Are holidays the solution?
What does everyone think of the two-day holiday on Saturday and Sunday? Will that really work? Will people not go out because it is a holiday? Remember the last time this was attempted? I understand that energy/oil usage needs to be reduced but can’t there be more creative ways of doing it?
How about declaring a subsidy (carbon credit reinsured) for companies that set up alternate energy generation – non-fossil fuel – or other such initiatives. Remember the economy is in tatters as well and if we shut down offices for another day, will that really help ease the economic crisis? As it is Friday is more or less a half day because of the 3 hour lunch breaks. Do we really need more holidays?
As for closing down petrol pumps on Friday, that is a non-starter. It will only affect the poor guy who can’t afford to hoard up petrol the day before or fill it up the day after. Come on guys and gals! Surely we can come up with innovative ways of saving energy. This is not going to cut it.
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