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Posts from the ‘Sustainable Transport’ Category

On your bike! China’s latest asset bubble

Australian Financial Review, 1 March 2017
On the footpath outside one of Shanghai’s most popular shopping malls, China’s latest asset bubble is on display. Fighting for the attention of consumers are five different brands of shared bikes, each with their own brightly coloured frame and modern design. For as little as 4¢ an hour one of these can be rented, as cash-rich start-ups fight to secure market share and seek to emerge as the dominant player in this industry which barely existed 12 months ago.
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37% of Norway’s new cars are electric. They expect it to be 100% in just 8 years.

ThinkProgress, 21 February 2017
The global electric vehicle (EV) revolution reached another milestone last month as EVs made up 37 percent share of Norway’s car market. Norway understands the future of ground transport is electric and has been pushing EVs harder than almost any other country in the world with incentives such as an exemption from the 25 percent VAT tax for new cars.
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Oil and coal demand could peak by 2020: Study

CNBC, 1 February 2017
A drop in the cost of solar and electric vehicle technology could see demand for coal and oil peaking by 2020, according to a new report from the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London and the Carbon Tracker Initiative. The analysis cautions that large energy companies adopting a “business as usual” attitude are underestimating the advances of low carbon technologies.
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Graph of the Day: How EVs are driving the next oil crisis

REnew Economy, 30 January 2017
When Bloomberg published a story under a version of the above headline at around this time last year, it was based on data predicting that by 2040, 35 per cent of new cars worldwide “would have a plug.” Last week, a new graph based on new data by Bloomberg New Energy Finance has updated the details on how such a global shift electric vehilces might play out for the oil sector.
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The so-called sharing economy

ABC Money, 29 December 2016
What is the sharing economy and is it as good as it sounds? The Money investigates the changing nature of collaborative consumption and why some cities are now banning Uber and Airbnb.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/themoney/share-economy/7777658

Oil Industry Anticipates Day of Reckoning

Wall St Journal, 27 November 2016
This month, European oil company MOL Group delivered a stark message to investors: Demand for fuel in its key markets is bound to fall. So-called peak oil demand is a mind-bending scenario that global producers such as Royal Dutch Shell PLC and state-owned Saudi Aramco are beginning to quietly anticipate. But MOL has a transformation plan that is among the most explicit responses to the trend, indicating how the landscape may change for big energy providers over the next decade.

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Active Transport Victoria

13 October 2016
The Victorian Government has established Active Transport Victoria (ATV), a unit within Transport for Victoria, to promote the benefits of walking and cycling in Victoria.

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Shipping industry criticised for failure to reach carbon emissions deal

The Guardian, 29 October 2016
The world’s leading shipping organisation has been condemned by environmental campaigners and MEPs for its failure to urgently tackle the industry’s impact on climate change, after it agreed only to a partial reduction in harmful emissions from ships.
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Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Warns of Oil Shortage

Wall St Journal, 19 October 2016
Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said Wednesday that the world’s oil industry would soon emerge from a crippling two-year slump but warned of an impending shortage of petroleum that could send crude prices up sharply.
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STC seminar- 11 October- “Cycling- high value, low cost strategic approaches”

STC seminar- 11 October- “Cycling- high value, low cost strategic approaches”
at Large meeting room, 43 Below Bar, 43 Barrack St Perth (or via Hay St Mall)

Presenter is Jon Offer, Special Projects Engineer at City of Stirling. Jon is passionate about making the world a better place for cyclists and has worked extensively with Stirling’s councillors and executive team to achieve ‘quick wins.’

Jon will discuss the City’s approach to formulating its Integrated Cycling Strategy.

Drink and food available.

Short STCWA AGM at 6.30pm.

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