Skip to content

Archive for


MR J.H.D. DAY (Kalamunda . Minister for Planning) [9.16 am]: I present for tabling metropolitan region scheme amendment 1114/33, as modified, which will transfer approximately 181 hectares of land zoned rural in the metropolitan region

2008 oil reserve replacement lags production: study

Reuters, 23 September 2009

Global oil and natural gas reserve replacement fell to 88 percent of production in 2008, despite a 23 percent increase in development spending in that year, according to a study released on Wednesday. That was the first year since 2004 when global production was not replaced, according to the study done by research firm IHS Herold Inc and upstream consultant Harrison Lovegrove & Co Ltd.

Airlines plan ‘to cut emissions’

BBC News, 22 September 2009

The aviation industry is to pledge to cut carbon dioxide emissions to half the 2005 levels by 2050, the head of BA will tell world leaders later.  British Airways Chief Executive Willie Walsh will say the industry's proposals are "the best option for the planet".

High fuel prices may clip recovery

The Australian, 18 September 2009

AIRLINES have been warned that rising fuel prices could re-emerge as a significant threat even as new figures show falling passenger volumes appear to be bottoming out or reversing.

Caltex in $300m remote fuel deal

NT News, 8 September 2009

[NT] POWER and Water has awarded a contract worth $300 million to Caltex for diesel and kerosene fuels to power remote communities for the next five years.

Denmark Brings Worldӳ Largest Offshore Wind Farm Online

Inhabitat, 16 September 2009

Wind power is the fastest growing source of renewable energy in Europe, so it’s no surprise to learn that Denmark is launching the world’s biggest offshore wind farm this week. Using 91 turbines

Car Versus Train

Convenient Solutions, 17 September 2009

So Queensland Rail now have an Emissions Calculator for Citytrain trips. Just enter your start and finish stations, and it works out the emissions by train and by car – and how much pollution you saved by taking the train. ht

Greed at the heart of climate crisis

Sydney Morning Herald, September 2009

Margaret Thatcher had this mantra that public investment was crowding out private investment. With the passage of time, we see that private investment still didn't get up, we just ended up with less investment. The key to economic success has to be a pattern of investment in infrastructure and educating your population. If you don't increase your investment there will be a relative decline.

Real Men Tax Gas

New York Times, 19 September 2009

Do we owe the French and other Europeans a second look when it comes to their willingness to exercise power in today’s world? Was it really fair for some to call the French and other Europeans “cheese-eating surrender monkeys?” Is it time to restore the French in “French fries” at the Congressional dining room, and stop calling them “Freedom Fries?” Why do I ask these profound questions?

Airport bus services slashed, fuelling traffic concern

News, 19 September 2009

BUS services to Perth's domestic airport have been cut by almost half, fuelling concerns that car-bottlenecks and car-parking problems will worsen.