Across Asia, oil prices are soaring and there is an unrelenting demand for energy. And this situation is forcing companies and countries to become more energy efficient.
Thailand – G Steel, one of Thailand’s leading steel firms, recycles all its waste water and has cut its electricity use by 38 percent over the past five years.
China — In China, the government has threatened contractors with hefty fines if they violate building codes for saving energy.
South Korea – The country has launched a campaign to convince consumers to toss out their old, less efficient appliances
While offering tax incentives for energy-conscious employers, Governments across Asia are rolling out tougher standards for automobiles, appliances and new construction. To protect their bottom lines, companies are scrambling to save energy. These ventures will also attract Western partners and bolster their environmental credentials.