The Independent, 27 July 2009
More rail companies will be allowed to walk away from their obligations and leave taxpayers with the bill for running their unprofitable rail services unless the Government makes radical changes to its "muddled" franchising system, MPs have warned. In a devastating assessment of Britain's rail network, a report by the Commons transport committee said the second collapse of the East Co
Sydney Morning Herald, 27 July 2009
You, reader, live in a primitive city. In a hundred years from now, the society we are building will look back and marvel at how little we really understood about the world we have constructed for ourselves. We are stewing in our own juices.
Crikey, 27 July 2009
Climate change is already having major effects on Pacific Island states, according to a new report from Oxfam, which looked at mitigation and adaptation strategies in the region and assistance from Australia and New Zealand.
The Australian, 27 July 2009
IT'S hard to comprehend, Martin Ferguson said last week. The federal Minister for Resources and Energy was referring to the fact that, in the next decade, China will bring on line about 1000 average-sized coal-fired power stations, equivalent to 34 times Australia's present coal-burning generation capacity.
In March 2009 the the San Francisco Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force published its report on the city's vulnerability to peak oil and gas. The report acknowledges the threat to San Francisco from peak oil and gas and includes a raft of recommendations. The Task Force Members will present their findings to members of the Board of Supervisors’ Government Oversight and Audit Committee on Thursday, July 23.
Cutting Edge, 22 July 2009
The events of recent months have exposed the differing approaches to energy as practiced by China and the US. China has lent Brazilian oil giant Petrobras US $10 billion to further its offshore exploration work in return for a flow of oil equaling 160,000 b/d.
The Guradian, 21 July 2009
One of Britain's busiest rail lines is to be electrified in a move that will introduce greener and more reliable services for millions of passengers. The government is finalising plans to transform the Great Western mainline as part of a drive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from transport. The programme will involve installing hundreds of miles of electric cables as well as alterations to tunnels, bridges and stations on one of Britain&
The Murdoch University School of Sustainability and The Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy Invite you to the launch of THE WA2020 PROJECT.
Thursday August the 6th at 6pm, BRIAN HILL LECTURE THEATRE, Murdoch University (Car park 5,