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Energy Matters Video News - Episode 24 - February 23, 2011


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Energy Matters Video News
Presented by Energy Matters team member Virginia, we take a look at some of the stories from Australia and around the world recently added to our renewable energy news section.

In our first episode for 2011, Virginia covers Energy Matters' flood appeal donation, solar power systems and house fires, the Solar Flagships program saved from the chopping block and the expansion of the A.C.T's solar feed in tariff program.

In this episode:

- Energy Matters helped raise over $5,000 through a donation matching initiative for the Queensland Premierís disaster relief appeal to assist the state's flood affected areas. Read more.

- South Australiaís Metropolitan Fire Service and Country Fire Service have released an official statement concerning how houses with solar systems will be treated in a fire situation and in doing so, extinguishing another solar power myth. Read more.

- The federal governmentís Solar Flagships program will no longer be axed to help pay for the Queensland flood recovery efforts. Read more.

- The ACTís solar feed in tariff program has been expanded to include larger solar farms and provide better access to the scheme for cooperatives, renters and community groups. Read more.

More details on these stories and many more can be viewed in our renewable energy news section. For previous episodes, visit the Energy Matters Video News archive. For news on the run, don't forget to check out our new mobile news service!



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