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Peak oil and Mexico: The socioeconomic impacts of Cantarellӳ decline

Energy Bulletin, 27 August 2008

It is now widely recognized that Mexico’s Cantarell, the second most productive oil field in the world, is in terminal decline. Adrian Lajous, former CEO of the state-owned oil company, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has bluntly described the situation: “Cantarell has peaked and has started its decline.”

Energy Price Prediction `More Difficult,’ EIA’s Caruso Says

Bloomberg, 26 August 2008

Predicting energy prices is “more difficult'' now because of the lack of sufficient information from emerging economies, the head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.

GM Pines for Electric Car

PostCarbon, 26 August 2008

In just two years we’ve gone from a film documentary called Who Killed the Electric Car? to an article in Canada’s Globe and Mail titled Who Reviv

As Americans fill trains, frustration grows

MSNBC, 27 August 2008

Looking up at a list of delayed trains at Boston's crowded South Station on a summer afternoon, Peter Pesis asks why passenger trains in the United States are so slow, so crowded and so prone to delays.

New bike commuters hit the classroom, then the road

Christian Science Monitor, 25 August 2008

Like many Americans, Tara Collins hadn't bicycled much since middle school. That changed this year when she started paying $50 to fill up her gas tank. Since early July Ms. Collins has been biking to her job in San Francisco. Now she's sitting in Bert Hill's bicycle safety course – along with 31 others – after a close shave with a van.

Bike, DonӴ Drive, [NY] City Tells Its Workers

New York Times, 27 August 2008

The city has drastically cut the number of free parking permits it gives to city employees, including teachers. So how else are civil servants supposed to get to work? On Wednesday, city officials said they would expand secure bicycle parking for employees at five municipal buildings in Lower Manh

Cyclists risk serious injury, 27 August 2008

SOME 25 per cent of cyclists admitted to Royal Perth Hospital’s trauma unit last year risked serious injury by flouting the law requiring the compulsory use of helmets by riders. Figures released by Royal Perth Hospital revealed that the number of cyclists treated for injuries caused by road accidents had increased by about 15 per cent since 2006.

City’s public transport commuters moved to tears

Herald Sun, 26 August 2008

THE number of people fed up with the public transport system has never been higher, the Brumby Government's own figures show. As record numbers of commuters cram the system, almost half of train travellers aren't happy, with the satisfaction rate at just 57.5 per cent.

Honda Stays True to Efficient Driving

New York Times, 25 August 2008

During the glory days of big pickups and sport utility vehicles, one automaker steadfastly refused to join the party.  Despite the huge profits that its competitors were minting by making larger vehicles, Honda Motor

Carmakers seek $50 billion from Congress

MSNBC, 24 August 2008

Automakers plan to urge Congress to support funding up to $50 billion in low-interest loans over three years to help them modernize their assembly plants and develop next-generation fuel-efficient vehicles.