Monday, July 26, 2010

World's largest energy consumer uses a cows to plow the vineyard

This weekend I heard that China has become the world's largest consumer of energy, a title the country vehemently denies so the government can blame global warming on the world's "more developed" countries.

But, as this photograph hints, the per capita energy consumption in China is far below that of USA citizens.

On my last China trip, I photographed these friendly workers using an energy-efficient cow to plow soil around peanuts planted between rows of vines in vineyard operated by Dynasty winery, near Jixian village, Tianjin province.
Break time for man and beast.

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