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Professor John Wiseman presents Post Carbon Pathways

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on November 28th, 2012

3 December , 2012
6:30 pmto8:00 pm
Post Carbon Pathways: Learning from the most innovative and promising post carbon economy transition plans and strategies

Professor John Wiseman is Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) at The University of Melbourne.

Professor Wiseman has recently returned to Australia following a period of travel meeting with and interviewing a wide range of leading researchers, policy makers and activists working on post carbon economy transition plans and strategies. This work is part of the broader Post Carbon Pathways project being undertaken with MSSI Research Fellow Taegen Edwards and Dr Kate Luckins. Professor Wiseman will share the key outcomes and learnings from this work.

The Post Carbon Pathways project aims to show that  transformational changes required to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions depend on broad recognition that alternative, more desirable futures and pathways are indeed possible. Post Carbon Pathways project aims to strengthen understanding of the actions needed to create rapid, large-scale transitions to a just and sustainable post carbon future.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 3 December 2012

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

Further reading:

http://www.sustainable.unimelb.edu.au/content/people/john_wiseman

http://www.postcarbonpathways.net.au/

Click Here for LIVE streaming of this event in HD720 video.


Revenge of the Electric Car: Film screening

Posted in Events by sashashtargot on July 31st, 2012

10 August , 2012
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

They’re on the road, seeking battery-powered vengeance: Revenge of the Electric Car is a new documentary narrated by Tim Robbins about electric vehicles to be shown in Melbourne on August 10.

The screening is hosted by the Alternative Technology Association’s  Melbourne & Geelong Electric Vehicle branches together with Beyond Zero Emissions.

If you’re curious about EVs or a big fan, come along and watch this 90 minute documentary!

When: Friday 10th August, 2012

Time: Arrive from 6:15pm onwards for a 7pm start

Where: The Banking Chamber Theatrette, Ground Floor, KPMG, 147 Collins St, Melbourne. (Disabled access via 161 Collins St)

Cost: $10. Pre-purchase tickets online at shop.ata.org.au


Repowering Port Augusta: BZE Discussion Group

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on June 25th, 2012

2 July , 2012
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

The monthly discussion group, focusing on solutions to climate change, is brought to you by Beyond Zero Emissions and our Zero Carbon Australia project partner, the Melbourne Energy Institute.

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At this critical time for South Australian energy policy, Beyond Zero Emissions has released the long-awaited Repowering Port Augusta report. This report presents the compelling economic and environmental case for why Port Augusta’s ageing coal-fired power stations should be replaced with concentrating solar thermal power (CST).

As with the Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan research collaboration with the University of Melbourne, this Port August blueprint is technically detailed, fully costed and backed up by rigorous research. Join us and support the future of Australia’s first solar thermal power plant with molten salt storage. For interstate participants, stay tuned for details of live streaming of this event.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 2 July 2012

Fritz Loewe 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 and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners, for joining us in bringing you this event.

Entry: Gold coin donation

Further reading:

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

http://repowerportaugusta.org/

http://beyondzeroemissions.org/blog/repowering-port-augusta-report-now-a…


Repowering Port Augusta: BZE Discussion Group

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on May 30th, 2012

4 June , 2012
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Energy is the master resource which drives our civilisation and underpins the operation of the buildings we live and work in. But how well do we really understand energy?   Richard Keech will explore some of the threshold technical issues and concepts of energy, particularly as they apply to buildings. Join us for this technical introduction to BZE’s Zero Carbon Australia (ZCA) 2020 Buildings Plan which will be released later this year.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 4 June 2012

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

Some areas explored are:

  • the distinction between heat and temperature
  • star rating systems
  • measuring the benefits of insulation and double glazing
  • the basics of AC power
  • measuring the contribution of solar PV
  • latent heat and the physics of heat pumps

Richard Keech has a Masters Degree in Engineering (Electronics/Digital), and a Masters Degree in Environment (Energy Efficiency).  He has contributed to the BZE ZCA 2020 Stationary Energy Plan and the up-coming BZE Buildings Plan.

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

Entry: Gold coin donation

Further reading:

http://beyondzeroemissions.org/buildings


Electric Vehicles and Sustainable Transport Infrastructure

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on March 26th, 2012

2 April , 2012
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Beyond Zero Emissions Discussion Group Guest:

Joan Manuel Fernandez Mendoza is PhD candidate from The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). His studies focus on the life cycle assessment of urban transport infrastructures.

He is researching different types of infrastructures required for different modes of transportation (i.e., sidewalks and urban squares for pedestrians/cyclists, streets for motorized vehicles, charging systems for electric vehicles, refuelling systems for conventional cars, etc). The aim is to develop guidelines and criteria for the promotion of sustainable and eco-friendly designs that minimize the environmental burden of the built environment of cities related with personal mobility. Joan will also share his experiences about living in Barcelona, a leader in urban form and sustainable city design.

6:30pm – 8pm,  Monday April 2

Entry: Gold coin donation

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

For more information about our guest, visit the Discussion Group on the Beyond Zero Emissions website.

Zero Carbon Australia (ZCA) Land Use Plan

Posted in Events, Research by Mark Ogge on February 1st, 2012

6 February , 2012
6:30 pmto8:00 pm


Photo by Tony Rodd via flickr CC

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

16% of Australia’s emissions are from land use change, forestry and agriculture. The Zero Carbon Australia (ZCA) Land Use, Forestry & Agriculture Plan considers changes to land use practices to minimise emissions. The project is managed by two full time staff, Chris Taylor – Research Director, and Adrian Whitehead – Project Coordinator. Come along to find out where the Land Use Plan is at and how you can get involved!

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 6 February 2012

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 and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for joining us in bringing you this event.

Entry: Gold coin donation

Further reading:

http://beyondzeroemissions.org/landuse

http://beyondzeroemissions.org/events/discussion/630-8pm-monday-4-july-g…

http://beyondzeroemissions.org/media/radio/bze-interview-gerard-wedderbu…

www.worldpreservationfoundation.org


The Gemasolar Plant Reaches 24 Hour Solar Power: Concentrated Solar Technology (CST)

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

7 November , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Santiago Arias is the Technical Director O&M of Torresol Energy which constructed the 19.9MW Gemasolar plant in Seville, Spain. Gemasolar is the world’s first plant to apply the salt thermal-storage system in a configuration with a central tower and an array of heliostats. Gemasolar reached 24 hours of uninterrupted production in June 2011.

This is the baseload concentrated solar power technology modelled by the Zero Carbon Australia 2020 Stationary Energy Plan to supply 60% of Australia’s stationary energy requirements.  Mr Arias will join us via Skype.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 7 November 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

Further reading:

http://www.sener.es/News/gemasolar-solar-power-plant-reaches-24-hours-of…

http://www.torresolenergy.com/TORRESOL/gemasolar-plant/en