Energy Bulletin, 27 August 2008
It is now widely recognized that Mexico’s Cantarell, the second most productive oil field in the world, is in terminal decline. Adrian Lajous, former CEO of the state-owned oil company, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has bluntly described the situation: “Cantarell has peaked and has started its decline.”
Bloomberg, 26 August 2008
Predicting energy prices is “more difficult'' now because of the lack of sufficient information from emerging economies, the head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.
PostCarbon, 26 August 2008
In just two years we’ve gone from a film documentary called Who Killed the Electric Car? to an article in Canada’s Globe and Mail titled Who Reviv
MSNBC, 27 August 2008
Looking up at a list of delayed trains at Boston's crowded South Station on a summer afternoon, Peter Pesis asks why passenger trains in the United States are so slow, so crowded and so prone to delays.
Christian Science Monitor, 25 August 2008
Like many Americans, Tara Collins hadn't bicycled much since middle school. That changed this year when she started paying $50 to fill up her gas tank. Since early July Ms. Collins has been biking to her job in San Francisco. Now she's sitting in Bert Hill's bicycle safety course – along with 31 others – after a close shave with a van.
New York Times, 27 August 2008
The city has drastically cut the number of free parking permits it gives to city employees, including teachers. So how else are civil servants supposed to get to work? On Wednesday, city officials said they would expand secure bicycle parking for employees at five municipal buildings in Lower Manh
www.inmycommunity.com.au, 27 August 2008
SOME 25 per cent of cyclists admitted to Royal Perth Hospital’s trauma unit last year risked serious injury by flouting the law requiring the compulsory use of helmets by riders. Figures released by Royal Perth Hospital revealed that the number of cyclists treated for injuries caused by road accidents had increased by about 15 per cent since 2006.
Herald Sun, 26 August 2008
THE number of people fed up with the public transport system has never been higher, the Brumby Government's own figures show. As record numbers of commuters cram the system, almost half of train travellers aren't happy, with the satisfaction rate at just 57.5 per cent.
New York Times, 25 August 2008
During the glory days of big pickups and sport utility vehicles, one automaker steadfastly refused to join the party. Despite the huge profits that its competitors were minting by making larger vehicles, Honda Motor
MSNBC, 24 August 2008
Automakers plan to urge Congress to support funding up to $50 billion in low-interest loans over three years to help them modernize their assembly plants and develop next-generation fuel-efficient vehicles.