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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Energy Addictive Nations can change their ways

I was impressed by recent energy user stats from Japan that showed" Japan's population and economy are each about 40 percent as large as that of the United States, yet in 2004 it consumed less than a quarter as much energy as America did, according to the International Energy Agency, which is based in Paris.
On a per-capita basis, that means Japan consumed the energy equivalent of 2.8 million tons of oil per person in 2004, in contrast to 5.4 million tons per American. Germany, another energy- conscious country, used 3.2 million tons per person. On other measures, like household electricity use, Japan is also much lower."
source :http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/07/news/energy.php

This clearly shows the path is there - you just have to choose to take it. As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called for: “A new America that declares our energy independence, promotes domestic sources of renewable energy, and confronts climate change.”

We feel as we have stated before - that the trend is there for long term change in energy use and technology and this could be an interesting year for the sector !

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