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Angry cyclist chases, attacks bus driver

Sydney Morning Herald, 26 October 2009

An attack on a Sydney bus driver by a cyclist he'd overtaken is offensive and inexcusable, NSW Transport Minister David Campbell says. The cyclist allegedly climbed on the bus at Seven Hills, in Sydney's northwest, and bashed the 64-year-old driver who had overtaken him in a dedicated bus transit lane on Friday morning.

New Agency to Lead Global Energy Push

New York Times, 20 October 2009

The International Renewable Energy Agency, set up this year to lead a global crusade for renewable energy development and sharing of technology between the developed and developing worlds, has come a long way in a short time.

Plug-In Cars Are Almost Here, but Charging Stations Lag

New York Times, 21 October 2009

Even though several automakers plan to begin selling electric vehicles next year, their sales may be limited by the lack of a national infrastructure to support them, speakers at a conference here on plu

Yergin vs Simmons 2: Battle of the IEA data interpretations

Financial Times, 19 October 2009

The latest issue of Foreign Policy magazine has run a couple of letters responding to its cover story last month on oil by Daniel Yergin of CERA. In case you missed it, Yergin argued, on the eve of the 150th anniversary of oil first being drilled, that despite a rapidly shifting outlook there was <

Rolling toward a resurgence in train travel

MSNBC, 20 October 2009

Seems the airlines aren’t the only ones suffering from a decline in business travel. Last week, Amtrak announced that 27.2 million passengers rode its trains during the previous 12 months, a

Shell May Order at Least Three Floating LNG Ships, Says Technip

Bloomberg, 20 October 2009

Royal Dutch Shell Plc may order at least three floating liquefied natural-gas plants for about $5 billion each as Europe’s biggest energy producer seeks to be first in the race to tap so-called stranded depos

OPEC Wants Floating Storage to Disappear Before Raising Output

Bloomberg, 20 October 2009

OPEC wants to see oil stored at sea disappear before it considers raising production to stem the rally in prices, Secretary-General


 ELLENBROOK RAIL — PUBLIC TRANSPORT AUTHORITY — OPPOSITION MEMBER COMMENTS 1019. Hon LIZ BEHJAT to the Minister for Transport: (1) Will the minister please inform the house on the ori


 828. Mr B.S. WYATT to the Minister for Commerce: I refer to the minister’s decision to scrap the $1 000 state liquefied petroleum gas conversion subsidy.

China car output ‘breaks record’

BBC News, 20 October 2009

Chinese annual car production has topped 10 million for the first time as carmakers boost output to meet growing demand, state media has said.