Monday, August 04, 2008
Free Hybrid Electric Buses at Tokyo's Haneda Airport
I like the 4 new hybrid electric buses at Haneda Airport. Daimler, the German company, owns Mitsubishi Fuso, that has supplied three, while Hino supplied one.
Batteries on the roofs are from Toyota: great to see that companies can cooperate for sustainable development - and the bus rides are free, linking Haneda's first, second and international terminals. As we all want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this is clearly a win-win situation.
More details over at Treehugger.
A bit of history - Haneda first opened in 1931. During the 1930s, Haneda handled flights to destinations in Japan, Korea and Manchuria, and was taken over by the U.S. in 1945 as an Army Air Base.
Scandinavian Airlines DC-7 began regular flights between Haneda and Copenhagen via Anchorage beginning in 1957.
There is a nice memorial in Tokyo with a rune stone, to comemorate the very first SAS flight between Scandinavia and Japan in 1955, over the North Pole.
Blogs I Like
- Ad B: Japan Navigator
- Adventures of a (Swedish) Salariman in Tokyo
- Amy: Blue Lotus
- Boing Boing: Wonderful Things
- Brendan: UNU OurWorld 2.0
- Hiroko & Rick: Itadakimasu
- Jared B: Tokyo Green Space
- Joan: Popcorn Homestead
- Jon: Toshogu or As I See Japan... From L.A.
- Justin B: The Rational Pessimist (Climate & Risk)
- Kat: Food Adventures in Japan
- Ken: KenElwood in semi-rural Japan
- Mari: Watashi to Tokyo
- MTC: Shisaku
- Otakimura: In The Pines
- P: Pacific Islander
- Peko Peko: Kyoto Foodie
- Richard H: Spike Japan
- Risa & Kirk: Savory Japan
- Robert: Pure Land Mountain
- Shizuoka Gourmet
- Ten Thousand Things
- Tom: Kitchen Garden in Japan
Links I Like
- News: About Sweden in English
- News: BBC
- News: Der Spiegel (Germany) in English
- News: Deutche Welle
- News: FT Asia (UK, EU)
- News: Kyoto Journal (Japan)
- News: NHK World Society & Others (Japan)
- News: People's Daily (China)
- News: Telegraph (UK)
- News: The Local (Sweden)
- News: Yomiuri Online (Japan)
- News: Yonhap (Korea)
- NGOs/News: Organic Consumers Association (US)
- NGOs: Amnesty
- NGOs: Consumers Union (US) Food
- NGOs: Consumers Union of Japan
- NGOs: Greenpeace
- NGOs: Greenz.jp
- NGOs: Japan for Sustainability
- NGOs: Japan Organic Agriculture Association
- NGOs: Japan Vegetarian Society
- Shops: Alishan Organic Center
- Shops: Eco to Waza (GreenJapan)
- Shops: Warabe Mura
- Stuff: Japan Probe