neco.

This event provides an opportunity to meet other people interested in creating a more sustainable world, exchange ideas and hear different perspectives about the social and environmental challenges we face. Come and meet a wide range of passionate people who are interested in making a positive difference.  It is non-sponsored (ie: you buy your own drinks!) and the atmosphere enables people to introduce themselves and feel comfortable with meeting new people and exchanging ideas. Please join us and invite your friends and colleagues who share the same values.

Due to the ever increasing popularity of the event, we are sometimes unable to accommodate people who do not RSVP.

Next Melbourne Sustainability Drinks: October 6th 2010
Please RSVP here.

Australian Stationary Energy Plan: 100% Renewable Energy in 10 Years

Posted in Events, Research by Mark Ogge on July 9th, 2010

Please join us for the launch of the Stationary Energy Plan, the culmination of over 12 months and thousands of hours of pro bono work by engineers, scientists and postgraduate students.  The plan is a collaboration between the climate solutions think tank Beyond Zero Emissions, and the University of Melbourne Energy Institute.  This plan is unique in Australia.  It has been put together in a collaborative way involving over 50 technical experts.

It is a detailed and costed blueprint for transitioning our stationary energy sector to 100% renewable energy in ten years. The technologies utilised in this plan are commercially available now.

This free public lecture will cover the details of the plan as well as the state of renewable energy in Australia more broadly. A panel discussion will follow the presentations.

Wednesday 14 July, 6-8pm
Basement Theatre, The Spot
198 Berkeley St, Carlton

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)

The full report will be made available for the first time on 14 July, free to download from the Beyond Zero Emissions website or hard copy for purchase.  A flyer for the lecture is available here.

For further information contact the Melbourne Energy Institute:
T: +61 3 8344 3519
F: +61 3 8344 7761
E: mei-info@unimelb.edu.au
W: www.energy.unimelb.edu.au

We hope you can join us for this important event.  No RSVP required.


Zero Carbon Australia: Stationary Energy Plan

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on February 26th, 2010

Beyond Zero Emissions Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan (ZCA 2020)

Preview presentation of our work detailing how Australia could go to 100% renewable electricity by 2020. ZCA 2020 is a project to develop a blueprint for the transition to a decarbonised Australian economy by 2020. It is a costed, detailed plan that utilises only existing, proven, commercialised technologies. The Stationary Energy Sector plan is the first sector plan of ZCA 2020. The Project draws on the enormous wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in the community and has been a collaborative effort. ZCA 2020 shows that the technology to achieve zero emissions already exists, we just need to get on with it! Come along for an opportunity to discuss this inspiring and empowering project.

When: 6.30pm, Monday 1 March
Cost: Gold coin donation
Event location: 2nd Floor, Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, VIC.

http://www.beyondzeroemissions.org/events/discussion-group