It is an ugly characteristic, which both helps and hinders humanity, but mostly leads to ruin in the end.
Greed is humanity’s Achilles’ heel.
After reading a newspaper article about Richard Ricci, a London banker with a 100 million pounds fortune, who was then photographed buying lottery tickets, to win the 97 million Euro prize. Why?
Here, is a man who could never spend the amount he already had, attempting to amass even more wealth for himself. Here is evidence, that people like Mr Ricci, will continually hoard money away from society. This hoarding of wealth is why the engines of commerce are failing. Read the rest of this entry »
A wealth cap could save civilisation was last modified: February 18th, 2020 by Stuart Lovatt
Whether you agree with global heating predictions or not, what is clear is that Great Britain kick-started the industrial revolution.
We, the British Isles, led civilisation out of the (so-called) dark ages, through the industrial revolution and into the lightly polluted ages of modern culture. We did that Britain. Great Britain!
A dependent nation
We have, however, lost our way a bit. In the ultimate pursuit of a cheap toaster, we have sacrificed our whole manufacturing industry to China and India for that £9.99 toaster.
So getting into the spirit of the queen’s diamond jubilee year, the need for British manufacturing to return to these shores is paramount.
Manufacturing costs are now rising abroad as the living standards we have enjoyed as a nation in recent times, soon become a necessity for our Asian cousins too. The advantages of manufacturing overseas now eroded. Read the rest of this entry »
Britain’s road to ruin was last modified: February 18th, 2020 by Stuart Lovatt
A fresh view of the PV solar panel (photovoltaic) industry. Bank holiday chaos will once again mark the advent of the British summertime.
The sun is shining, and our overcrowded island and roads, will once again; fill up with expectant and fun savvy families.
The same can also say for the next round of energy-savvy families wishing to install PV panels to their home.
The current feed-in tariff rate will continue right through the summer months, and people will flock in their thousands, to be one of the lucky ones who receive the higher percentage of the tariff at 15.44 pence per kWh. Read the rest of this entry »
Boom and bust for solar panels was last modified: February 18th, 2020 by Stuart Lovatt
As someone who’s involved in the PV solar panel (photovoltaic) industry since 2004, I have seen the highs and lows of the industry over the last few years, with a continued stream of grants and tariff fiasco.
It has broken my heart recently, to see how poorly the latest government policies dealt the industry, but not all the blame should be lade at the door of the government.
The recent media interest from a high-profile court case, which cast a dark cloud over the industry, left consumers confused and left their confidence at an all-time low.
One of the unspoken reasons for the inability of governments to restart the engines of growth after the economic crisis is high energy costs. PV solar panels (photovoltaic) can help the future economy.
There’s nothing more powerful than when PV’s time has come.
Does it not seem odd that governments across the globe, and not just our own, are scaling back their commitments to a growing and robust alternative energy industry? Although the incentives for solar panels have reduced recently, the need for them, and, in fact, the benefits financially have never disappeared.
The recent feed-in tariff reduction, which was, unfortunately, poorly managed and ultimately caused panic and a torrent of media stories, was always planned. The scheme was still designed to decrease as installation costs decrease alongside.