the general population need to help in this regard. ok. we need to make sacrifices in order for our country to move forward in these trying times.
first. the government need to get the train services back in operation, n we need to use it. park our cars when going to work n take the train. this means we need an efficient service. as matter of fact, we need a very efficient and reliable public transportation system.
government in my opinion need to halt the import of say more than 3,000 motor vehicles per year! yeah i knw many persons have alot to say about that, but its necessary. too many vehicles on the road & towns are way too congested. 2 years ago it took me 5mins in traffic fr whr i work to go uptown on a busy day, now it takes 15-20mins. that means i'm using 3 to 4 times the amount of gas i used to use, n at that time gas was like $40 something per litre. its now $80 something. the gov n some will argue ovr import duty revenues but we need to look at the broader pic. in 10 years time we may not be able to afford oil to drive these vehicles they'll lose anyways. better have less cars on the road than none at all. lol. stop the importation of vehicles with CC ratings exceeding 3.4CC for cars n SUV's, pickups, 4.0CC. or increase duty on vehicles exceeding 4.0 to about 300%. so that the additional can go towards buying oil. licensing fees for these vehicles should be increased plenty also 90% of big pickup owners do not use these vehicles for the desired purpose but rather sport around. why on earth do you need to drive around in a 5.7 litre F150 or GMC, or Tundra, or HUmmer? it doesnt affect these owners too much, but the poor is feeling the effects..... theses car makers are also to be blamed cos every year they keep making bigger engines. now they are feeling it too, as sales for these unit are almost non existent......
we need to car pool if necessary too. spend less time on the COMPUTER.
stop being lazy n modernized and not buy self frost fridges n some huge fridge and appliances i see selling......
use more solar energy, just this week they introduced a very good initiative with NHT whr they are lending $1mill to purchase solar energy equipment for private homes. this is very good. i would say wind also, but solar will suffice for the mean time as it can be done on an individual basis rather than the wind generated option. i think all government run places should switch or partially switch to solar energy.
stop the importation of bulbs other than energy saving!
. also, big appliances should be heavily taxed. LUXURY should come at a high price for the individual who thinks he should have it. and dont mix up
"COMFORT with LUXURY" lol. any vehicle that is smoking the owner should be ticketed as this mean the engine is not running efficiently n is burning more fuel than necessary, 90% of the time anyways.
What we need are persons in charge to make more tough decisions that will benefit us in the long term, not the effect we will see immediately afterward, but in 2 years or more............