Tag Archives: Japan

Earth Day 2009

In an official Earth Day proclamation today, President Obama has stressed that increasing our use of renewable energy is key to America’s prosperity, and has announced plans to lease out federal waters for alternative energy projects such as wind and ocean currents.  To quote: The choice we face is not between saving our environment and […]

Japan and Solar Power

Japan as usual is working on staying ahead where technology is concerned. Fortunately, for a country so densely populated and so technologically oriented, that includes solar technology. The Japanese government has recently announced that it will be putting $145 million toward solar power in the next few months.  I’m not sure exactly how the money […]

Next G8 Meeting with Obama

The sast G8 meeting was with President Bush, and the next will be with Obama, are we going to see some change? In July this year world leaders of the G8 met in Japan trying to agree on targets on global emissions.  This meeting however failed to achieve any concrete results or set clear goals. […]

Solar Hot Water

Solar hot water heating systems are an effective way of conserving energy and reducing your energy bill. Contrary to popular belief, solar water heating is not a new technology. Solar water heating systems have been used commercially for over a century now, with the first commercial water heater (the Climax Solar-Water Heater) going on sale […]