Energy Matters Video News – Episode 23 – December 24, 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 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.

In this episode:
          
– The Clean Energy Council’s (CEC) Clean Energy Australia 2010 report states more rooftop solar power was installed in Australia between January and October this year than for the entire decade previous. Read more.
     
Greens NSW MP John Kaye says NSW’s finances, the environment and households will be severely impacted by what he called the Keneally government’s “reckless power privatisation”. Read more.
     
– The Queensland Government has announced that the ZeroGen “clean coal” project will not be going ahead at this point in time. Read more.
  
SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of utility-scale solar power projects, has received approval from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to build and operate of the Rice Solar Energy Project. 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!