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The IEAӳ New Peak

CounterCurrents.org, 25 November 2010

For two weeks now the peak oil portion of cyberspace has been abuzz with commentary on the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) newly released World Energy Outlook 2010. Without missing a beat and without much explanation, the world’s leading compile

California Dreaming? The Golden State Takes the Lead in U.S. Efforts to Combat Climate Change

Scientific American, 24 November 2010

Only two weeks after California voters turned back an effort to suspend the state's program to combat climate change, a cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gas emissions saw its first trade, a swap of a climate-change pollution permit for 2012.

OPEC Says It Won’t Necessarily Boost Supplies If Crude Oil Reaches $100

Bloomberg, 24 November 2010

Oil prices at $100 a barrel will only trigger action from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries if they are accompanied by a supply shortage, the group’s secretary-general said.

MAIN ROADS נFULL-TIME EQUIVALENT EMPLOYEES: 23 Nov

 2942. Hon Ken Travers to the Minister for Transport- (1) What is the current authorized number of FTE’s for Main Roads? (2) How many positions (FTE’s) are currently not filled?

PERTH ֠BUNBURY FAST TRAIN SERVICE נFEASIBILITY STUDY: 23 Nov

2941. Hon Ken Travers to the Minister for Transport- (1) Have any of the studies into the feasibility of a fast train from Perth to Bunbury, provided an estimation of the cost of this project? (2) If yes to (1) — a) what is the estimated cost for the project; and (b) what were the main assumptions used in estimated the cost?

ELLENBROOK BUS SERVICES: 23 Nov

 2912. Hon Ken Travers to the Minister for Transport- (1) Does the Government have any plans to provide a connecting service from Ellenbrook to the Joondalup rail line? (2) If yes to (1), at what stage is the planning process?

ROE HIGHWAY נSTREET LIGHTS: 23 Nov

2909. Hon Ken Travers to the Minister for Transport- (1) Can the Minister advise why only every second street light on the Roe Highway is turned on at night? (2) When will full lighting be restored? (3) If no to (2), why not?

Climate change scepticism is about more than just science

The Guardian, 23 November 2010

A coalition of leading US climate scientists this week launched a new rapid response website aimed at closing the gap between scientific knowledge and public opinion on

State to curb road projects as gas tax revenue shrinks

The Detroit News, 23 November 2010
Michigan could see half of its ro

Peak Oil: Why The Pentagon Is Pessimistic

CounterCulture, 19 November 2010

“Twilight in the desert” is a book summing up the arguments of a Texan oil banker who suggests that Saudi Arabia is overestimating its future oil production capacity. I’ve learned through the American Department of Defense that this book is the source of two recent Pentagon reports envisaging a severe lack of oil starting in 2012 and

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