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New Fuel Tax Bill means different things to different parties

The STC and ASPO have made written submissions to the WA government's biofuels taskforce, and are presently in the process of giving additional verbal submissions to this cross-party group. At my session there were a number of very angry representatives from WA's emerging biodiesel sector. The Australian Parliament had just amended the the Fuel Tax Bill 2006 and the Fuel Tax (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2006 and an effect of it was to ma

Peak Oil primer

Courtesy of Energy Bulletin web site

What is Peak Oil?

Peak Oil is the simplest label for the problem of energy resource depletion, or more specifically, the peak in global oil production. Oil is a finite, non-renewable resource, one that has powered phenomenal economic and population growth over the last century and a half. The rate of oil 'production,' meaning extraction and refining (c

Biofuels as The Saviour??

I haven't posted for awhile as I'm still trying to work out why the State Government, knowing about peak oil, decides to slash the budget for the Perth Bike Network as well as holding TravelSmart steady in the last State Budget? It seems the answer may be in their other initiatives around biofuels.