I found myself asking this question today. Not in an existential sense (though spending last week in a sea kayak spotting seals has made it much harder to chain myself to the desk since.) I was at Lancaster University talking to academics about what all this energy is for. Why do we each use fifteen times the amount of energy than we did two hundred years ago?
Regular readers will know this isn’t the first time I’ve asked this question. My 2011 pamphlet for Green Alliance, Demanding Less, attempts to get to grip with the big questions about energy » Continue Reading.