Archive for ‘Solar panels’


Have we forgotten our roots?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Keeping up with the neighbours has been the driving force for our economy since the 1950s and has begun to drive the desire for solar panels today.

Appearing to be middle class.

Appearing to be middle class.

Although this social-climbing can help drive the uptake of alternative technologies going forward, unfortunately, this desire to be accepted as an equal among the German car clad driveways of Britain has tainted our society’s ability to empathise.

As a forty-something growing up in the 1970s, the desire of my parents to be middle classed was always overshadowed by the hope to survive the economic problems of those times.

Today, I hear people who should know better, now condemning the victims of our current economic woes and this has awoken me to the mass hate-filled indoctrination being spewed out by interwoven media and politics. (more…)

Baby boomers still rebellious at heart

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The largest demographic to adopt solar panels today were young in the 60s. So 1960s style shifts in culture is being led by the Baby boomers that are still rebellious at heart.

1968 - Showing the young ones, how its done.

1968 – Showing the young ones, how its done.

Releasing the grip of a centralised energy system was never going to be easy.

Decentralising our energy supply and disinvestment in fossil fuels achieved while being led by those who have changed our society before.

The current establishment don’t want people generating their power or heating our homes without them.

If you want to teach politicians that ‘the people’ hold the balance of power or your merely fed-up of being a cash cow for a privatised energy system, then solar panels are for you. (more…)

Solar panels are a national security issue

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

An open letter to The Prime Minister, The Queen and country.

I never thought I would lambast a Prime Minister, but hey, even they are fallible. When a judgement is tainted by Downing Street ambitions, you have to speak out.

Your country needs you to adopt solar panels.

Your country needs you to adopt solar panels.

Unfortunately, national security is being severely compromised by David Cameron’s “greenest government ever” (last election pledge), because under the influence of foreign-owned energy lobbyists, Mr Cameron suddenly changed rhetoric to “getting rid of all this green crap”.

We are currently engaged in an economic war with Russia. Russia’s energy dominance over Europe has spooked those in control to act. Resource wars are already here to stay and just as dangerous as those years of the Soviet era. (more…)

Your stuff owns you

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

In just 60 years, capitalism has nearly broken planet earth.

For those that find life to be too hard, then the modern world usually prescribes lobotomising psychoactive drugs. And, if we’re honest, the rest of us just go shopping.

George Carlin famously joked, “Everyone’s gotta have a place for their stuff. That’s all your house is, a place to keep your collection of stuff. A box with a lid on it so you can secure your stuff while you go out and get more stuff. Sometimes you’ve got a move and get a bigger house because you got too much stuff.

Sometimes, you go on holiday, and you have to take some of your stuff, not all your stuff, just the things you like. You’re just making a smaller, more condensed version of all your stuff.

Two weeks in paradise and you have to take two big bags of your stuff, so when you finally get to your hotel room, you breathe a sigh of relief that both your stuff has safely made it across the ocean. (more…)

Babies in debt so time for a reset

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

When I was seventeen, I contributed to the non-compliance movement which prevented the very unfair Poll Tax from becoming a burden on families today. Today’s youth will soon be fighting a system that will burden their future family lives too.

Welcome to planet Earth.

Welcome to planet Earth.

Student debt is one thing, but unborn babies now saddled with debt have crossed a moral line.

Austerity – the policy of saving your way out of a demand shortfall – just does not work. In a shrinking economy, a country’s debt-to-GDP ratio rises rather than falls, and Europe’s recession-ridden crisis country have now saved themselves into a depression, resulting in mass unemployment, alarming levels of poverty and scant hope for the young.

The Greek and Spanish people this week, acted upon this fact. Expect many other countries to say “NO more babies in debt – time for a reset” too.

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Don’t bank on keeping your pension

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

If the banking crisis of 2008 taught us anything, it’s that, if you can’t touch it, then you don’t own it! Unfortunately for us, there’s been a resource and asset war occurring since the fall of the Soviet Union.

We don't need you anymore!

We don't need you anymore!

Your pension is nothing more than electrons on a screen, so when the world’s reserve currency inevitably flips from the ‘Dollar’ to the ‘Yuan’, it will seal the deal for a cold war that never actually went away.

Sadly, pensions are linked to stock market activity and most importantly for this article – oil! The current slide of oil prices and thus energy prices are symptoms of an economic war as a result of Ukraine. Unfortunately, Russia has two aces up its sleeve. China and the 21st-century powerhouse called BRICS. Over half of the largest world economies are divesting out of the US Dollar’s reserve currency. (more…)