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Emissions Reduction Actions

"All-In Solution"

The Transition to Zero Emissions

Investors expect the companies they invest in to address their contribution to rising global emissions.

The Transition Needs Businesses

Businesses can impact emissions reductions through their consumption, investment and advocacy. Businesses can move their operations away from high-emissions processes or inputs to zero-emissions alternatives, and transition their workforces to be developing low-emissions products and services. 

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Actions for Businesses

Energy Audit

Find an expert to help your business save energy and money. These companies are pre-qualified by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage and can support your energy projects.

Contact SCORE

Do you own a business in the Southern Highlands? Do you have a factory or office building that could benefit from solar panels on the roof space? Do you have some solar, but would like more and can't justify the additional expense? Could part of your work site host a solar installation? Whether owner or tenant, you could save significantly on your energy bills. Contact Southern Highlands Community Organisation Renewable Energy (SCORE) for more details.

Energy Efficient Businesses

To build an energy efficient business, you need to know what equipment is using the most energy and how to manage it better. Energy NSW practical guides will help you identify potential energy savings across different technologies and industries.

Switch

Switch to a local ethical energy supplier Why? “Switching to ethical electricity is a powerful way to significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Compare ‘greenest’ energy companies at the Green Electricity Guide ranking chart

Divest

Change to ethical, fossil-fuel free investments. Change from banks who invest in fossil fuels. Check out Market Forces website

Electric Vehicles

If the workplace has a fleet of vehicles, use the most energy-efficient models possible, such as electric cars.

Energy Efficient Buildings

Check out this guide which acts as a practical reference for the design of high-performance, low-carbon commercial buildings. The target audience is everyone involved in the creation of new commercial buildings, from architects, consultants and designers, to developers and owners. The guide delves into the technical details of many issues but is suitable for anyone wanting to explore low-carbon building design.

Guide to low carbon commercial buildings – retrofit

Building owners and managers and their commercial tenants are increasingly recognising that adopting energy efficiency, renewable energy and other sustainable practises in commercial buildings makes good business sense. The benefits of “decarbonizing” commercial buildings include lower energy bills, and greater staff productivity and happier customers thanks to healthier indoor environments.

Circular Economy

A circular economy is proposed by many as essential move to achieving a zero-carbon economy. In a zero- carbon economy there is value in keeping resources ‘in the loop’ and maintaining their value (i.e., recirculating, reusing, repairing or remanufacturing resources)

Procurement

Industry leaders, academics and governments have reached a broad consensus that social and environmental factors are inseparable from economic success. The close connection between financial goals and social and environmental goals, where they are internalised into the procurement process, is a prerequisite for success over the long term.

R&D

The world needs to spend $US50 trillion ($73 trillion) on five areas of technology by 2050 to slash emissions and meet the Paris Agreement's goal of curbing global warming, Morgan Stanley analysts wrote in a report. To reduce net emissions of carbon to zero, the world would have to eradicate the equivalent of 53.5 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide a year, according to the report, which identified renewable energy, electric vehicles, hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, and biofuels as the key technologies that could help meet the target.

Advocacy

The Business Council of Sustainable Development Australia BCSD Australia is a CEO-led organisation of more than 40 Australian businesses and non-governmental bodies working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and acting on climate change. ​

Business Renewable Centre

The Business Renewables Centre Australia (BRC-A) is a member-based platform that streamlines and accelerates corporate purchasing of large-scale wind and solar energy and storage. In Australia, many leading ‘first mover’ organisations have already realised financial benefits and delivered on renewable energy and carbon emission reduction targets via corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).

BZE Research

Partner with
Beyond Zero Emissions

Electrifying The Manufacturing State

The next industrial revolution is coming as the world swiftly moves to a zero carbon economy. New energy sources have long been essential to economic growth. Today, the new source of energy is cheap wind and solar. 

Businesses and manufacturers all over the world are racing to replace fossil fuels with renewables. With our unparalleled resources in solar and wind, Victoria is in the ideal position to capitalise on this moment in history. 

Beyond Zero Emissions’ award winning Electrifying Industry plan shows that by switching to renewable electricity it is possible to double manufacturing efficiency, harnessing the power of the sector to drive productivity growth, innovation, exports and create high-quality Victorian jobs.

Electrifying Industry explores the potential of five categories of electrical heating technology:

  1. industrial heat pumps
  2. electromagnetic heating – infrared; induction and microwaves
  3. electric furnaces – resistance, arc and plasma
  4. renewable hydrogen produced by electrolysis
  5. heat storage – storing electricity as heat.
“It’s black and white – if industrial emissions are not resolved, we won’t meet our Paris commitments.”
Hugh Grossman
executive director of RepuTex (energy consultancy).

Partner with Beyond Zero Emissions

Closing the knowledge gap

BZE are available to run seminars and talks with key stakeholders in community, business, government and industry. We can do this in partnership with local teams and tailor our subject matter to address local issues. 

Our publications, radio shows and social media channels are ideal platforms for our partners to share new knowledge about electrifying industry and low emissions projects.

 

To engage with our business and industry program please contact Heidi Lee.