Clean-air proposals

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 May, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 May, 2007, 12:00am

Key measures to improve air quality suggested by the Council for Sustainable Development:

Shift electricity demand from peak to off-peak periods by introducing peak-load pricing, thus avoiding the need to build new power stations

Encourage innovative ways of saving energy

Promote a wider application of building-related energy savings through use of green labelling for buildings with superior energy performance

Adopt variable road pricing to discourage old and polluting cars from entering congested urban areas

Establish an alert system to help the public develop positive habits to cope with high air pollution days, including reduced use of vehicles and switching off unnecessary electrical equipment