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Prospects for a New Peak in Crude & Condensate

Early Warning, 13 December 2010

I pointed out on Friday that there provisionally appeared to be a new p

Oil Futures Increase After Crude Inventories Drop the Most in Eight Years

Bloomberg, 16 December 2010

Crude oil climbed after a U.S. government report showed stockpiles plunged the most since 2002 as imports tumbled and refineries bolstered fuel output.

Fuel price hike upsets people across India

Culcutta News, 15 December 2010

The hike in price of fuels has upset citizens all across the country. State-run oil retailers raised petrol prices at midnight on Wednesday by close to three rupees. The hike comes in to effect after international crude oil prices touched 90 dollars per barrel.

Petrol’s slippery customer is you, ACCC analysis reveals

Herald Sun, 16 December 2010

You all think you are ripped off blind by the petrol companies. That the weekly price cycle pours liquid gold into their pockets. Think again. If anything the motorist is ripping off the petrol companies. At least, she and he are getting their petrol very cheaply.

The New Class Warfare over Bicycles

The Tyee, 13 December 2010

In Vancouver the pro-car crowd criticizes the Hornby bike lane by claiming to stand up for small business. In Toronto, after being sworn in as new mayor, Rob Ford declares an end to the "war on cars." He plans to block a light-rail line and to abolish a $60 vehicle registration fee. Don Cherry congratulates him for rising up against the "elite" and slams "bike-riding pinkos" who supposedly once ran the city.

Bike-Sharing Program Software Reveals Cash Flow Options

Sustainable City Network, 1 December 2010

CityRyde has submitted the methodology behind its new Inspire software to the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) Program for approval. Inspire is designed to offer additional revenue streams to bicycle-sharing programs through the use of carbon offset credits. It is first  methodology explicitly designed for sustainable transportation to be submitted to the program.

Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Nov 2010

Fears of hacked eagles halt key wind projects

MSNBC, 13 December 2010

Concerns that whirling wind turbines could slaughter protected golden eagles have halted progress on a key piece of the federal government's push to increase renewable energy on public lands, stalling plans for billions of dollars in wind farm developments. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management suspended issuing wind permits on public land indefinitely this summer after wildlife officials invoked a decades-old law for protecting eagles.

Has OPEC built enough capacity during the lean years?

Reuters, 13 December 2010

With oil prices near $90 a barrel for the first time in two years, one of the biggest questions for analysts is has the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries assembled enough spare capacity to quench over-heated markets this time?

The peak oil crisis: the future of government

Energy Bulletin, 8 December 2010

In case you missed it, a couple of weeks back the International Energy Agency in Paris got around to disclosing that the all-time peak of global conventional oil production occurred back in 2006. Despite that fact that this declaration was tantamount to announcing the end of the 250-year-old industrial age, few in the mainstream media noted the event and it was left to obscure corners of cyber space to ponder the meaning of it all.