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Posted on October 5, 2011 by derek
Meanwhile in Germany, they have TOO MUCH WIND POWER!
From Grist: High winds — although not that high, only 15 mph — led to negative-price wind energy for nine hours on July 24, bringing Germany’s total to 31 hours of below-zero-cost energy this year.
Meanwhile in Denmark, they have taxes on fatty foods
The Telegraph: Starting from this Saturday, Danes will pay an extra 30p on each pack of butter, 8p on a pack of crisps, and an extra 13p on a pound of mince, as a result of the tax.
The tax is expected to raise about 2.2bn Danish Krone (£140m), and cut consumption of saturated fat by close to 10pc, and butter consumption by 15pc.
Meanwhile in New York, Zombies #occupywallstreet
TIME: Patrick Bruner, a spokesman for the group, says Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are being urged to dress in business wear with white faces and blood, and will march while eating monopoly money. He says financial workers should see them “reflecting the metaphor of their actions.”
Meanwhile in Japan, they’ve decided to continue killing whales. And New Zealand is not pleased.
CNA: “Japan’s decision is increasingly out of step with international opinion,” Foreign Minister Murray McCully said.
Meanwhile in Singapore, only 1/3 of professionals clear their annual leave
Asia One: ‘The figures reflect that Singaporeans do not have a strong work-life balance,’ says Andrea Ross, Robert Walters’ managing director for Singapore and Malaysia. ‘Singapore is a fast-moving economy and to make the most of this, people tend to work longer hours so that they don’t miss out of any opportunities on the work front.’