Beyond Zero Emissions’ contribution to addressing climate change has been recognised in the Australian senate.
During his speech on the Clean Energy Future bills, Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam had this to say about Matthew Wright and the Beyond Zero Emissions researchers who contributed to the Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy plan:
'I want to pay particular tribute to Matthew Wright and the team from Beyond Zero emissions for showing us that it can be done. Maybe the model for 100 per cent renewable Australia will not be precisely as they have proposed, but they have taken the bold step of just doing the engineering work that should really have been done by state and federal governments and putting a serious challenge on the table in front of policy makers to say, 'The engineers and the technologists say this can be done. Over to you, policy makers, make it happen.''