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Electric car target set at 10pc by 2020

Business World, 26 November 2008

Plans for the mass deployment of electric vehicles in Ireland were set out today by the Energy Minister Eamon Ryan and Transport Minister Noel Dempsey.

U.S. Says 60 of 3,800 Gulf Oil, Gas Platforms Destroyed by Ike

Bloomberg, 26 November 2008

The U.S. government said 60 of about 3,800 oil and natural-gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico were destroyed by hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

SA – Select Committee Report on Impact of Peak Oil in SA Tabled

The parliamentary Select Committee on the Impact of Peak Oil in South Australia has tabled its report. You can download it by clicking on the following link:

Urban sprawl may grow with new outer ring road

The Age, 27 November 2008

MELBOURNE might continue to sprawl to the west, with a potential shift of the city's urban growth boundary revealed in plans for a new ring road.

Shipping Woes: More Than Just Pirates

Business Week, 25 November 2008

What's missing in the news reports about the modern-day pirates and the political repercussions is a simpler fact: The world's shipping industry is already on its knees and has spent the past six months in a slow-motion collapse.

Fix public transport, Brumby urged

The Age, 25 November 2008

ALMOST two thirds of Victorians are unhappy with the State Government's handling of public transport, and an equal number say new public transport should be given priority over roads. As the Brumby Government prepares to release its multibillion-dollar transport plan next month, Victorians have sent a clear message of frustration to the Government over its handling of public transport.

Bike accidents open door to paths

Sydney Morning Herald, 24 November 2008

THEY call it the "door zone". It is the few metres between parked cars and moving traffic and it is the most dangerous place for a cyclist to ride because of the risk someone will open a car door. Statistics show accidents with doors are responsible for 41 per cent of cyclist injuries in the central business district and 18 per cent in the rest of the city.

Grylls backs Labor plea on rail upgrade

The West Australian, 25 November 2008

Nationals leader Brendon Grylls yesterday backed Opposition calls for a $400 million rescue package for the State's grain rail netw

NJ Transit to stop buying compressed natural-gas buses

APP, 23 November 2008

New Jersey Transit's nearly decadelong, multimillion-dollar trial run with low-polluting buses that burn compressed natural gas is over — for now. The agency, which has 76 of the buses, does not plan to buy any more because of their overall costs, officials said.

Minister: Gasoline rationing saves 20 million litre daily in Iran

China View, 23 November 2008

Iran's Oil Minister Gholam-Hossein Nozari said on Saturday that gasoline rationing scheme has helped the country to curb the consumption as much as 20 million liters a day, Iran's Energy and Oil Information Network (SHANA) reported.