Convenience stores under attack by global warming zealots September 28, 2008Posted by honestclimate in humour.
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Convenience stores under attack by global warming zealots
From Watts Up with That?, September 28, 2008
Now I’ve heard everything. Talk about your “Kyoto protocol”. The original source of this silliness comes from the city of Kyoto. In June, in a bid to reduce greenhouse gases and perhaps become a nationally designated “model environmental city,” the municipal government indicated it would request convenience stores to “voluntarily refrain” from staying open all night.
You can read the complete story here in Japan Today. The worst part about this is the complete lack of understanding about where the major energy use is. Closing the store may result in some energy savings from lighting, but the main power use, refrigeration systems, and that Slushee machine, will still operate.
No more midnight Slushee! Maybe the real reason is the “exploitation of the polar bear” on the cup.
Here is more, a response from the Japan Franchise Association
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