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US business airline Eos goes bust

BBC News, 27 April 2008

US business-class airline Eos has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it will cease operating flights by Monday. The firm said it had "insufficient cash to continue operations" after failing to win an investment that would have sustained the firm until 2009.

Right-wing pundits, Jeremy Leggett, Bill Clinton, and peak oil

Straight, 25 April 2008

For years, right-wing journalists have been dismissing peak-oil theory as a bunch of hogwash.  The Economist magazine's environment and energy correspondent Vijay Vaitheeswaran poked fun at a group of petroleum geologists that he dubbed the "Depletion Doomsday Gang" in his 2003 book Power to the People.  It prophesized an energy-rich future that would transform the world.

Bicycle-Sharing Program to Be First of Kind in U.S.

New York Times, 27 April 2008

Starting next month, people here will be able to rent a bicycle day and night with the swipe of a membership card. A new public-private venture called SmartBike DC will make 120 bicycles available at 10 spots in central locations in the city. The automated program, which district officials say is the first of its kind in the nation, will operate in a similar fashion to car-sharing programs like Zipcar.

GasHole: Dirty Oil and the Biofuel Myth

Huffington Post, 26 April 2008

This week marked the world premiere of GasHole, a new documentary film (narrated by Peter Gallagher) about the history of oil prices and the future of alternative fuels.

Producers to discuss “gas OPEC”, Iran says

Forbes, 27 April 2008

Representatives from natural gas producing countries meeting this week will discuss forming an OPEC-style grouping, an Iranian official said on Sunday, a move opposed by the United States and the

Oil May Hit $200 as Refiners Buy Costlier Crude, Verleger Says

Bloomberg, 25 April 2008

Crude oil may rise to $200 a barrel by the end of the year as refiners increase purchases of low- sulfur oil to make diesel fuel, economist

Environmental Cost of Shipping Groceries Around the World

New York Times, 26 April 2008

Cod caught off Norway is shipped to China to be turned into filets, then shipped back to Norway for sale. Argentine lemons fill supermarket shelves on the Citrus Coast of Spain, as local lemons rot on the ground. Half of Europe’s peas are grown and packaged in Kenya.

Goodbye SUV, hello small cars

CNN Money, 27 April 2008

Scott Piechocinski roamed the rows of a CarMax dealership in Charlotte, N.C., on a recent afternoon, searching for something small to replace his son's 2001 Nissan Pathfinder sport/utility vehicle. He's not alone: As gas prices marched higher and now top $3.50 per gallon across the nation, car buyers across the country increasingly are abandoning SUVs and pickups in favor of smaller crossovers and cars. "Fuel is money," Piechoci

Food vs fuel: Let free markets work

Economic Times, 26 April 2008

Co-warriors and peak oil theorists always knew

Gas station loses 1,500 gallons to thieves

Monterey County Herald, 26 April 2008

It's a headline that's easy to gloss over: Thieves knock off a gas station at night and make off with money and merchandise. But when the Valero station on Mt. Diablo Boulevard was hit earlier this month, the details didn't fit the standard crime.