Amid soaring oil prices stemming from the Libyan uprising, Spain is adopting an energy-saving emergency initiative that aims to lower highway speed limits, reduce train ticket prices and use more biofuel to help cut back energy costs, according to Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba. These measures are expected to be formally approved this week and adopted on a temporary basis Mar. 7, The Associated Press reports.

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      Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.