Welcome to our Energy Matters video news section! Presented by Energy Matters team member Virginia, each week we cover some of the solar power and clean energy stories from Australia and around the world recently added to our renewable energy news section.

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December 24, 2010 – Episode 23

In this episode, Virginia covers a record year for rooftop solar power in Australia, the power asset sell-off in New South Wales, Queensland’s clean coal project found to be not viable at this point in time and a 150MW concentrated solar farm for California.

Australian Icon Joins The Solar Energy Revolution

National solar solutions provider Energy Matters recently installed a 6kW solar power system as a part of a long term commitment by Australia Post to minimize its carbon footprint.

December 14, 2010 – Episode 22

In this episode, Virginia covers farmer interest in solar farms in the UK, Queensland’s solar resources, Cancun Climate conference outcomes, more stringent solar power system installation inspections in Australia and Australia’s renewable energy investment potential.

Solar 2010 Canberra Conference Highlights

Interviews and highlights from the annual Solar 2010 conference, which occurred in Canberra on December 1 – 4. The conference was hosted by the Australian Solar Energy Society.

December 9, 2010 – Episode 21

Virginia covers recent changes to Australia’s solar credits scheme, Australian solar power jobs potential, a possible end to coal fired power generation in South Australia and ASI funds new CSIRO solar projects.

December 6, 2010 – Episode 20

Virginia covers outrage from solar supporters over claims solar is the cause of a $700 million blowout in electricity bills, Sydney Theatre Company switches on its Suntech Pluto rooftop solar farm, a carbon price won’t wreck Australia’s economy and the latest Australian Electricity Generation Technology Costs report.

November 25, 2010 – Episode 19

In this episode, Virginia covers covers solar power vs. coal and land use, the Clean Energy Council backs Brumby, 5.7 million dollars in funding for a Queensland solar farm and the Victorian Greens pledge to divert funds from coal to renewable energy.

November 23, 2010 – Episode 18

In this episode, Virginia covers what’s next for alternative energy, the era of cheap energy that never was, rooftop solar proves its worth, the Australian government announces climate change committees, solar power rebate criticism and Australia’s emission reduction policies study.

November 22, 2010 – Episode 17

In this episode, Virginia covers solar power grid parity on the horizon, a solar scientist shoots for payback, REC group celebrates 1 million solar panels produced at its Singapore plant, a US/Australia solar collaboration and Sanyo’s solar powered golf buggy trial..

Special report – NSW Solar Rally Interviews

Interviews with attendees of the recent rally in Sydney to protest slashing of the state’s solar feed in tariff. More on this story and other video here.

November 17, 2010 – Episode 16

In this episode, Virginia covers the slashing of New South Wales’ solar feed in tariff, more clean energy investment needed for developing nations and a renewed call for a national solar feed in tariff for Australia.

November 8, 2010 – Episode 15

In this episode, Virginia covers a solar fridge inventor’s Nobel recognition, the solar vision of Thomas Edison and Suntech increasing its North American presence.

Special report – solar rally

Solar supply representatives, installers, and industry body members gathered at the Sydney Town Hall last Friday to express their views on the NSW government’s decision to drastically reduce the state’s solar power feed in tariff from 60c to 20c. Read the full story here.

November 4, 2010 – Episode 14

In this episode, Virginia covers the Port Philip Business Excellence Awards, wind power desalination with a twist, Austrade promoting Australian clean technology in the USA, India hosting an international renewable energy conference and Energy Matters rebrands for the solar power revolution.

November 1, 2010 – Episode 13

In this episode, Virginia covers from super soaker to super solar power, solar panel roads coming soon, Australia falling behind on carbon pollution pricing, Obama, Mythbusters and Archimedes’ solar death ray and renewable energy avoids UK austerity measures.

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October 28, 2010 – Episode 12

In this episode, Virginia covers  National Solar Jobs Census 2010, South Korea’s major renewable energy investment, Bosch’s solar bike, Australia’s carbon tax advisory board and Sanyo’s new 1 megawatt solar farm.

October 25, 2010 – Episode 11

In this episode, Virginia covers a major solar park announced for South Africa, NSW opposition calls for an end to the solar bonus scheme, Sanyo HIT solar panels to power some Ikea stores and Google splashes into wind power.

October 19, 2010 – Episode 10

In this episode, Virginia covers Energy Matters’ appeal for a fair go for solar households, Broadcast Australia’s  renewable energy site and solar power not to blame for rising electricity prices.

October 14, 2010 – Episode 9

In this episode, Virginia covers solar power owners being penalised by electricity retailers, solar power to reappear on the White House and old solar panels that won’t die.

October 11, 2010 – Episode 8

Virginia covers Solar power to the people of India, Scotland aims for 80% renewable energy by 2020, Australian geothermal energy project, Johnson and Johnson’s new solar farm and a solar forecasting system under development.

October 7, 2010 – Episode 7

In this episode, Virginia covers Ontario wind and solar projects, Greenpeace slams banks’ coal investment, Germany to remain a solar powerhouse, a solar powered aquatic robot and Australia’s green loans program.

October 4, 2010 – Episode 6

In this episode, Virginia covers solar cells taking a leaf from plants, a possible carbon tax for Australia, solar powered hemp bodied electric cars and new life for electric car batteries.

September 30, 2010 – Episode 5

In this episode, Virginia covers changes to the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme, the opening of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, City of Sydney’s major solar project, California’s new renewable energy target and more.

September 16, 2010 – Episodes 3 and 4

This week, Virginia covers UK feed in tariff progress, solar power from jellyfish, a solar water purifier, solar power incentives for rural Australians, Peak Oil, call for a national feed tariff, USW demands green jobs, questionable solar power marketing practices, Tasmania’s electricity price hikes and more

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September 9, 2010 – Episodes 1 and 2

This week, Virginia covers the Clean Energy Council’s call for a carbon price, renewable energy and bushfire safety, REC Solar’s awards win, Johnson & Johnson Medical’s new massive rooftop solar array in Sydney, NASA’s plans to hurl a solar panel toward the sun, Archimedes’ fabled solar powered death ray and much more.

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