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ASPO USA, 23 February 2011

Prsentation at 2010 Peak Oil Conference by Mr Charles Schlumberger from World Bank:

The Climate Tax, One Week In

CarbonSignal, 15 July 2011

Last Sunday the Prime Minister introduced the details of Australia’s carbon tax package.  It has been a busy week.  Most newspapers have been packed with headlines, and most headlines have been alarmist and extreme, because that’s what sells newspapers. The word on the street is that there seems to be a sense of calm settling in.

Can solar PV help us beat the peak?

CarbonSignal, 1 July 2011

With electricity prices increasing dramatically, people are taking more of an interest in the key cost components that determine electricity tariffs.  Peak power demand is one aspect of consumer behaviour that is driving tariffs higher, and the situation is getting worse.

Power Breakthrough

Today Tonight

On July 1st, electricity prices are set to rise up to another 18%, but the good news is, a brand new device, developed in Australia by the CSIRO, is predicted to radically change the way we power our homes. No, it's not solar or wind, it's all done by little ceramic cells. Amazingly, it will mean you don't need to pay for electricity for lights, cooking or hot water so you're saving $1,000s a year.


The Cycle Touring Association would like to invite cyclists to join our annual bike tour.  All you need is a tent and a bike.  Breakfast and good evening meals are provided, and the truck takes your luggage from place to place, so you have all day to meander through the wheatbelt in spring. Morning tea is provided on the way. 
People ride at their own pace, often in twos or thre

Aussie cities most affordable in region

The, 12 July 2011

Australian cities remain among the most affordable destinations for businesses to operate in across the Asia-Pacific region, despite the strength of the Australian dollar. Business consultant Mercer found in its 2011 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey that the strength of the currency against the US dollar has pushed Australia up the rankings in the past year.

Countdown To $100 Oil: A Date With History?

CounterCurrents, 12 July 2011

On two past occasions, the average annual oil price has hit $100 per barrel and this has been followed by recession. At time of writing (7th July) the annual average for Brent was $95.4, on course to breach $100 some time in September. Will history repeat itself? Or has the global economy grown immune to high energy prices?

Brace Yourselves For The Next Oil Price Shock, 30 June 2011

Looking at the oil supply & demand fundamentals, next year looks like an accident waiting to happen. If economic growth in emerging economies remains on track, and that is a big If, the next oil price shock will occur in 2012.

Will cycling, walking and public transport be a casualty of the carbon tax?

Cycling Promotion Fund, 8 July 2011

The Cycling Promotion Fund (CPF) has expressed serious concerns that the imminent carbon tax looks like seriously jeopardizing the early positive signs that Australians want to get active and healthy in their transport choices.

Japan citizen groups alarmed by radioactive soil, call for evacuation of children and pregnant women

Desdemona Despair, 5 July 2011

Soil radiation in a city 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Japan's stricken nuclear plant is above levels that prompted resettlement after the Chernobyl disaster, citizens' groups said Tuesday.