BNet Energy, 28 July 2009
Valero Energy may slow production and keep its Aruba refinery plant closed as it prepares to weather a storm of continued weakened global demand, narrowing diesel and jet fuel margins and lower sour crude discounts. The U.S. oil refiner’s second-quarter earnings fell to a loss of $254 million, or 48 cents
BNet Energy, 30 July 2009
Those wishing for immediate government support of all forms of green energy technology are forewarned: Once a technology is government-supported, it may be nearly impossible to get rid of, even if it proves not to be a great option. That’s the case with hydrogen, for which Department of Energy secretary Steven Chu has just tried, and failed to cut back funding.
BNet Energy, 29 July 2009
The consultant firm McKinsey & Co. issued a new report that tells us a lot about what we already know: energy efficiency is the cheapest way to cut greenhouse gas emissions; and a web of barriers — yup, that includes you, me and your neighbor with the le
AlterNet, 28 July 2009
A new study predicts that global warming will increase far faster over the next five years than previous predictions due to increased solar activity and the El Nino southern hemisphere oscillation cycle.
New York Times, 10 June 2009
This is a story not about Amtrak but about trains, and the problem with any story about trains in America is that you often find yourself thinking about Amtrak, and you often find yourself thinking about how nice it would b
Yahoo! News, 28 July 2009
Higher speed limits led to about 12,500 more deaths on US roads between 1995 and 2005, a new study in the American Journal of Public Health shows.
Scientific American, 24 July 2009
As government agencies and corporations scramble to cut expenses, one idea gaining widespread attention involves cutting something most employees wouldn't mind losing: work on Fridays.
Hon Alison Xamon referred to the comment “managing heavy vehicle freight movement to major industrial and intermodal sites,” and to the related note on page 409 that “The amount of freight to be transported is expected to increase at about 3.5 per cent per annum, resulting in a doubling of freight over the next 20 years,” and asked: What are the G
Hon Lynn MacLaren asked: What is the State funding component? When will the Commonwealth funding component be determined? As this highway has yet to earn environmental approval, on what road design did the government base its costing of $166M over the four years of the budget estimates and forward estimates?
The Guardian, 27 July 2009
London 2012 organisers that, if nothing else, they could make the trains run on time. The first timed run of the Javelin train that will ferry 25,000 visitors an hour from St Pancras to the new Olympic Park slid into its destination 15 seconds within its claimed journey time of seven minutes.