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Stirling Electorate: Roads- 28 May

Mr KEENAN (Stirling) (12.49 pm)—I wish to talk today about one of the most serious matters of road safety within the Perth city which exists in my electorate of Stirling. The Reid Highway is a major dual carriageway which passes east-west through the suburbs in the northern part of Stirling. A number of major roads cross the Reid Highway at significant and very busy intersections. Overpasses have been built where some of these roads intersect, and at some intersec

Energy Realities: 5 June

Convened by Professor Young, Director of the Environment Institute, on the evening of World Environment Day Energy Realities is a public forum that invites you to join the debate about the future of energy production. Time: 5:15 pm Date
Friday 5 June Venue: The forum will be held

Transforming Transport in Gosnells-Canning Vale:8 June

Public Forum: Transforming Transport in the Gosnells, Thornlie, Huntingdale & Canning Vale areas

Who: Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University & Ken Travers MLC, Shadow Minister for Transport.

When: Monday 8th June 2009, 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start to 8:30pm.

Where: Thornlie Bowling Club, Thornlie Avenue, Thornlie. (parking via Ravenhill Road)

In Finland, Nuclear Renaissance Runs Into Trouble

New York Times, 28 May 2009

As the Obama administration tries to steer America toward cleaner sources of energy, it would do well to consider the cautionary tale of this new-generation nuclear reactor site. The massive power plant under construction on muddy terrain on this Finnish island was supposed to be the showpiece of a nuclear renaissance. The most powerful reactor ever built, its modular design was supposed to make it faster and cheaper to build. And it was supp

Energy Secretary’s White-Paint Proposal Puzzles Climate-Change Experts

Fox News, 28 May 2009

[US] Energy Secretary Steven Chu stunned the audience at a London scientific conference Tuesday with a radical but simple proposal to combat global warming: Paint all the roofs of all the buildings in the world white.

Rail industry urges shorter trains off-peak to cut carbon emissions

Guardian, 28 May 2009

The rail industry is urging the government to run shorter trains in order to meet Britain's climate change obligations. Removing carriages outside rush hour would conserve energy and reinforce rail's reputation as one of the greenest modes of transport, says an industry manifesto published today.

IEA output forecasts are ‘outside reality’: peak oil proponent

Platts, 28 May 2009

In a direct shot at the most widely followed estimates of future oil flows, a leading peak oil proponent said the International Energy Agency's supply projections are significantly inaccurate.  In the keynote address to the Platts "New Challenges for Crude Oil" conference in Geneva, Swedish physics professor Kjell Aleklett said his research team's analysis differs significantly from the IEA's.

MAV Conference ‘Smart Urban Peak Futures’ -August 19

Australia has some of the world's most car-dependent and oil-vulnerable urban areas. Many of them are growing at a rapid rate, but in size, not  density, and in fringe areas where there is poor access to public transport.  With the climate crisis looming, and peak oil about to re-surface, the potential outcomes will be increased congestion, emissions, and social isolation, as well as inefficient urban forms where the poor will pay the price. Even the basic requirement of urban plan

Prof Kjell Aleklett- ASPO- 11 June- Sydney

Free public forum: Peak oil by 2012? Will Sydney’s transport system cope? Professor Aleklett, (ASPO President)will speak about peak oil and forecasts for supply. Dr Garry Glazebrook (UTS) will outline the transport needs of the greater Sydney region and Councillor McInerney will present the

US bike sales higher than car sales in 2009

SET energy, 26 May 2009

During the first quarter of 2009, more bicycles were sold in the US than cars and trucks. While the Great Recession is hurting bike sales, they didn’t fall as fast as automobiles. Over 2.55 million bicycle purchases were made, compared to less than 2.4 million cars and trucks that left our nation’s