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Energy Matters Video News - September 16, 2010

 

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Energy Matters Video NewsPresented by Energy Matters team member Virginia, each week we cover renewable energy highlights from Australia and around the world recently added to our renewable energy news section.
  
This week, Virginia covers UK feed in tariff progress, solar power incentives for rural Australians, Peak Oil,  questionable solar power marketing practices, Tasmania's electricity price hikes and much more.
   
 


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Part 2
   

In this week's episodes:
    
- A UK report shows over 9,000 renewable energy systems installed in the country are now participating in the UK’s feed in tariff scheme.
    
- US company Spectra Watermakers has unveiled a solar powered water purification device 
    
- Australian government incentives for both grid connect and stand alone power systems for folks in the bush.
   
- The WA Sustainable Energy Association has called on the new government to work with the Council of Australian Governments to develop a national gross feed in tariff
   
- A leaked report from a German military think tank predicts peak oil may occur this year.
   
- A research team at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg has isolated the protein that makes the bioluminescent jellyfish Aequorea victoria glow in the dark.
   
- One of America's most powerful unions, the United Steel Workers Union, is accusing China of unfairly cornering the world renewable energy manufacturing market by using protectionist and anti-competitive trade practices.
   
-  As of last week, Australia finally has a new government – Labor. So what does this mean for Australia’s solar power industry?

- As is the case with most states in Australia, Tasmania is now also facing a series of hikes in electricity costs, the first only months away.

- Energy Matters co-founder Max Sylvester questions marketing strategies such as the inclusion of energy sucking appliances as bonuses to entice people to buy solar
    
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