7 episodes

Net Zero is a growing ambition for many businesses. But the path to reach there can feel somewhat daunting and anything but simple. Join us as we delve into the process of transitioning to renewable energy and emissions reduction from the very beginning. Exploring the ins and outs of making the switch with industry experts and businesses who are already on their way. 
 
In this six-part series about business decarbonisation, we unpack some of the ways you can begin to transition to renewable energy and lower your carbon footprint. We begin with how decarbonisation can benefit your business and where to start your decarbonisation journey before digging into renewable energy solutions like solar and battery storage. We also explore switching to electric vehicles and fleets before finally digging into carbon offsets and their role in reaching net zero. 
 
Our host Taylor Hawkins explores a path forward through conversations with a range of guests. From industry advisors in the decarbonisation space and experts on renewable energy to the business leaders who are already on their decarbonisation journey. Join us as we explore how to not just survive but thrive through the transition. 
 
This is produced in Australia and is relevant to the Australian energy market. 

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The Net Zero Path For Business Presented by AGL

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Net Zero is a growing ambition for many businesses. But the path to reach there can feel somewhat daunting and anything but simple. Join us as we delve into the process of transitioning to renewable energy and emissions reduction from the very beginning. Exploring the ins and outs of making the switch with industry experts and businesses who are already on their way. 
 
In this six-part series about business decarbonisation, we unpack some of the ways you can begin to transition to renewable energy and lower your carbon footprint. We begin with how decarbonisation can benefit your business and where to start your decarbonisation journey before digging into renewable energy solutions like solar and battery storage. We also explore switching to electric vehicles and fleets before finally digging into carbon offsets and their role in reaching net zero. 
 
Our host Taylor Hawkins explores a path forward through conversations with a range of guests. From industry advisors in the decarbonisation space and experts on renewable energy to the business leaders who are already on their decarbonisation journey. Join us as we explore how to not just survive but thrive through the transition. 
 
This is produced in Australia and is relevant to the Australian energy market. 

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    1. What is the path to net zero & why should you care?

    1. What is the path to net zero & why should you care?

    With all the challenges your business can face, why should you worry about decarbonisation too? We’ll be delving into the reasons to act, chatting to Franziska Curran from climate change advisory firm Anthesis about everything, from navigating net zero targets and new legislation to changing consumer mindsets. Plus, a special feature from logistics giant Linfox on how they’re trying to lead in business decarbonisation and why. 
      
    This episode is hosted by Taylor Hawkins and presented by AGL. 
      
    Visit the podcast website for more information including episode transcript: https://www.agl.com.au/netzeropathforbusiness
    Learn more about Australia’s NGER Scheme: https://bit.ly/clean-energy-regulator-gov  
    Check out the Greenhouse Gas Protocol’s Scope 3 Framework: https://bit.ly/ghg-protocol  
      
    Produced by The Peers Project. Visit thepeersproject.com to learn more.  

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    • 22 min
    2. Where to begin

    2. Where to begin

    So, you’ve decided to make a change. What’s next? We’re taking a closer look at the very first step every business should take: understanding your impact. Once you have a clear view of your footprint and the highest carbon cost areas, you can start to make a decarbonisation plan that works for your situation and resources. In this episode, we sit with Grant Raja the Principal Consultant from specialist energy consultancy Northmore Gordon to talk about what’s really involved in an energy audit and the potential benefits for businesses. Plus, hear from Hunter Water about what they gained from going through the audit process.  
      
    This episode is hosted by Taylor Hawkins and presented by AGL. 
      
    Visit the podcast website for more information including episode transcript: https://www.agl.com.au/netzeropathforbusiness
      
    Produced by The Peers Project. Visit thepeersproject.com to learn more. 

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 29 min
    3. How (and when) to go solar

    3. How (and when) to go solar

    Living in one of the sunniest places on earth, going solar is a pretty appealing way to decarbonise. But what are the considerations for you as a business? And is it possible to make the switch to solar panels without costing you a lot of money? Today we explore the transition to solar energy with Josh Bower from AGL. Together, we discuss how to decide what system is right for your business, the incentives out there right now, things you should know before installing and what goes into best-practice maintenance. Plus, hear from the team at The Salvation Army on their original motivation for installing solar and what inspires them to continue down their path to decarbonisation. 
      
