The IDAE, Institute for diversification and energy saving, agency under the Ministry of industry, tourism and commerce, allocated 37 million euros – more than the initial budget 17 – to replacement of about of 100,000 conventional traffic lights (30% of existing ones) by others with LED technology, with the aim of saving energy. Traffic lights equipped with LED technology, currently only 15%, they allow to save 80% of consumption power, equivalent to an annual saving of 90,000 megawatts (MWh) of electricity, or what is the same, the power consumption of more than 22,000 households. Also, they will also allow reduce demand for oil in over 20.462 tonnes annually and prevent the emission into the atmosphere of some 58,000 tons of CO2 (carbon dioxide). A Plan for energy saving initiative is part of the Plan of action of the strategy of energy saving and efficiency 2008-2012 and will run this year. Once completed, the plan will benefit 27 million citizens of 584 local councils, who will receive free of charge the IDAE technology and who will be responsible to perform the replacement and installation of traffic lights. There are currently nearly 300,000 lights whose final energy consumption is estimated at 350 gigawatts per year (Gwh), equivalent to electricity that can consume a set of more than 150,000 households in Spain. Traffic lights are to operate permanently, resulting in that high consumption of energy since they are equipped with incandescent or halogen lamps.
Currently, only 15% of them have LED technology. Simple implementation from which in 1995 managed to produce the green color in a diode, this technology is has spread, including its application in traffic lights. The mechanics for its implementation consists of a mere replacement of the existing lamps by the new set of diodes.
The conflict between Washington and Havana resulted in a trade embargo against Cuba, which remains until today. Convened to analyze the problems of violence and the development of a culture of peace, the OAS Assembly put aside his main agenda to focus on the Cuban, tinged case of tensions between delegations and protests outside the venue of the meeting in this city in the Northwest of Honduras. Given this reality it is no surprise as the Publisher of the newspaper La Nacion of Buenos Aires highlights, it is not surprising the destemplado lexicon of Fidel Castro in celebrate, but do not accept the possibility that your country access again to a bench in the Organization of American States (OAS), which was expelled in 1962. Surprisingly, the tone with which disqualified its members branded as implicitly complicit in all the trash of 60 years of betrayal of the peoples of Latin America. It is one of their many qualifiers, dumps in writing, against a unique institution that, bad that despite us, not always was at the height of the circumstances, as it did with the failed application of the Inter-American Treaty of reciprocal assistance (TIAR) during the Falklands war. It reminds us of the editorial, that the OAS, arose in 1890 of the first International American Conference held in Washington under the name of International Union of American republics, it went through different stages and exceeded several crises until in 1948, adopted the Charter of the Organization of American States. In those years, and in the subsequent no agency of that magnitude could have acted independently of Governments. It is unfair, then, the criticism of Castro, beyond that the Foreign Ministers meeting in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula did not seem to repair in his opinion when they approved the reintegration of Cuba, which bridge to its regional integration.
When fuel costs are so high, people favor flying to driving. If the distance traveled is over 500 miles it often makes sense to fly. If the distance is over 1000 miles, then it definitely makes sense to fly to save fuel. In fact, unless you really need a car once there and if not stay long or take a bit of luggage, driving makes little sense. Some of us can set our sights on destinations that are not near major airports, which means we have to go on a passenger plane to complete the trip, which increases the cost. However, it is hard to beat in the cost of travel if you are paying $ 2.35 per gallon. If you are traveling a great busy international airport is to save money while driving. If you live in a big city and travel to another big city, then it is difficult to justify the cost of driving.
Not just in the United States this is true, also works in Europe, where discounted airline flights from London to Paris or Madrid are meaningless. The Euro-tunnel costs are expensive to drive. Although the ferry is a bit less expensive yet can not be compared with the low cost of flying. In the United States we see people traveling to Las Vegas and from almost anywhere except the basin of Los Angeles does not make much sense to go to market. Flights from PHX, Sacramento, Denver, Seattle or Portland are well under $ 100.00 in many cases, if you buy them in advance. If you check the cost of the flight "with the cost of fuel in you SUV, then you will see how affordable flying really is. Think about it." Lance Winslow "- If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; / wttbbs