Saturday, April 02, 2005


What should be the worldview on energy?

The International Energy Agency are very worried about depleting fuel reserves globally. They are expected to report this month that there is a need for "dramatic measures, such as reducing motorway speed limits by 25 per cent, shortening the working week, imposing driving bans on certain days, providing free public transport and promoting car pooling schemes."

Germany is taking action: The FT reports "Several German cities including Munich, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf are set to introduce restrictions over coming weeks on trucks and diesel-driven cars using local roads. . ." And the Philippines are going further by cutting the working week of public servants from five to four days, on the basis that the government should give a lead.

Other thoughts from Asia on energy policy? See Simon World, a blog that gives an Asian perspective on many matters. (, and
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