    This episode is hosted by Taylor Hawkins and presented by AGL. 
    Visit the podcast website for more information including episode transcript: https://www.agl.com.au/netzeropathforbusiness
    Learn more about the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme: https://bit.ly/3xP0fr6  
    Learn more about the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target: https://bit.ly/3W1eGlZ  
    Check out all the Australian government incentives available: https://bit.ly/443oXQP  
      
    Produced by The Peers Project. Visit thepeersproject.com to learn more.   

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 24 min
    4. The power of batteries & microgrids

    4. The power of batteries & microgrids

    So, you've installed solar. Now what? This episode explores the next frontier of renewable energy: batteries, virtual power plants and microgrids. Battery storage is one of the best ways to get the most out of solar, whether you're storing it for your own use later or offering it up to the grid to be used by others. We talk with General Manager Electrification & Innovation at AGL, Jane Butler, about virtual power plants and stand-alone grids: how they work, their role in energy efficiency, when they’re right for your business, and what they could save you in the long run. Plus, a bonus segment with CEO James Diliberto from the engineering group AZZO on some systems they’ve installed and the results. 
      
    This episode is hosted by Taylor Hawkins and presented by AGL.  
    Visit the podcast website for more information including episode transcript: https://www.agl.com.au/netzeropathforbusiness
    Check out the EEC’s Clean Energy Clean Demand 2023 Report: https://bit.ly/3JjD6Qe  
    Learn more about engineering group AZZO: azzo.com 
      
    Produced by The Peers Project. Visit thepeersproject.com to learn more. 

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 32 min
    5. To EV or not to EV (and how)

    5. To EV or not to EV (and how)

    Rising fuel costs and net zero targets are making many consider switching to an EV. But what does driving electric look like in this country? In this episode, we look at the current state of charging and when it’s worth it for businesses to switch to an EV fleet for their decarbonisation. We’ll be asking Head of E-Mobility at AGL, Mabelle Reyes to unpack the options available for those looking to switch, digging into the benefits and considerations for electric vehicles and tips on how to make the transition as easy and painless as possible. Plus, a special appearance by BP Pulse to shed some light on EV adoption around the world and the future of charging here in Australia. 
      
    This episode is hosted by Taylor Hawkins and presented by AGL. 
      
    Visit the podcast website for more information including episode transcript: https://www.agl.com.au/netzeropathforbusiness
    Learn more about the Australian government’s Electric Car Exemption: https://bit.ly/electric-car-exemptions-au  
      
    Produced by The Peers Project. Visit thepeersproject.com to learn more. 

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 40 min
    6. Does carbon offsetting have a role to play?

    6. Does carbon offsetting have a role to play?

    We’re tackling one of the least understood spaces in decarbonisation: carbon offsetting for businesses. Do we really need it to achieve net zero? We sit down with Kurt Winter from the Carbon Market Institute to discuss offsetting – the terminology that surrounds this space and, of course, its potential role in the path to net zero. We unpack the changing landscape of carbon credits, how you can stay on top of it all as a business and chart a path that will actually make a difference. 
      
    This episode is hosted by Taylor Hawkins and presented by AGL. 
    Visit the podcast website for more information including episode transcript: https://www.agl.com.au/netzeropathforbusiness
    Learn more about Carbon Market Institute: carbonmarketinstitute.org 
    Read the 2022 NAB/Deloitte Report: https://nab.co/4b1sUI9  
    Read the research on carbon credits and their impact on decarbonisation speed: https://bit.ly/3Jka8zV  
    Check out the Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Markets: https://icvcm.org/  
    Take a look at the Core Carbon Principles: https://icvcm.org/core-carbon-principles/  
       
    Produced by The Peers Project. Visit thepeersproject.com to learn more.   

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Sarahforbes ,

Everyone on biz should listen!

A fantastic podcast helping inspire business owners to explore their impact and reflect on what they can change. It tackles the important issues we should all be talking about 👍 loved it

emma-1313 ,

Great series!

What a great series! Very insightful with plenty of key takeaways and food for thought. Great advice for navigating the complexities for individuals and businesses.

LL_3675 ,

Incredibly relevant and much needed

insigntful convos from industry experts, and such an important topic that rightfully calls for much needed attention and dedication. this is brilliant!

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