06 Jun '11, 3am

It's Getting Hot In Here: Japanese Execs Shed Their Clothes To Save Energy: It's summer, and in the world's most...

It's Getting Hot In Here: Japanese Execs Shed Their Clothes To Save Energy: It's summer, and in the world's most...

It's summer, and in the world's most heavily-populated cities, that means scorching heat and soaring energy bills. In Japan , the government has launched its annual "Super Cool Biz " campaign to encourage businesses and executives to curb their high-cost air conditioning use. The campaign encourages professionals to save electricity by wearing Hawaiian shirts, T-shirts and sandals to work instead of the usual stuffy three-piece suits. In light of the damage caused by the March earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese government is also pushing businesses to set their thermostats to 82 degrees Farenheit to help cut the country's energy usage by 15 percent. In addition to the nuclear crisis at Fukushima , many of Japan's coal and gas power plants were seriously damaged, making energy a precious commodity until repairs can be made. As you might expect, some of the more traditiona...

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