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GreenHunter Puts ‘For Sale’ Sign on Biodiesel Refinery

BNet Energy, 24 June 2009

GreenHunter Energy has joined the growing list of U.S. biodiesel companies struggling with European tariffs on exports and low oil prices. Just last year the company opened a massive biodiesel refinery in Texas — considered the largest in the U.S. — capable of producing 105 million gallons a year. Now that same refinery, located along the Houston Ship Channel, may be sold.

Energy heavies back geothermal sources

The Australian, 22 June 2009

ENERGY giants Origin and AGL have been busy beefing up their wind-farm portfolios in recent months in preparation for the upgraded Renewal Energy Target — should it make its way through parliament. But perhaps the most revealing aspects of presentations both companies made last week was their faith in geothermal energy as a significant source of base-load power in the future.

New train, tram operators for Melbourne

The Age, 25 June 2009

The appointment of new operators for Melbourne's train and tram networks will not bring about major service improvements unless the State Government invests more money, a peak transport users group says. Public Transport Users Association president Daniel Bowen said Connex had become a scapegoat for the networks' failures, which were mainly due to a lack of Government infrastructure investment.

All-Electric Smart Cars Announced for the UK!

Inhabitat, 23 June 2009

After a successful series of trials in London, Daimler

IEA says potential for oil supply crunch by 2014

Financial Post, 23 June 2009

Oil markets may face a supply crunch by 2014 if global GDP growth hits 5% in the coming years, the head of the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.

Toyota plans fuel-cell car by 2015

Yahoo! News, 23 June 2009

Toyota Motor, the world's top automaker, plans to roll out a fuel-cell car by 2015 in its push to stay ahead in the global race for green autos, vice president Masatami Takimoto said. His comments came at a shareholders' meeting at Toyota headquarters in

Oil at $200 Means Fewer Chinese Imports, More Jobs

Bloomberg, 23 June 2009

If Jeff Rubin is right, traders can b

US to loan $5.9 bln to Ford, $1.6 bln to Nissan

Yahoo! News, 23 June 2009

The US government will loan 5.9 billion dollars to Ford Motor Co. and 1.6 billion dollars to Japanese automaker Nissan to invest in improving the

Report highlights road danger

ABC, 16 June 2009

Poorer nations compromise the majority of road deaths despite having less than half of the world's registered vehicles, according to a new report. The World Health Organization study found that almost half of the estimated 1.27 million people who die each year in road accidents are pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists, and t

Clear directions for future of Perth and Peel regions

WA Government, 24 June 2009

A new strategy for land-use planning which will shape the future of the Perth and Peel regions for the next 20 years has been released for public comment today. The new draft framework ‘Directions 2031’ was released by Planning Minister John Day at a Perth function attended by 300 planning industry