New York Times, 30 October 2008
Berliners turned out on Thursday to say their goodbyes to historic Tempelhof Airport, to share a few memories and to protest its closing one last time. Two vintage airplanes, a DC-3 and a Junkers Ju-52, took off shortly before midnight as the final flights from the airport, which had been the focus of a legal battle that went on for several years.
The ICLEI Oceania Bulletin for October-November 2008 is now online:
The Guardian, 31 October 2008
The [UK] price of petrol at the pump is not falling as fast as the price of oil from peak levels over the summer, according to Guardian analysis. The average pump price is falling by about a penny every five days but still has 5.8p a litre to drop if it is to catch up with recent sharp declines in the price of oil.
Radio NZ, 29 October 2008
Three Pacific Islands Forum countries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the bulk procurement of fuel. Nauru, Tuvalu and the Cook Islands have committed to the Pacific Petroleum project.
Saudi Gazette, 30 October 2008
Saudi Aramco expects the global credit crunch to affect joint-financing projects in transportation, distribution and refining areas, a senior company official said.
The Oil Drum, 30 October 2008
Earlier this year a company called Coskata caught my attention after GM made a much-publicized investment. Coskata claims that their process "brings the first practical cellulosic opportunity to the market" and t