The Energy Gap

This is a practical, real-life programme which uses a British family as guinea pigs to show how wide is the energy gap between developed and developing nations.

Dan Damon will live with a middle class family in Burton on Trent as they try to live on the amount of energy used by a middle class family living near Delhi.

As well as finding out how quickly the British family run into an energy crisis if they try to live the usual way, there's advice from energy efficiency experts on how to reduce power consumption and install energy efficient devices.

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01Meeting The Families20050411

This is a practical, real-life programme which uses a British family as guinea pigs to show how wide is the energy gap between developed and developing nations.

Dan Damon will live with a middle class family in Burton on Trent as they try to live on the amount of energy used by a middle class family living near Delhi.

As well as finding out how quickly the British family run into an energy crisis if they try to live the usual way, there's advice from energy efficiency experts on how to reduce power consumption and install energy efficient devices.

02Limiting The Energy Supply20050412

The family starts trying to live on their energy quota.

This includes random black-outs to mimic those that the developing world family has to live with.

What are the irritations and tedium caused by having to limit electricity use? The expert will help the family introduce dynamo and solar technology such as wind up chargers for mobile phones and torches and solar powered lights.

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