Global Warming 8--Japan Leads in Energy Conservation

Home energy use has declined in the U.S. but Japanese homes are far more energy-efficient

JAPAN LEADS THE WORLD IN ENERGY CONSERVATION

Japanese homes used less than half the energy, on average, of American homes in 2001 the last year for which comparable data are available. Japan is far ahead of the U.S. in adopting new energy saving technology. So is Germany according to the article by Martin Fackler in this morning's NY Times. 1-6-06.

Japanese homes used less than half the energy of U.S. homes.

Japanese homes used less than half the energy of American homes in 2001

Kiminobu Kimura of Tokyo uses a fuel cell resembling a filing cabinet that sits in front of his house.

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