We’re hearing more about energy conservation measures in Japan now, in response to the power generation shortfall caused by nuclear reactor problems. Suspended production and electricity rationing are one approach, but all areas are being looked at. This is from a release on Nissan’s corporate website:

<Electricity Conservation Activities>

  • Suspension of air-conditioning at Global Headquarters (GHQ) and Nissan Technical Center (NTC)
  • Closure of all “Nissan Gallery” locations in Japan (GHQ, Sapporo, Ginza (Tokyo), Nagoya, Fukuoka) until March 18
  • Blackout of all dealership signboard lamps and lowering of lighting intensity inside showrooms