We take it all for granted till we suffer a power cut! Have you ever wondered or tried to count up the number of domestic appliances, utilites, lights, machines, devices, computers, phones, entertainments and gadgets we use which need an active electricity power supply to operate in the home?.
Here is a seletion but there are many more - see what else you can think of...
Here is a chart comparing US with UK domestic use from Shrink That Footprint being an excellent message in itself:
Not to mention all the multitude of electrical products contantly used in business - here again just a selection
Then of course there are public services using electricity such as:
And private companies supplying public services such as electric train:
As well as electricity for spotlights, stageshows and sound in modern day music, arts and theatre:
The sobering thing is that, unless our electricity supply comes from a sustainable source, not only are we using up a quota of resources and potentially adding to pollution where the power is generated, but also, if the transmission of this electricity supply is not generated by bird-wildlife friendly means and travelling through state-of-the-art conduits:
Mock up of Jimmy electrocuted at Hiraeth Cottage. Ironically the cottage is derelict, uninhabited.
Bird Friendly Living