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The Real Solutions to Our Energy Crisis are Off the Tablenew

After a marathon special session that lasted into the early hours last week, the State Legislature proudly proclaimed that it had acted to address soaring gas prices. Too bad it focused on supply-side issues, and didn't look at the demand side of the equation.
New Haven Advocate  |  Jim Motavalli  |  06-24-2008  |  Economy

What Will We Use Instead of Oil?new

If we're going to go on driving cars, but we can't afford to fuel them from petroleum (and we can't afford to put all those greenhouse gas emissions in the air either), then what do we do instead?
NOW Magazine  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  06-23-2008  |  Environment

Gas Hits $4 a Gallon -- and the End of Oil Isn't Far Down the Roadnew

Suddenly, with $4-per-gallon gas, the public buses fill up, the bike racks are crammed and scooter and hybrid car dealers are looking at enormous back orders.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  06-13-2008  |  Economy

Santa Barbara County Ventures Towards Oil Taxnew

Looking to inject Santa Barbara's cash-strapped coffers with millions in oil-derived dollars, the county's supervisors voted unanimously this week to explore the possibility of a per-barrel tax on oil harvested from beneath county land.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Ethan Stewart  |  05-20-2008  |  Policy Issues

With Gas Prices on the Rise, National SUV Sales Slipnew

With oil nearing a staggering $126 a barrel for June, data suggests that the American love affair with sports utility vehicles and large cars may be over. National SUV sales for April fell more than 32 percent from last year, and small-car sales rose almost 19 percent.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Shara Clark  |  05-16-2008  |  Transportation

The Oil Crossroads: Gold for Highways, Pennies for Public Transportationnew

Growth will only come to a city near you if the federal government is led by somebody who connects the climate-change dots with the oil dots and the public-transportation dots.
Artvoice  |  Bruce Fisher  |  05-16-2008  |  Environment

Bring On Expensive Gas!new

War. Famine. Blackout. The rising price of oil has some heavy implications. But what's the one that North Americans are freaking over? The high cost of gasoline.
The Coast, Halifax's Weekly  |  Kyle Shaw  |  05-13-2008  |  Economy

How Bike Riders and Car Drivers Can More Safely Coexistnew

Educating police, motorists, and cyclists about traffic safety might be an important part of the route toward U.S. economic security, environmental sustainability, and a possible end to oil wars.
SF Weekly  |  Matt Smith  |  05-08-2008  |  Transportation

Breaking the Oil Habit, One Car at a Timenew

Inside electric cars, grease cars, hybrids, and "eco-driving."
Shepherd Express  |  Ken Reibel  |  04-25-2008  |  Transportation

What are the Safety Ramifications of the Bitter Labor Dispute at Petro-Canada?new

A report that says a five-month-long lockout of 260 workers at its Montreal refinery hasn't affected safety came under fire last week from the Parti Quebecois and Canada's largest energy workers union.
Montreal Mirror  |  Samer Elatrash  |  04-18-2008  |  Business & Labor

Citizen Activism Against Oil & Gas Drilling Gains Steamnew

With the price of oil and gas skyrocketing it is now profitable to drill for the last remaining deposits in Texas. The Texas Railroad Commission is a willing helpmate to the industry, allowing the proliferation of oil and gas drills across Texas without regard to the impact on Texans, and many are fighting back.
The Texas Observer  |  Rusty Middleton  |  04-09-2008  |  Business & Labor

Energy Expert Warns About Peak Oilnew

Robert Hirsch predicts worldwide shortages, general chaos if not mitigated.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Scott Weaver  |  12-05-2007  |  Environment

Has 'Moneyed Elite' Kept Pols From Tackling Peak Oil?new

That's professor Bill Rees' take; he says that politicians should be "running for shelter" following the October 23 release of a report on peak oil by Germany-based Energy Watch Group.
The Georgia Straight  |  Matthew Burrows  |  11-02-2007  |  Environment

Baghdad Burns, Calgary Boomsnew

Iraq's oil explosion has not been delayed, it's been relocated to the Alberta tar sands.
NOW Magazine  |  Naomi Klein  |  06-11-2007  |  International

When Oilmen Turn Sour on Crudenew

Fears of an energy crash and continuing climate chaos have created a new class of environmentalist -- converted suburban Republican oilmen working for the planet.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  08-09-2006  |  Environment

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