The STC has a wide range of pratical suggestions about what you can do NOW about the high (and likely to get higher) fuel prices.
- Read this new STC brochure on 4 things you can do: 4_things_you_cando
Smart Company, 27 June 2008
On 31 December 1999, the Dow Jones closed at 11,497. Last night it closed at 11,453. That’s eight and a half years of zero capital growth by the greatest corporations in the Earth’s capitalist headquarters. During that period three bubbles have burst – internet, housing, and credit – and the United States began a war on terrorism that has drained both its treasury and its confidence.
International Herald Tribune, 26 June 2008
Prime Minister Gordon Brown called Thursday for Britain to invest 100 billion pounds to reduce its dependence on oil and meet European Union targets for developing renewable energy sources. Brown proposed spreading that expenditure over 12 years as the government attempts to meet a European Union target of producing 15 percent of the country's energy from renewable sources by 2020.
Reuters, 26 June 2008
The Japanese government hammered out steps on Thursday to help businesses and individuals cope with soaring energy prices, including footing some fuel costs for the fishing industry.
Bloomberg, 25 June 2008
The global economy would collapse if oil hit $200 a barrel, said the top energy analyst at Germany's largest bank.
CNN Money, 25 June 2008
High fuel prices have forced up airfare, pushing a Hawaiian vacation out of reach for many cash-strapped Americans.
Exchange Morning Post, 25 June 2008
Louisiana's governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law the Advanced Biofuel Industry Development Initiative, the most comprehensive and far-reaching state legislation in the United States, enacted to develop a statewide advanced biofuel industry. Louisiana is the first state to enact alternative transportation fuel legislation that includes a variable blending pump pilot program and a hydrous ethanol pilot program. The initiative wi
New York Times, 26 June 2008
On a dusty sun-baked field, in a ceremony presided over by a chanting Brahmin priest tossing water and rice, the Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor made a bold step into the Indian auto market.
New Zealand Herald, 25 June 2008
The [NZ] Automobile Association says motorists driving older cars without sophisticated fuel injection systems may be left in the cold by proposed biofuels legislation.
New York Times, 25 June 2008
When George Terrazas was mugged at gunpoint in this Mexican border city several months ago, he vowed never to return. That, however, was before gasoline hit $4 a gallon in his hometown, El Paso, just across the border.