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Nine threatened species may occur in MEO NT/P68 Timor Sea drill, off NT coast

Posted by gasweek on 25 September, 2007

Nine threatened species and a number of migratory species, listed marine species and cetaceans may potentially occur in the region, but no threatened communities were known or likely to occur, according to a statement by the permit holders of NT/P68, TSP Arafura Petroleum Pty Ltd and Oz-Exoil Pty Ltd (6/8/2007).
Before or after?
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PM’s wild policy spree: PM takes the “renewables” out of MRET: makes nuclear and CO2 dumps mandatory; and implies forced merger of state energy-mix targets

Posted by gasweek on 25 September, 2007

In a pre-election move the Prime Minister – designed to look “green”; but in fact far from that – had re-invented the mandatory energy requirement but removed the renewables; he added CO2 dumps and nuclear power to mandatory requirements. According to John Breusch, of The Australian Financial Review (25/9/2007, p.4) John Howard announced on the weekend a target to provide 30,000 gigawatt hours a year of electricity from low-emissions sources by 2020 — an estimated 15 to 20 per cent of the country’s power supply.
The Australian Financial Review, 25/9/2007, p. 4
Buzzy the Nuke
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Australia an energy superpower says Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources, Ian Macfarlane

Posted by gasweek on 18 September, 2007

Ian Macfarlane, Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources, Member for Groom, Liberal Party of Australia, speaking to the House of Representatives, Commonwealth on 11 September 2007 said “Those of us on this side of the House have long recognised Australia’s potential as an energy superpower. Last week at APEC our vision was confirmed”.
Ian Macfarlane Coal Energy Superpowerman
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Secret ingredient in tank fuel-pill – mothballs – raises $10m to $100m from 1200 investors for naphthalene additive

Posted by gasweek on 15 September, 2007

Investigations by the Herald have led to three inquiries into Firepower, which is estimated to have raised between $10 million and $100 million from about 1200 investors, including many sports stars. Now independent university test carried out for theThe Sydney Morning Herald reveal what goes into the Firepower Pill. One of the secret ingredients in a fuel pill that has helped underpin multi-million-dollar sponsorships in three sporting codes was revealed – and it’s the same compound used in mothballs, reported The Sydney Morning Herald (8/8/2007, p. 1).
Firepower Cartoon
Firepower a sponsor of major sporting codes: The pills, which promise to improve fuel consumption and reduce harmful emissions when added to a tank of fuel, are marketed by Firepower, sponsor of the Sydney Kings basketball team, the South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league team and the Western Force rugby union team in Perth.

Naphthalene compound the main ingredient: One of the main ingredients in the Western Force-branded pill is a naphthalene compound, a toxin with the familiar smell once found in sock drawers. Naphthalene mothballs have been used in car enthusiasts as a homemade octane booster for decades.

The Sydney Morning Herald, 8/8/2007, p. 1

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