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Why are petrol prices being buried by government?

The bad news we bring you today is that this document, owned by the people of Tasmania, has been pulled from the state government’s websites so you can no longer get it from there. Continue reading

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UTAS taking Peak Oil seriously

Good News! – Tasmania’s university, UTAS, has moved ahead of state government, having just released its Peak Oil Risk Analysis.

Described as a global first for the tertiary education sector, the UTAS study has investigated the likely impacts of increasing world oil prices on its business operations staff and student population. Continue reading

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Send a ‘please act now’ to Minister McKim

Dear climate / peak oil champion,

We are asking for a few moments of your time to petition the state government.

To his credit, in 2010 Minister Nick McKim gained budget 
funding for an important ‘Oil Price Vulnerability Study’ to be undertaken.

Now, two years later and 9 months after its foreshadowed 
release there is no sign of the study. We do know that it has been completed and is now gathering dust in government. Continue reading

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How to approach your local council

How can your local council respond to peak oil in the best possible way?

Some councils are large and well resourced. Others less so. Some may have already taken steps to address the issue. Most have not done so yet. Some will be much more impacted by peak oil than will others.

In short, no one-way-fits-all. Continue reading

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What can Tasmanian local councils do?

The decline of global oil production will radically change the way our societies are run: our transport systems, how we produce food, where we work and live.

Here’s a basic checklist for anybody who wishes to influence local government as to the multiple ways that councils are able to respond to the Peak Oil issue.

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Peak Oil Forum – July 2

This forum was a follow-up to a successful public forum held in 2010. Since then it has become evident that the most responsive arm of government to pressing oil depletion issues has been local government, which has close links with affected communities and businesses.

To receive a summary of proceedings, please email info@peakoiltas.org.
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Tasmanian Government’s Peak Oil Study

Announcing this $250,000 study in 2010, Minister McKim said that it is vital Tasmania prepares for when the supply and price of oil are less certain than they are today. However, the study, now well underway, has been renamed the “Tasmanian Oil Price Vulnerability Study”. It seems very likely that the study will consider only the price of oil, not its availability. Continue reading

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Peak oil & Tasmania’s tourism sector

How will Peak Oil impact upon Tasmania"s high profile tourism industry and all those stakeholders who depend on tourism for their livelihoods? In the foreseeable future, demand will outstrip the supply of oil or at least cheap oil, therefore creating enormous problems for the globally growing and important tourism industry, destinations and societies. <a href="http://peakoiltas.org/peak-oil-in-tasmania/peak-oil-tourism/">[…]</a>

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State government peak oil study

The 2010 Tasmanian budget allocated funds for a $250,000 study that will look into Tasmania”s vulnerability to oil price rises. Announcing the study, Minister Mr Nick McKim said that it is vital Tasmania prepares for when the supply and price of oil are less certain than they are today. “The key is to do this now, so we will be in the strongest position possible when it happens”, he said <a href="http://peakoiltas.org/2010/01/oil-vulnerability-study/"><strong>[…]</strong></a>
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Peak oil & local government

Local councils have a vital role to play in anticipating oil depletion and protecting their local communities and economies from its impacts. Every individual Tasmanian is directly linked to local government in a variety of ways, so local government represents the most direct pathway to building resilience in the face of peak oil. Continue reading

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