PostCarbon Institute, 24 September 2008
I’m just back from the excellent ASPO USA conference in Sacramento, where (among many other fascinating conversations) I enjoyed an illuminating discussion with a couple of air transport officials whose names and organizational affiliations shall remain confidential.
Daily Telegraph, 29 September 2008
THE $12 billion North West Metro should be scrapped and replaced with a bus transitway or "autotrams", according to a radical new proposal before the [NSW] Government.
Mr HARTSUYKER (3.39 pm)—My question is to the Assistant Treasurer. Is the minister aware that Google now offers a free petrol price tracker site which allows motorists to search for the cheapest petrol in a given area? In light of this development, will the government abandon its plans to spend over $20 million of public money on its much maligned Fuelwatch scheme?
The Age, 26 September 2008
WHILE the world has quite rightly been consumed by the issues on credit markets, an insidious problem is creeping up on us that could affect the world for decades. There could be ongoing food shortages that go well beyond current concerns on food security, and which will result in regional unrest and conflict.
Financial Times, 25 September 2008
The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a $25bn package of low-cost loans to help hard-pressed [US] carmakers and their suppliers finance plant modernisation at a time of restricted access to public capital markets.
The world's oceans were once thought to possess an inexhaustible bounty of food, but those days are long gone.
You would think trains do less damage to the environment than buses, right? All those nasty bus exhaust emissions and all. But how do they actually stack up against each other once you do the numbers and bring in the scientists? Believe it or not, buses and trains use the same amount of energy throughout their life. And in some circumstances, cars are also in the same ballpark!
The Australian, 19 September 2008
WORKING families living on the edges of Australia's urban sprawl are generating up to 10 times more greenhouse emissions in their cars than those from the inner city, according to new research.
The supporters of the Conservation Council and Sustainable Transport Coalition have not taken up all the tickets allocated to them. So we are now offering a limited number of tickets at $66 on a first come first served basis. Please let people know and ask them to call Rhonda on 9420 7266 (w) to book their seats before this allocation runs out. Or contact Conference Coordinator David Bennett on firstname.lastname@example.org
New Scientist, 11 September 2008
LOCAL or imported? Conventional or organic? Can you make choices that will keep your diet healthy and reduce your carbon footprint? Is it possible to eat green? Does it even matter?