The Oil Drum, 30 May 2010
The Top Kill attempts have failed, and the Government has given its response. But while waiting for that, and for the Lower Marine Riser Package (LMRP), I thought I would spend a few paragraphs discussing why Top Kill may have fai
Counter Currents, 25 May 2010
12 years ago, the International Energy Agency (IEA) discovered that Peak Oil would threaten the prosperity and stability of our societies. Yes, they knew it. While some IEA officials tried to inform the world about this game-changing event, it appears that others had different priorities.
OpEdnews, 27 May 2010
Canadian oil sands will probably become the No. 1 source of U.S. crude oil imports this year, and could make up more than a third of the nation's oil and refined product imports by 2030, according to a new study.
On 19 May, the Lowy Institute was delighted to welcome back Lord May of Oxford, a member of the Institute’s International Advisory Council, to speak on climate change as part of our Distinguished Speaker Series. Lord May argued that although it is beyond dispute that the burning of fossil fuels is thickening Earth’s greenhouse gas blanket (to levels not seen for tens of millions of years), there remain some uncertainties about the severity of particular adverse consequences and the t
2623. Mr M. McGowan to the Minister for Regional Development
I refer to the Country Age Pension Fuel Card and ask:
(a) how many fuel cards have been issued as at 1 April 2010;
(b) how many of the issued fuel cards have been cancelled as at 1 April 2010;
(c) how ma
2285. Hon Ken Travers to the Minister for Transport- (1) What is the current average running cost of CNG buses in the Transperth Fleet including —
(a) rigid; and (b) articulated buses?
(2) What is the current average running costs of diesel buses in the Transperth Fleet including:
2298. Hon Ken Travers to the Minister for Transport
(1) Does Main Roads maintain any list of sites that require or are due for noise amelioration?
(2) If no to (1), why not?
(3) At what stage does Main Roads investigate noise complaints relating to road traffic?
2725. Mr T.G. Stephens to the Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Transport
(1) What is the State Government’s current target date for completing an upgraded and bitumen-sealed road
between Newman, Nullagine and Marble Bar?
(2) Is the Minister aware that the narrow
2704. Ms A.S. Carles to the Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Transport
In relation to the Fremantle Traffic Bridge located at Queen Victoria Street and Beach Street in Fremantle (the
Bridge), I ask:
(a) what funding was allocated for upgrading or maintenance of the
2677. Mr C.J. Tallentire to the Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Transport- (1) Has the master plan for the public transport report been completed, as per the advice in the Minister’s answer to Question On Notice No. 522, which gave the probable date for delivery of the report as being the end of 2009?