How many light bulbs does it take to change an energy system?

Regen’s Arts and Energy programme supports the transition to a decentralised energy system through encouraging, inspiring and broadening the debate about our energy generation through the arts.

In 2017 we would like to see an increase in lightbulb moments across the UK as more people become aware of the necessity for drastic change to our energy system to respond to the threat of climate change.

Did you know? There is actually a whole website dedicated to lightbulb jokes?

For your entertainment this Christmas I’ve selected a few for you!

Q: How many art directors does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Does it have to be a lightbulb?

Q: How many city planners does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Six – four to write an extensive study recommending a three-way 100/200/250 watt light bulb, one to write an article in the newspaper praising the study, and one to put in a 10 watt blub instead.

Q: How many consultants does it take to change a light bulb?
A: I’ll have an estimate for you a week from Monday.

Q: How many copyeditors does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: The last time this question was asked, it involved art directors. Is the difference intentional? Should one or the other instance be changed? It seems inconsistent.

Q: How many optimists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None, they’re convinced that the power will come back on soon.

Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two. One to hold the giraffe and the other to fill the bathtub with brightly colored machine tools.

Q: How many Tory MP’s does it take to change a light bulb?
A: I’m sorry I can’t tell you that, the light bulb changing service has been privatised and the information you require is commercially sensitive.

Q: How many Zen masters does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None. Zen masters carry their own light.

And for any of you who are interested in making a calculation of the actual number of people it takes to  switch on the lights – check out this little animation from Energy 101

 

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