October 25th, 2011
The coalition government’s latest ‘comprehensive energy review’ which held this week, came up with the one undoubtedly obvious conclusion.
That there was nothing that the last government could do, nor that this state or even the next government can do to stop our energy bills from rising.
Mr Cameron’s assessment of energy prices only confirmed that our great nation is powerless against global issues, including the overwhelming global demand for energy as the industrialised economies of China and India continue to grow.
This predicament is overshadowed alarmingly by the continued reduction of new oil field finds and the overstretching of existing areas. New investment into looking for new oil fields has been announced this week, with BP casting their the North Sea nets out further afield. Read the rest of this entry »
October 21st, 2011
Five years ago it would have been ridiculous to think of America has a black President.
Three years ago, to Germany, the world’s most active advocator of carbon-free power, giving up nuclear power would have seemed unthinkable.
Two years ago, the Arab uprising was not happening. Dictators ruled the Middle East without fear.
One year ago the Liberal Democrats came to power. Read the rest of this entry »
October 19th, 2011
Did you know that the bankers’ bailout in 2008/9 was the direct cause of the Arab Spring protests in the Middle East? The bail-out money that the banks received during this period was sunk into the commodities markets, mainly food commodities.
The result was higher global food prices, and Middle Eastern countries bore the brunt of these actions. The saying “every action reacts” is appropriate here, with ordinary people taking to the streets, blaming their governments for not being able to afford their basic needs.
While the Middle Eastern governments were powerless to prevent food prices and food shortages from affecting their people, so too is our government equally impotent to avert global issues from affecting citizens of the UK. Read the rest of this entry »
October 15th, 2011
Why PV solar panels (photovoltaic) are just common sense? There are some things in life which are just common sense.
The application of sunscreen, for example, so you don’t burn in the sun, wrapping up warm on cold winter mornings and wearing waterproof shoes when it’s raining. These are all common-sense precautions.
PV solar panels are just common sense in today’s world.
The latest common-sense approach to modern life is to install PV solar panels to protect your family from undependable and increasingly expensive fossil fuels.
The world has changed dramatically over the last few years, and the era of cheap, plentiful energy is now a distant memory for us all. Read the rest of this entry »
October 12th, 2011
A year has passed since the Comprehensive Spending Review, and the PV solar panel (photovoltaic) industry is nervous as to what the upcoming Comprehensive Consultation on the feed-in tariffs holds.
There’s nothing more powerful than when PV’s time has come.
The take-up for photovoltaic or PV solar panels has been tremendous since the feed-in tariffs began in April last year, so good that it is clear that the high rate of feed-in tariff offered to new adopters will have lowered sooner than the 2013 date specified initially.
The current budget will not sustain another year of growth, with the demand for PV solar technology so strong, with around 550MW installed since the feed-in tariffs began. Bringing in a lower rate of the feed-in tariffs to newer adopters seems almost inevitable.
This situation was made apparent at the Conservative conference this week when George Osborne publicly attacked green laws and regulations. Piling costs on to energy bills and appeared to abandon earlier aspirations of leadership for the UK on the low carbon economy. Read the rest of this entry »
October 10th, 2011
Now that the last of the sceptics and opposing factions have been cleared away from the global warming debate, the long and hard journey ahead to correct the mistakes of the past and save the natural world will undoubtedly begin.
Fighting for a safer world.
Well, you would think so wouldn’t you?
After 20 years of misinformation, doubt peddling and general muck spreading, the energy companies who prevent the world from acting decisively and quickly have, just like the bankers, not being held accountable for their reckless actions and propaganda.
Just like the bankers, self-interest and greed have prevented the world from acting on this ultimate issue, which will see trillions of dollars of damage caused by more violent weather patterns that predict the very beginning of the climate change debate. Read the rest of this entry »