Ronald Brak

Because not everyone can be normal.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Enough is Enough!

I was just looking at Australia’s per capita electricity consumption. It climbed upwards pretty steadily for many decades until 2001, slowed, and has been more or less flat since 2005. Not bad considering that Australia mangaged to avoid punching itself in the economic gonads during that period. I read some stuff about improvements in lighting and water heating, but I think basically we got enough. Our rooms are bright enough, we’re cool enough in summer and warm enough in winter, our TVs are big enough, and cattle prod night down at Fight Club is shocking enough. If we want, from here on in, improvements in efficiency can reduce our electricity use while still leaving us enough.

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