Energy Matters Video News – Episode 19 – November 25, 2010

Presented by Energy Matters team member Virginia, twice a week we cover some of the stories from Australia and around the world recently added to our renewable energy news section.
     
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.

In this episode:
          
– The Clean Energy Council has thrown its support behind the Victorian Labor Government ahead of this month’s state election, after a new report found Coalition policies would hamper development of renewable resources. Read more.
     
– The Queensland Government announced it will invest up to 5.7 million dollars in a solar farm which will export electricity into the Mount Isa Electricity Network. Read more.
     
– A column posted on the environmental website Grist claims that coal-fired power stations take up around twenty percent more land to produce a gigawatt of energy than solar power does. Read more.
  
– The Victorian Greens say they are against a proposed coal-fired power station in the Latrobe Valley and would put the money into renewable projects instead. 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!