IEA Website Now Available 58 Different Languages

We at the International Energy Alliance are very excited to announce that as of today our website is now available in fifty-seven different languages in addition to English — Arabic, Chinese, German, Spanish, Russian, Swahili, and even Haitian Creole. See the list of tags at the bottom of this post for a complete list of available languages. The IEA board members believe that this will allow the IEA to better accomplish one of its first and primary goals of sharing information and collaborating with others all around the world.

Although from the time the IEA website first went live in July 2011 to date there has been traffic from seventy-one different counties, according to Google Analytics, about three out of every four IEA website visitors are English speaking. However according to World Internet Statistics only one out of every four internet users were English speaking in 2011. The IEA board hopes that in the future the population of individuals accessing the website will better reflect the world internet population. Making the IEA website available in such a great number of languages is a large step in that direction.

The way that it works is each IEA webpage is automatically translated into all fifty-seven languages within one minute of going live, and then those pages are stored in a cloud. When an individual searches in a language other than English, the search engines can now match non English search words directly with to corresponding information in IEA web pages in that same language. 

We look forward to seeing an increase in visibility and in contributions and viewing from others all around the world. Please let us know how about your experience at our website in a language other than English. 

 

Laguna Hills High School Joins IEA

The IEA welcomes Laguna Hills High School located in Orange County, California as its newest school member to join the alliance. Adam Wong, president of the MADE Ecology Club at Laguna Hills High School, first approached the IEA to see about help in promoting the “Biggest Loser” in energy contest organized by the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) of which he is the Orange County Youth Rep. Needless to say, the IEA helped promote this extremely noble energy cause. To date one of our IEA schools has joined this contest and we hope more will follow. 

Adam Wong’s MADE Club has already established a successful recycling program and a self-sufficient native plant habitat. Now through both the IEA and ACE his ecology club will also become involved in making  positive energy related changes to the environment. We look forward to benefiting from Adam’s excitement and passion for the environment and the MADE Club participation and contributions to our website.