August 22nd, 2012
Democracy is seen as the pinnacle poster boy for all of our species struggles for freedom and fairness.
With millennia of previous generations before us, bereft of a voice, or any rights we take for granted in our modern world, the struggles and endurance of those that fought for our right to vote, was a dangerous and life-threatening thing to do.
Such sacrifices are still going on today, so the achievement of those countries that succeeded in a one-man, one vote system, cannot be understated. Read the rest of this entry »
August 21st, 2012
Learning of the 106 oil-producing nations, over 60 have seen year on year decline in output has propelled my enthusiasm for PV (photovoltaic) solar panels. Their recent popularity will continue to grow alongside the world’s oil decline.
There’s nothing more powerful than when PV’s time has come.
Currently, for every barrel we discover, we now consume three. At some point in the next decade, global oil production will start to fall – FOREVER.
Families across the world, not just the United Kingdom, are investing in solar panel technology to gain freedom from the external influences, which affect the cost of energy coming through our pipes and wires at an increasingly costly rate.
Freedom has been prized and fought over for millennia by humans, and freedom always comes at a cost. Read the rest of this entry »
August 15th, 2012
Being a promoter of PV solar panels (photovoltaic) since 2004, I have seen many changes from when this technology was installed only by the die-hard environmentalists, so I have watched with amazement as the industry has changed to be unrecognisable.
PV solar panels have been around for over 100 years.
The rise of the feed-in tariff scheme in 2010 the solar panel market has been driven by a financial gold rush brought upon by the early scheme’s reward system.
The market for this technology has gone from a small eco-industry to the new BMW clad sub-urban and middle-class market we see today.
A big part of this drive came from the “free solar panels” and “rent a roof” companies which were set up specifically to take advantage of the early generous tariff rates.
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August 9th, 2012
An open letter to the next generation we have let down so badly.
If you are reading this, then that must indicate the internet is still up and running and the most significant energy crisis predicted by many including myself has not yet occurred.
Time for changes or time for consequences?
I write this letter to you in the year you were born in 2012.
This is the year which has shown the true extent of problems which face us all. The real issues and utter suffering caused to the average person in the street brought upon by the 2008 financial failure are only just beginning to bite. Unbelievably, still, no one has been called to account or faced justice for this yet. Read the rest of this entry »
August 1st, 2012
A sense of future forecasting is involved when choosing to install PV solar panels, like choosing to carry your umbrella on a sunny morning in the full knowledge that it will be raining in the afternoon.
That smug feeling of walking home dry under your brolly while others around you get a decent soaking.
You do not need to be physic to predict the future, but looking forward should be a crucial factor when thinking about solar panel technologies.
I have bestowed the advantages of solar panels since 2004 when the signs that the North Sea oil and Gas are drying out were first beginning to leak out. Read the rest of this entry »
July 26th, 2012
The world of unintended consequences is about to hit humanity where it hurts, in his stomach!
Every action has a consequence.
For those that thought climate change was about giving the British Isles a Mediterranean feel, the reality is much more dramatic. Weather patterns are changing, and this is affecting our agriculture and more importantly, our ability to feed ourselves.
In a previous article, I reminisced about the childhood memories of free food, with 25% free offers available and 50% free packets were common. A practice which is fast dying out as food manufacturers look to counter the rising costs of energy, by reducing the amount they give you for the same or higher prices. Read the rest of this entry »