DisneylandIt is undeniable that we all get through a lot of energy.

We’re constantly bombarded with information about the impending energy crisis and told to reduce our energy consumption. We can do this by switching-off appliances, never leaving lights on and changing to energy-saving light bulbs. Changing x-many light bulbs will save y-many tonnes of carbon, and z-many kilowatt-hours of electricity every year!

But what does this really mean? Talking about carbon footprints in tonnes seems like an awful lot, and who even knows what a kilowatt-hour is?

To put this in some sort of perspective, and as a bit of light relief from the pressure of saving the world, here’s a comparison between two large energy consumers:Disneyland, and a small country. Continue reading