A CHANCE TO LISTEN IN…
How people in industrialised countries get and use energy at home changed massively over the past century. WWE asked older people in Sweden and the UK to describe their energy journeys. Why not come along?
Thanks to peat, there is heat
Arnie* and Astrid,* Sweden ● “It was very cold. The house was in bad shape — but that’s just how it was.”
Arnie and Astrid refer to being ‘statare‘, which refers to contract-workers in Swedish agriculture who, contrary to other farmhands, were expected to be married, and were provided […]
‘Piggy-backing’ for heat and hot water
John, UK : “I’ve never again been in that situation where I’ve had a piece of kit that cantankerous.”
Q: Do you remember your house being cold or warm as a child?
A: We could get by without the central heating as we lived in a fairly warm part […]
A dirty chore for a young girl
Elaine, UK : “Even at 8 years old, my job was to shovel coal dumped in the yard into the basement; usually, the delivery was 1 metric tonne.”
Q: Were you directly involved in ‘managing’ household energy?
A: When I was about 8 years old, If I got […]