I received the following notice in my desk today:
As part of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) commitment towards electricity and water conservation, starting from 1st March 2008, DEWA will introduce a Slab Tariff System under which the charges are based on quantities consumed.
It is expected that the system will encourage consumers in the higher slabs to reduce their water and electricity consumption using simple conservation techniques.
The consumers in the higher slabs include companies. Now, why I think that this is just one of Dubai’s scheme to earn more money from non-tax paying consumers? Because in this part of the world, people are willing to pay than conserve Earth’s limited resources.
Last week when we transferred to a new office building, everybody was complaining that 22C (71F) room temperature is too hot. I thought it was just right but they looked at me like I was carrying a deadly virus! Everyone disagreed and now we are back to 15C (59F).
What to do? It’s always winter in Dubai’s offices.
My friend Kailani of An Island Life is on vacation and has given me the chance to guest post at her blog. Please check out my first guest post at Kailani’s blog – one of my favorite family blogs around!