“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Motorists to pay for emissions tests

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Car owners now have to watch out for a new emissions testing speed bump -- or else pay additional charges when visiting repair shops for regular maintenance.

A new system for emissions testing launched by Governor Fauzi Bowo on Monday authorizes 214 workshops across the city to check cars for carbon emissions and do repairs, passing costs on to vehicle owners.

The carbon emissions testing scheme, dubbed Independent Payment System, was initiated by the Partnership for Clean Emissions and the City Environmental Management Agency. They target 1 million cars tested by the end of 2008.

The new system is an expansion of a 2005 bylaw on air pollution, which aims to reduce pollution through a cooperative effort involving the city and private garages.

"We hope this joint effort between car shops and the city administration results in more days of good air quality this year," Fauzi said.

Jakarta had 54 good quality air days in 2007, higher compared to 45 days in 2006, but much lower than the 108 good air days in 2000, according to official reports.

Emissions tests became mandatory in 2000, but were stalled due to a shortage of technicians and garages certified to carry out tests, a limited budget and even a lack of stickers, according to Budirama Natakusumah, head of the city's environment management board.

In 2006, stickers actually ran out.

Compliance is also weak because the vehicle registration office, which is under the Police, doesn't follow a rule requiring testing for vehicle registration renewal.

"But now, with the new system, we hope to avoid all the problems we had and be rid of further air pollution," Budirama said.

Only one percent of the estimated 2.5 million cars in Jakarta were tested in 2006 due to low public environmental awareness. A gubernatorial decree issued last year mandates regular testing.

Lukman Neno, a university student who drives a Honda Jazz, said the payment system wasn't fair.

"I agree that emissions tests are important, but I don't want to pay 100 percent of the fees if I have to just clean up my exhaust because my carbon emission's too high. It would be too much," he said.

Repair shops are free to determine what to do with vehicles failing the test, including expensive engine maintenance. (anw)

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