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It’s official: peak oil is inevitable

Online Opinion, 15 November 2010

The International Energy Agency (IEA) last week launched its eagerly awaited World Energy Outlook 2010 at the Hotel Crowne Plaza Hotel in London. At the press conference, Nobuo Tanaka, executive director of the IEA, began by saying that "recent events have cast an veil of uncertainty over our energy future. In the wake of recession, the pace of economic recovery certainly promises to have a major impact on energy markets over the next few ye

STC mtg 22 November

4.30pm at Wesley, William St, Perth.

Tax benefits choking city roads

ABC News, 15 November 2010

A transport lobby group says drivers who gain tax benefits by having a car included in their salary package are choking Australia's roads. The Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) says traffic congestion will cost Australia nearly $13 billion this year.

NORTH WEST SHELF נGAS PRODUCTION: 10 Nov

4176. Mr T.G. Stephens to the Minister for State Development

(1) Has the government received any advice from Woodside, the North West Shelf Joint venture, or from any other source to indicate when to expect a drop-off in gas production from the North West Shelf Joint Venture project which will impact upon the operation of the current num

ELLENBROOK׍IDLAND BUS SERVICES: 10 Nov

901. Hon LINDA SAVAGE to the Minister for Transport:

(1) Now that Sunday trading has commenced in Midland, will the minister be providing any direct bus services from Ellenbrook to Midland

DRIVING INSTRUCTORS נTRAINING: 11 Nov

912. Hon LJILJANNA RAVLICH to the Minister for Transport:

I refer to the training of driving instructors. (1) Why are Western Australian learner instructors only required to pass a Departmen

MARBLE BAR ROAD: 11 Nov

Hon HELEN BULLOCK: I refer to the minister’s announcement earlier this week about work on Marble Bar Road.

ROE HIGHWAY STAGE 8 נCOMMUNITY CONSULTATION: 11 Nov

921. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Minister for Transport: (1) In the South Metro Connect consultation process, were residents or groups given the opportunity to voice their outright rejection of the Roe 8 extension? (a) If yes, what was th

IEA World Energy Outlook 2010 Now Out

The Oil Drum, 9 November 2010

The International Energy Agency issued its annual energy forecast today for 2010. It consists of a three volume report, plus an executive summary and a press release. The website can be found here. In the next few weeks, we will be analyzing the report. At this point, we can only point to a few of the summary findings. One clear concern is that demand will be

Jeff Rubin: Oil and the End of Globalization

The Oil Drum, 8 November 2010

One of the keynote speakers at the recent ASPO-USA conference was Jeff Rubin, former Chief Economist with CIBC World Market. Rubin talked about why he believes high oil prices caused the recent recession. He also talked about how high oil prices are likely to vastly reduce globalization. He views this as a positive situation, because he expects this will change supply curves in such a way as to make American-made products more competitive. He believ

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