PV solar panels for a crazy world




Energy drinks, you’re 11 years old!

October 24th, 2013

An overheard conversation at a supermarket checkout inspired me (without the aid of coffee) to write this funny but also serious article about energy drinks.

A mother while struggling to bag her weekly shop suddenly shouted.

“No you can’t have an energy drink you’re 11 years old.”

A generation addicted to caffeine.

A generation addicted to caffeine.

What I chuckle was the follow-up statement of

“if you’ve got no energy at your age then there’s something seriously wrong with you.”

On hearing this statement, I wanted to high-five this lady.

This scenario highlights a severe problem in our modern-day society today. Our children are getting addicted to this seemingly harmless beverage type, but I feel we are storing up problems for the up and coming generation if this is not dealt with soon.

High caffeine energy drinks

are not

on the same level as the Lucozade drinks of my generation. Read the rest of this entry »


The energy tariff switch game!

October 19th, 2013

When the prime ministers only advice for yet another round of increasing energy costs is to switch tariff and wear a jumper, you know that he is as helpless as the rest of us.

Although there are things you can do to shield yourself from future rises, the prime minister is keeping this information under his hat.

What Mr Cameron should have said was,

“The future of energy within the UK is uncertain, but what is certain is that we cannot guarantee to keep energy down because of a variable factor at home and abroad. Everyone should now begin to look at alternative ways to protect yourselves from the higher costs of future energy in this country.”

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Fukushima may be out of the headlines

October 16th, 2013

When most people saw the devastation of the Fukushima plants, they rolled their eyes and thought, “just another Chernobyl” and got on with their lives. I, however, saw the beginning of the end as our last big hope for generating large-scale power, which wouldn’t accelerate the global warming problem, goes into meltdown.

The end of the nuclear-powered dream.

The end of the nuclear-powered dream.

If you think you are half a world away from danger, then think again. The blue-fin tuna and other food resources you take for granted will now be contaminated!

For a real sense of the Fukushima disaster, the Japanese authorities asked the outside world for help. For anyone who knows Japanese culture, they would know that this culture does not allow much for asking for help on an individual or governmental basis. Read the rest of this entry »


Advantages of adopting PV solar panels

October 11th, 2013

The rising costs of energy are written in stone, so why are people still not looking for ways to beat the inevitable with PV solar panels?

Fight back against continued fuel cost rises with PV solar panels.

Fight back against continued fuel cost rises with PV solar panels.

Future predictions can come from prophets like Nostradamus or our modern age weathermen with their solar-powered satellites.

You certainly don’t need billion dollar space technology or bearded renaissance wise men to see the future of energy now.

This reason is why it perplexes me that more people aren’t installing PV solar panels (photovoltaic) en-mass today? Read the rest of this entry »


Political stupidity of biblical proportions

October 1st, 2013

I always try to stay away from writing about politics as much as I can, but after finding out what our current Secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs has been saying lately, I simply had to put fingers to keyboard.

Owen Paterson MP.

Owen Paterson MP.

The cabinet minister Owen Paterson responsible for the countries environmental policies said publicly:

“that global warming would be beneficial”.

Mr Paterson also claimed:

“there would be advantages to an increase in temperature predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change including fewer people dying of cold in winter and the growth of certain crops further north.”

This level of childlike thinking does not stop there as he also added: Read the rest of this entry »


My new world without TV

September 30th, 2013

As a kid whose surrogate parent was the 1970s television schedule, I have gone through life with TV pretty much as the backdrop to my life. Even when I first discovered the internet in the mid-1990s, the goggle box was always on in the background.

A warning from the past about TV programming. Edna from Willow the Wisp.

A warning from the past about TV programming. Edna from Willow the Wisp.

That is why my younger self would be perplexed that I am currently enjoying my second week without my usual daily dose of television and not missing it at all.

I am now beginning to think my lifelong love affair with television is over. I am looking at my ‘Back to the future’ style flat screen telly, and the screen is black and has been for the last couple of weeks.

So why has my futuristic television lost my interest? What happened in my mind on that day where I didn’t reach for the remote and why am I continuing to ignore it to this day. Maybe it’s the awareness of the continued and increasing bombardment of commercial advertising. Read the rest of this entry »