4 Dec 2009
Essential Viewing: the Human Power Station
For years in talks, I have talked about the idea of “energy slaves”, trying to translate the amount of energy used in the average family house into the number of people pedalling on bicycles that would be required to meet their needs. Thus far, no-one has ever actually tried to do it. Until last night, on a fantastic ‘Bang Goes the Theory’ programme on BBC TV, they put this to the test, and found it is way more than that. A brilliant programme, definitely worth watching. I have talked to people who found this one of the best programmes in terms of an awareness of energy that they have ever seen. You can view it for the next 7 days here.