energy footprints

I have this thing with meaningless numbers turned into something sensible by a comparison, a visualization, or an analogy. And I’ve got this thing with inequality. An example I recently came across is the energy footprint of Bangkok luxury malls. What does it mean that Paragon Mall in Bangkok, yes the one with that great Kinokuniya bookstore, consumes 123 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity each year? Nothing to me, but that it is more than twice as much as the consumption of a poor province like Mae Hong San (250,000 inhabitants) does convey something.

About roger henke

Still figuring out the story line that would satisfy myself here. Listening to what my family and friends evoke, what the words I absorb, the images that move me, the movements that still me, point to.
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