Economic Policy Research

In a crisis, all the developed countries are protectionist (protection of property by non-market economy methods), and, it is a beautiful speeches and appeals to various summits of the economy without barriers. So with November 2008, governments have introduced about 280 of protectionist measures, estimated at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Protectionism doing absolutely all of the country, okay, if a country has modern production, which is temporarily at times of crisis should be supported, and if it is "fossil" AvtoVAZ, remained at the level of the 70s of the last century? Then protectionism is bordered on madness – just for the money wind. Such production should not defend, but an urgent upgrade, what appears to have convinced the Russian government. Compare annual production rate of machines per worker in the automotive industry: Russia – 2.5; Europe – 9 U.S. – 11 Japan – 16; global average value of – 8.

How many thousands did not feed the collective "bungler" billions of dollars in Togliatti injections of public money (not clear on that) and did not install protective duties on imports of machinery (the worsened economic situation of the Far East), anyway, as a result, staff now have to cut the plant. Moreover, losing time, now I have to act according to the worst scenario, called – "punished the innocent." Under the cut, first of all, get a simple working and lower-level engineers, who in the technical backwardness of the Russian car industry from international standards are not to blame. Perpetrators that the huge subsidies have not helped to establish the plant output demanded products, will not incur penalties. Russia – the absolute leader in the number of "most harmful" protective measures (20), estimated at CEPR. In second place – Germany (15), third place is shared by India and Indonesia (10), fourth – Italy, Spain and United Kingdom (9). To protect the domestic market in 2009, the Russian government (except automobile industry protection in the form of cash grants and the establishment of protective duties for foreign cars to 30%) also raised: the import duty on television sets (from 10% to 15%), taxes on certain types of rolled steel-alloy steel (from 5% to 20%), as well as the pipes of iron or steel (with 5% to 20%), etc. All this shows lack of competitiveness of the Russian economy, as for high-performance, modern industry, producing quality goods, are not necessary protective measures, products of such production is always and without demand. Yuri Chashin 09/16/2009

Tagish Lake

The conscientious handling of landscape and resources is a concern to them. So, for example, 90 per cent are needed energy from solar cells, and in the own small greenhouse are vegetables and fresh herbs pulled. In addition to useful tips and know-how in terms of wildlife, there are therefore for guests also delicious regional food and homemade bread. Who’s for lunch on the go, is not dismissed also without a lunch package. Away schedule and commitments every day can be completely freely. May it be a kayaking tour to romantic bays? Or a boat trip with wildlife viewing? Around the 80-kilometer Tagish Lake caribou, bears, beavers and rare birds of prey roam North American reindeer. Particularly close to get them on an extended hike. The team of the lodge takes guests like via boat to the best starting points and brings them closer to the most beautiful places.

Directly behind the lodge, also begins the climb up the mountain, whose Summit offers a fantastic view over the Lake and the surrounding forest. But not only in the summer, even in the cold season the life plays out most Tagish Lake largely off outdoors. Rapid tours with the snowmobile and quaint snow-shoe hikes are on the program. In the winter, dog sledding trips but undoubtedly are the highlights. If the seemingly endless snow landscape passes and to hear the hackles of rugged Huskies far and wide as a single sound, a feeling of boldness and spirit of adventure is even at die-hard nature boys. Apart from the diversity of flora and fauna are Canada and the only Alaska especially for excellent fishing grounds known removed a stone’s throw from Tagish Lake. It is almost impossible to return after a few hours or a day on the Lake without fishing. Especially die-hard go in winter in freezing temperatures with rod and drill, to satisfy their hunting instinct while ice fishing.

Mobility Car Sharing

CO2 reduction – hand-in-hand for the protection of the environment for more than 15 years making Avis, one of the world’s leading car rental companies, their part for the environment. Continuous measurements of CO2 emissions generated by Avis and its customers and corresponding countermeasures, the car rental actively reduced emissions. In addition to an internal saving concept and the use of environmentally friendly technologies, Avis in the Switzerland compensates all CO2 emissions from car rentals that can be made by mobility customers since 2006. With the post, Avis supports an environment protection project in China, at which prevented the release of methane into the atmosphere, the gas is instead converted to energy and heat for local industrial enterprises and private households. The climate summit 2011 in Durban, South Africa, brought little progress for the project of the international CO2 emission reduction. It is all the more important that companies and individuals will contribute to environmental protection. Avis has made it his goal as small as possible the own CO2 footprint hold. Together with its partner mobility car sharing, Avis offset the CO2 emissions of all car rentals in the Switzerland, which will be made through mobility customers.

This allows the investment in an environmental protection project in the Chinese province of Liaoning. More than half of the power in China produced by the combustion of coal. This produces per year on average 10.6 trillion m of environmentally methane gas. To prevent the release into the atmosphere, this is in the form of an environmental protection project, which is supported by Avis, are transformed into energy and warmth with which households and local industries. Especially clean and renewable energy, new jobs and an improved local infrastructure to benefit the local population. Us, protecting the environment is a big concern for a long time. Therefore we are proud to be in the Switzerland with our mobility car sharing partners and the project in the Chinese Liaoning make a further contribution to reducing international emissions to can. , We try harder’ is? as in all other divisions? our motto, to make the world a little greener”, explains Martin Gruber, Managing Director of Avis Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic.

About Avis Avis car rental operates one of the world’s best known car rental companies with approximately 5’200 stations in over 165 countries. Avis may refer to a long history of innovations in the car industry and is one of the world’s strongest brands for customer loyalty. Avis is part of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates the brand worldwide and licensed.