Monday, April 28, 2014

Japan finds the cleanest energy - saved energy

The Energy Collective: "These temporary measures have proven to have long term impact. They've dramatically increased the awareness of energy use and energy efficiency, with large companies running high-profile lasting programs. As a result, power consumption never rebounded despite GDP growth, as energy conscious practices became ingrained. More importantly, there is huge potential for technical measures to reduce energy usage even further - a resource that has only begun to be tapped into."

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Record high ridership on Taipei's tomb-sweeping buses

CNA ENGLISH NEWS: "Taipei, April 6 (CNA) Free buses for people heading to clean up ancestral graves in Taipei for Tomb Sweeping Day carried a record high number of 775,843 passengers this year, according to bus operators.

The buses, a measure meant to alleviate traffic as people flocked to public cemeteries, made 16,476 trips on March 22-23 and 29-30 and the three-day Tomb Sweeping Day weekend April 4-6."

Local labor groups voice concerns over free trade impact

CNA ENGLISH NEWS: "In a joint statement, the workers' union of top telecom provider Chunghwa Telecom and 16 other organizations argued that the capital flows and profits brought by free trade only benefit capitalists, not their low-level employees.

In terms of Taiwan's growth, for example, wages have actually decreased over the years as the economy has continued to expand, they said."