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Diesel pain dogs drivers, worse to come

The Age, 12 April 2011

Drivers of diesel cars face higher costs at the bowser without the benefit of weekly dips in price like petrol, analysts say.

All aboard the train

Online Opinion, 6 April 2011

You might have seen the bumper sticker Without trucks

Australia

stops: a sad but true comment on our addiction to oil. Few appreciate the role transport plays in creating the wealth that most take for granted. Adam Smith pointed out in Wealth of Nations that specialization of tasks leads to greater efficiencies and higher production. But to realise the wealth that

KWINANA FREEWAY AND FORREST HIGHWAY נTRAFFIC COUNTERS

3507. Hon Ken Travers to the Minister for Finance representing the Minister for Transport

(1) Can the Minister list the location of traffic counters on the Kwinana Freeway and Forrest Highway?

(2) How often is information collected from these counters?

(3) What was the average daily traff

TRANSPORT BODIES נ”PEAK OIL” RESEARCH: 5 April

3517. Hon Alison Xamon to the Minister for Finance representing the Minister for Transport- (1) Has the Department of Transport, Main Roads WA, or the Public Transport Authority, conducted any recent research or analysis relating to ‘peak oil’?

(2) If yes to (1), please list and table these reports?

(3) If no to (2), why not?

VEHICLES נAUTOGAS CONVERSIONS: 6 April

4822. Ms R. Saffioti to the Minister for Transport- With regards to vehicle auto gas conversions in Western Australia, how many conversions have been completed on a monthly basis since July 2010?

PERTHׄARWIN HIGHWAY נPRELIMINARY BUSINESS CASE: 6 April

4835. Ms R. Saffioti to the Minister for Transport- In August 2010 the previous Minister for Transport stated that a preliminary business case for the Perth-Darwin Highway would be ready in coming months. I ask:

(a) has Main Roads completed the preliminary business case; and

(i) if so, will the Minister release t

Free ride: Rising oil prices boost electric carsҠaffordability

Grist, 30 March 2011

One of the biggest knocks against electric cars, other than their current range, is the rather steep upfront cost due to the price of the battery. Of course, you're essentially pre-paying much of your fuel costs for the life of the car. But that's a hard message to get across to a potential buyer contemplating forking over $41,000 for a Chevrolet Volt or $33,000 for a Nissan Leaf before state and federal incentives.

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