Japan is still in a crisis with regards to power production as a number of melted Nukes are off-line and they will not be coming back. [fimg=left]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/Nissan_Production_-_Energy_Saving_Measures.jpg[/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - July 6, 2011 At Nissan’s Japanese Oppama Plant, Wednesdays are the new Fridays. A work week beginning on Saturday and ending Wednesday is part of a government-mandated drive to cut energy use 15 percent, coming in the wake of Japan's devastating March 11 earthquake that starkly reduced available power supply. Office staffers are also chipping in, as the new Saturday-Wednesday schedule means starting - and leaving - earlier. At Nissan's Yokohama headquarters, lighting and air conditioner systems, used sparingly since 3-11, now promptly shut down at 6:30 p.m. on nearly all floors. Yuji Kishi, Nissan Senior Manager in charge of Environment and Energy Control: Measures that are being implemented across the auto industry and at other Japanese manufacturers will wind down in late September, but Kishi says "setsuden" will trigger renewed efforts to cut dependency on Japanese power companies. For now, the challenge remains to keep Japan’s factories running as nearly four months after the twin disasters, the possibility of limited energy blackouts outside of Tokyo is still very real.