Asia South and East

Oil industry - July 8

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Pemex Cantarell output drops most since 1995 on spending limits
Chinese and Japanese best-placed for oil contracts in Iraq
Genesis of a giant

archived July 8, 2008
	

Asia - July 8

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Japan sees a chance to promote its energy-frugal ways
Various measures to tackle Korea’s soaring energy costs
South Korea sets fuel-saving measures
Oil price shock means China is at risk of blowing up

archived July 8, 2008
	

China’s renewable energy plans: shaken, not stirred

David DuByne, Language Instinct

The May 12th earthquake in western China’s Sichuan Province will have effects reaching further outside China than Beijing is letting on. Sichuan Province holds the key to China’s hydroelectric power generation plans in its renewable power targets and the area is also a hub for worldwide outsourced wind turbine equipment. Both were badly damaged.

archived July 8, 2008
	

Effects - July 5

Staff, Energy Bulletin

World must brace for oil beyond $150
As gas prices soar, elderly face cuts in aid
Korea: High crude costs make industries mull surrender (petrochemical, travel, auto)

archived July 6, 2008
	

Transport - July 4

Staff, Energy Bulletin

TIME: 10 things you can like about $4 gas
So we can't afford to drive. But here's the upside
Fuel prices cut NYC congestion
Fuel prices prompt Japanese to reconsider overseas travel
U.S. catching up on planning for bicycles

archived July 4, 2008
	

Climate policy - July 4

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Rescuing reporting in the global South
Professor Garnaut's new report on climate: Think big, Australia
India reveals its first climate change plan
UK: Climate no longer just a middle-class issue
I've seen the effects of climate change - and if people won't face up to it, governments must make them

archived July 4, 2008
	

Media & persuasion - July 2

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Your brain lies to you
AP took it to the wire but needs to rethink its role (Associated Press vs bloggers)
Here Comes Everybody - falling in love with the Internet all over again
Chinese bloggers scale the 'Great Firewall' in riot's aftermath

archived July 3, 2008
	

Consumerism - July 2

Staff, Energy Bulletin

China Watch: Plastic bag ban trumps market and consumer efforts
Australia: Gimme shelter from affluenza
Sex and the City and handbag insanity

archived July 2, 2008
	

Coal - July 2

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Richard Heinberg: Coal in China
Aluminium supply in deficit on coal shortage - UBS
Equipment shortage slows US coal output growth-CEO

archived July 2, 2008
	

Coal in China

Richard Heinberg, MuseLetter (Global Public Media)

China has encouraged rapid export-led economic growth as a way of putting off dealing with its internal political and social problems. Economic growth requires energy, and China's energy comes overwhelmingly from coal. The nation's short-term survival strategy thus centers on producing enormous quantities of coal today, and far more in the future. (Excerpts)

archived July 1, 2008