Planet Gore

The Two Japans

Is there a John Edwards equivalent in Japan?  An example of one Japan . . .  

Toyota plans solar air conditioning for the Prius.

Makes sense. When the sun is out, people crank the AC.
Then there’s the other Japan…

Environment analyst Roger Harrabin looks at how the remotely controlled toilet, which plays music at the touch of a button, could undermine Japan’s vision of energy efficiency.

Solar powered musical toilets anyone?

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