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Energy security yet again in jeopardy

January 21st, 2013

There doesn’t seem to be a year go by when the wider world does not threaten Britain’s energy security.

Thousands of miles of vulnerability.

Thousands of miles of vulnerability.

This week alone, there arrived two problems which have exposed our countries’ vulnerability where energy is concerned, and as usual, when the weakness is exposed, household and commercial energy price rises follow quickly behind.

Freedom from high energy costs seems to be slipping from our countries grasp year on year, with the escalating problems of terrorism as seen in Algeria this week. Our dependence on sources from troubled geographical locations will only increase alongside our ability to keep energy costs down. Read the rest of this entry »

An historic week with no headlines

January 18th, 2013

Two historical moments occurred this week, but the most amazing aspect was the minimum media attention that you would aspect of such mammoth news events.

Catastrophe confirmation.

Catastrophe confirmation.

Firstly, the French President Francois Hollande made a speech at the green energy conference in Abu Dhabi finally admitting the world is on course for ‘environmental collapse’, saying “The world is headed for an environmental “catastrophe” if countries do not invest in renewable energy”.

This catastrophe is historic because no high-profile G8 world leaders except Barack Obama have ever admitted the true scale of the environmental problems we see today. Mr Hollande also added “If we don’t act, if we don’t do anything, if we don’t invest anything, we can be sure that we will have a catastrophe very soon”. Read the rest of this entry »

Unethical solar panel sales-tactics

January 15th, 2013

The success of PV solar panels (photovoltaic) over the last couple of years has been brought about by a combination of rewarding incentives called the feed-in tariffs and the escalating costs of heating and powering our homes.

Ninety-eight per cent of solar companies are good and adhere to strict industry standards. However, there are a few companies who give our industry a bad name.

The recent popularity of solar panels has unfortunately caught the attention of some people who are eager to ‘cash-in’ on this fledgeling but fast-growing industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Extreme wealth hoarding is antisocial

January 10th, 2013

Last summer’s youth riots, Arab spring and austerity protests showed how quickly society can break down and thus, we are now seeing wave after waving of draconian measures introduced to keep the working class, victims of the banking crisis and the youth in check.

Putting extreme wealth to good use.

Putting extreme wealth to good use.

I would argue that it’s the extreme wealth hoarders of the world who could help modern civilisation with its social and global warming problems.

In 2012, the world’s 100 wealthiest people became $241 billion richer. They are now worth $1.9 trillion: just a little less than the entire output of the United Kingdom.

Extreme wealth is very different from entrepreneurial wealth – Let me explain. Read the rest of this entry »

A fresh look at PV solar panels

January 1st, 2013

Year on year people have watched in quiet disbelief as the cost of heating their homes have increased without mercy in such a short period.

A happy new year with PV soar panels.

A happy new year with PV soar panels.

Looking back over the last decade since I first began working on Power My Home, I often wondered if the people who rejected a solar installation in those early years, now wish that they had installed them sooner.

Once considered a ‘green technology’ some people did install for environmental reasons, but I now suspect that most of those early solar pioneers who bought installations from this era.

We’re also aware that change was in the wind and sought ways to reduce the pain through PV solar (photovoltaic) technology. Read the rest of this entry »

An alternative apocalyptic view of 2012

December 19th, 2012

The countdown to the apocalypse has begun, and everyone is waiting in great anticipation for the ultimate end of humanity’s great evolutionary story. Not convinced? Well me neither.

Alternative Mayan Calender.

Alternative Mayan Calender.

If there are no asteroids on the horizon or biblical floods heading our way, the coast for humanity may not yet be apparent as ‘the beginning of the end’ may have been misinterpreted as ‘the actual end’.

The whole 2012 apocalypse originates from the Mayan calendar which may or may not has been translated correctly, but when you look at the message with the perspective of hindsight, maybe the Mayan people predicted the beginning of the end? Read the rest of this entry »