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4 fold increase in Qantas fuel price and we need a second airport in Sydney?

There is a lot of press at the moment about whether the carbon tax is a significant influence on the financial performance of Qantas and Virgin Australia. It’s a good distraction from the elephant in the room – fuel price. The peak oilists seem to have gone quiet in recent years but I did come […]

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Oh Crap – Peak Wine

Peak oil, peak water, peak fertiliser, peak lithium – you can live without all that stuff but wine! And on Melbourne Cup day too! A devastating report from Morgan Stanley Research has commented that “unstable weather in Argentina and western Europe has lead to a global drop in wine production, while demand continues to rise […]

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Energy security in Australia – reasons to be concerned

The reaction of “why didn’t I know that” always amazes me when I mention that Australia currently imports 40% of its oil and by 2030 will be importing around 80% of its oil. It is not mentioned much in the news, or in general discussions about the built environment or our lives but oil security […]

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“How Australia survived peak oil” – release date 2030

It still surprises me that the impact of oil security and future oil price is not widely discussed in the planning of our towns, our residential developments and the future of our everyday lives. Australia’s self sufficiency in meeting our demand for oil and other refinery feedstock production sits at around 66% in 2010, dropping […]

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