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A brief economic explanation of Peak Oil

ODAC Newsletter, 16 September 2011

For a number of years there has been an arid debate between economists and geologists about Peak Oil. The geologists maintain that Peak Oil (maximal production) is a geological imperative imposed because reserves are finite even if their exact magnitude is not, and cannot be, known. In contrast many economists maintain prices will resolve any sustained supply shortfalls by providing incentives to develop more expensive sources or substitutes. T

There Will Be Oil

Wall St Journal, 17 September 2011

Since the beginning of the 21st century, a fear has come to pervade the
prospects for oil, fueling anxieties about the stability of global energy
supplies. It has been stoked by rising prices and growing demand, especially as
the people of China and other emerging economies have taken to the road. This specter goes by the name of "peak oil."

TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS FORUM SEPT 2006

Oil Depletion and Local Government: What can we do?

This seminar was the fifth organised by the STC with a focus on local government. It was held on Thursday 14th September 2006 at the City of Stirling. This page has background information on the speakers and copies of their presentations. Brochure (pdf oil_depl_seminar_stirling 195.20 Kb ) Read more

Electric car hype hiding a quiet revolution

Reuters, 12 September 2011

Electric cars and hybrids may be capturing headlines and the imagination of
green-leaning consumers around the world as one automaker after another
announces plans to push into the brave new world of fossil fuel-free
mobility.
But away from the spotlight, carmakers have been quietly delivering
significant cuts in CO2 emissions with some re-engineering of internal
combustion engines, technology advances, weight

TravelSmart Workplace- join us

For
more information about the new TravelSmart Workplace streams, criteria and how
you can join for the 2011-12 intake, please see the attached Prospectus and
Expression of Interest form. Applications close 5pm Friday 30 September 2011.

GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY נUPGRADE COSTS- 6 Sept

4384. Hon Ken Travers to the Minister for Finance representing the Minister for Transport

(1) Does Main Roads consider that the last 20kms of the Great Northern Highway leading into Wyndham

require upgrading?

(2) If yes to (1), what works are required and what is the estimated cost of the

Greens welcome fuel efficiency discussion paper

7 September 2011
 
The Australian Greens today welcomed the government's first steps in the broad community consultation on vehicle fuel efficiency standards agreed as part of the Clean Energy Future package.

Tidal power or hydro power in Derby

ABC, 29 August 2011


The tides at Derby in the Kimberly region of Western
Australia rise and fall up to 11 metres. This volume of moving water involves an enormous amount of
power which, for decades, people have tried to harness.

Tidal power or hydro power in Derby

ABC, 29 August 2011


The tides at Derby in the Kimberly region of Western
Australia rise and fall up to 11 metres. This volume of moving water involves an enormous amount of
power which, for decades, people have tried to harness.

Tidal power or hydro power in Derby

ABC, 29 August 2011


The tides at Derby in the Kimberly region of Western
Australia rise and fall up to 11 metres. This volume of moving water involves an enormous amount of
power which, for decades, people have tried to harness.

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