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Grievance MR W.R. MARMION (Nedlands — Parliamentary Secretary)

The one thing depleting faster than oil is the credibility of those measuring it

The Guardian, 16 November 2009

I don't know when global oil supplies will start to decline. I do know that another resource has already peaked and gone into free fall: the credibility of the body that's meant to assess them. Last week two whistleblowers from the

Pickens: $300 Oil is Still On Its Way

BNet Energy, 13 November 2009

T. Boone Pickens, the Texas billionaire investor turned-wind turbine and natural gas champion, said Thursday he expects the price of oil will hit $100 in 2010. Within 10 years, he thinks crude will make it to $300 a barrel. Pickens, who was attending a conference in Washington, said the world had maxed out at 85 million bar

Energy security body calls for ‘urgent’ review of impact of oil shortages

The Guardian, 15 November 2009

An industry organisation that includes Virgin and Yahoo has called on the government to "urgently" reassess its dismissive view about the potential threat and impact of oil shortages. The call from the UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and

Oil industry sinkhole threatens to swallow city

MNN, 10 November 2009

"U.S. 285 south subject to sinkhole 1,000 feet ahead," reads a bright yellow sign along the stretch of highway heading through Carlsbad, N.M. Normally a motorist driving through the area might not find a sign like that unusual. The city is, after all, home to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, a network of some of the largest natural caverns in North America. But on this occasion, the sign's sharp colors make the message clear: what&#39

New Multi Unit Housing Code proposal released for public comment

11 November 2009

Planning Minister John Day is proposing to introduce separate planning controls for higher density housing to facilitate and better regulate this type of development in urban areas. Releasing the proposed Multi Unit Housing Code for public comment today, Mr Day said the proposed code

Cyclists do not have the same rights as motorists on roads

Sydney Morning Herald, 11 November 2009

I have always respected cycling as a healthy means of exercising and socialising with others. In fact in my earlier years, I too, enjoyed cycling as a way of relaxing and exercising. As a former roads minister, however, I thought cycling needed to be done in the appropriate context and venue for the safety of all who use the roads. For these reasons, I endeavoured, perhaps more than any other roads minister, to provide safe cycle w

Key oil figures were distorted by US pressure, says whistleblower

The Guardian, 9 November 2009

The world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency who claims it has been deliberately underplaying a loomin

Geologists Vote that Peak Oil is a Concern

The Oil Drum, 8 November 2009

The debate took place as planned, but with a change in speakers from the original announcement. BP chief geologist David Jenkins argued for the motion that peak oil is "no longer a concern," and Jeremy Leggett argued against, incorporating the UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and Energy Security conclusions into his case. At the end of the debate, approximately five hundred oil-industry geologists voted. Only about a third voted in fav