Australia & Oceania

Food & health - April 27

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Contagion on a small planet (swine flu)
Australian food bowl on brink of $5bn catastrophe
Living off a dollar menu - you'll pay for it in the long run

archived April 27, 2009

Prices & supplies - April 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Australia: The good oil is that stocks are already running thin
Funds try to spot the great oil rebound
Just a ‘FRAC’ away

archived April 20, 2009

Transport - April 19

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Efficient drivers cut emissions, but stir up hot air
Status symbol of The Great Downtown: Dutch bikes
Couple making downtown freight deliveries by bike
$1.7 billion Brisbane airport expansion deferred as tourist numbers fall

archived April 19, 2009

Housing & urban design - April 19

Staff, Energy Bulletin

A shopping mall becomes a city
Australia: Urban sprawl is killing us, but there's another way
20-minute neighborhoods
Ecocities Emerging newsletter
Future proofing our homes and buildings

archived April 19, 2009

Food & agriculture - Apr 8

Staff, Energy Bulletin

A bird in the yard is worth two in the shop
Urban Foraging - a Rising, Sustainable Fad
Fighting the recession, armed with seeds
New England's sugar country confronts a bitter future as the climate warms

archived April 8, 2009

Peak oil - April 5

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Bloomington Peak Oil Task Force
Changing of the guard in the Queensland Government (Andrew McNamara out)
Interview with chair of Canada's "junior oil" association - a peak oiler
Nate Lewis: Where in the world will our energy come from?

archived April 5, 2009

Warming takes center stage as Australian drought worsens

Keith Schneider, Yale Environment 360

With record-setting heat waves, bush fires and drought, Australians are increasingly convinced they are facing the early impacts of global warming. Their growing concern about climate change has led to a consensus that the nation must now act boldly to stave off the crisis.

archived April 4, 2009

Testimony to the Australian Senate inquiry into public transport funding

Dr James Buckee, ASPO-Australia, Hansard, Parliament of Australia

I have had 37 years in the oil industry. I was CEO of a large company for the last 16 years and I have just retired. ... I would make the following observations: there are virtually no unexplored basins in the world. The ones that there are might be in the Arctic, and that illustrates the point quite neatly because it is obviously really difficult to get that.

archived March 28, 2009

Renewables & efficiency - March 9

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Former CIA director Woolsey makes the case for a feed-in tariff
Solar power from deserts
Charmaine Watts at REFIT-NZ talks about the New Zealand FIT campaign

archived March 9, 2009

The population problem

Michael Lardelli, On Line Opinion

Population growth lies at the core of all questions of “sustainability”. It is growth of the human population and the increasing resources that it requires that drives the destruction of habitats, the increasing levels of pollution (especially CO2), and the accelerating depletion of finite resources. It is impossible to stop exacerbating these problems if we do not stop population growth.

archived March 8, 2009