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World energy briefing hears of peak oil by 2020

Energy Bulletin, 30 March 2010

The world’s energy ministers are currently discussing a forecast of global oil supplies “peaking between 2020-2025.” The International Energy Forum is the world’s largest gathering of Energy Ministers, who collectively represent “more than 90 per cent of global oil and gas supply and demand.” It is meeting March 29 –31 at the Mexican resort of Cancun.

Nissan Undercuts Mitsubishi Rival With $40,600 Electric Car

Bloomberg, 30 March 2010

 Nissan Motor Co., aiming to be the world’s biggest seller of electric vehicles, will sell its battery-powered Leaf car from 3.76 million yen ($40,600) in Japan before government subsidies, less than Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’

Ford Sells Swedish Automaker To Zhejiang Geely Holding Group

Huffington Post, 28 March 2010

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group signed a binding deal Sunday to buy Ford Motor Co.'s Volvo Cars unit for $1.8 billion, representing a coup for the independent Chinese automaker which is aiming to expand in Europe.

New York has the edge in learning to share the road

Los Angeles Times, 25 March 2010

It was the sort of itinerary typically reserved for a well-known architect or a novelist on a high-profile book tour, not a visiting bureaucrat. When Janette Sadik-Khan, who oversees New York City's department of transportation, swept through Los Angeles last week, her stops included a packed lecture at Occidental College, her alma mater, and an audience with Larry Mantle on his public-radio show "AirTalk."

Government Ґeak Oil SummitҠStarts The Process Of Government Acknowledging Peak Oil?, 25 March 2010

On Monday Peter Lipman and I represented Transition Network at an event which could potentially be the day people look back to as the day when UK government finally starting to ‘get’ peak oil. Fascinating and frustrating in equal measure, the event, “Policy Response to potential future oil supply constraints”, was billed as “a half-da


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Five myths about electric cars

Physorg, 23 March 2010

Despite how many times they're told differently, some Americans persist in their belief that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Sorry, nope. And almost as enduring are the myths about the forthcoming electric vehicles. So let me use my bully pulpit here to dispel some of the more common rumors, half-truths and innuendos.

Energy minister will hold summit to calm rising fears over peak oil

The Guardian, 21 March 2010

Lord Hunt, the energy minister, is to meet industrialists in London tomorrow in a bid to calm mounting fears about the disruption that could follow a sudden shortage of oil

The Sprawling Effects of High-Speed Rail

Transport Politic, 18 March 2010

We’re told that French and Spanish villages, once too far from major cities to have any national consequence in an information age, have seen their fates reverse thanks to high-speed rail systems that have put them far closer than ever before to the centers of politics and finance. The result, apparently, has been a re-population of formerly dying towns with long-distance commuters working in the big city but intere