In what is being touted as "Australia's first high-level consideration of alternative fuels"
, the Australian Government will be holding a senate inquiry into our future oil supply and alternative transport fuels.
The enquiry begins early next month. The committee will sit in Melbourne on April 4th, Canberra on April 5th and Perth on the 11th & 12th April. The following issues are on the agenda to be addressed...Projections of oil production and demand in Australia and globally and the implications for availability and pricing of transport fuels in Australia Potential of new sources of oil and alternative transport fuels to meet a significant share of Australia’s fuel demands, taking into account technological developments and environmental and economic costsFlow-on economic and social impacts in Australia from continuing rises in the price of transport fuel and potential reductions in oil supplyOptions for reducing Australia’s transport fuel demands.
Unfortunately, submissions are now closed for the enquiry, but 156 have been received in total.
More Information...Information About the InquirySenator Christine Milnes WebsiteSubmissions Received by the CommitteeAustralian Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas