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      CommentAuthorSteamyTea
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2014
     
    Bit on the Beeb's website about how we use less energy now.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30518649
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    Meanwhile in the US, this has just been voted in: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/congress-not-so-bright-idea-light-bulbs

    Wonder what William Stanley Jevons would make of it all anyway..?
    • CommentAuthorborpin
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2014
     
    Just read this. Quite interesting really. Energy use in UK seemed to peak in 85 even though we now have more electrical gadgets.

    Not really surprising if this is taken as total energy use. Car economy 100% improved in that time. House better insulated, bulbs, electronics instead of valves etc etc.
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      CommentAuthorSteamyTea
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2014
     
    It could be argued that we now get better utility for every kg of CO2 we push out.
    One of the measures is kg CO2/ GDP. Not one I particularly like, but useful. It does encourage 'exporting' the problem and then kicking the people we export the problem to.
    • CommentAuthorEd Davies
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2014
     
    Also a lot of our raw materials and lower-grade tat is made abroad, e.g., in China, so doesn't get counted in our energy budget. Vs, much smaller quantities of higher valued exports which might have a high embodied energy per tonne but not so large per £10⁶.
    • CommentAuthoratomicbisf
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2014
     
    Is it just me or does anyone else think the BBC comments feature just seems to function as an invitation to the ignorant and cantankerous to share their ill-informed views? Anything to do with energy, the environment and especially climate change is opened up for comment, but on other subjects we don't get this. For example a story on a new health treatment isn't opened to anti-vaxxers or a story about space exploration isn't opened to moon landing fakers.

    Ed
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      CommentAuthorSteamyTea
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2014
     
    Never noticed that, but shall keep an eye on it from now on.

    Moon is made from cheese, well known, why the Soup Dragon is there.
    Electricity is made from Unicorn Farts, anything else is a hoax.
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