Archive for ‘UK’s energy today’

The energy tariff switch game!

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

When the prime ministers only advice for yet another round of increasing energy costs is to switch tariff and wear a jumper, you know that he is as helpless as the rest of us.

Although there are things you can do to shield yourself from future rises, the prime minister is keeping this information under his hat.

What Mr Cameron should have said was,

“The future of energy within the UK is uncertain, but what is certain is that we cannot guarantee to keep energy down because of a variable factor at home and abroad. Everyone should now begin to look at alternative ways to protect yourselves from the higher costs of future energy in this country.”


Advantages of adopting PV solar panels

Friday, October 11th, 2013

The rising costs of energy are written in stone, so why are people still not looking for ways to beat the inevitable with PV solar panels?

Fight back against continued fuel cost rises with PV solar panels.

Fight back against continued fuel cost rises with PV solar panels.

Future predictions can come from prophets like Nostradamus or our modern age weathermen with their solar-powered satellites.

You certainly don’t need billion dollar space technology or bearded renaissance wise men to see the future of energy now.

This reason is why it perplexes me that more people aren’t installing PV solar panels (photovoltaic) en-mass today? (more…)

Dying breaths from the fossil fuel industry

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

This week Caroline Lucas MP uttered a profound sentence as being arrested for protesting against fracking in Southern England this week. “Fracking is the dying breaths from the fossil fuels industry,” she said while debating the issue.

To frack or not to frack?

To frack or not to frack?

As someone who can understand both sides of the fracking debate currently gripping the nation at the moment, I can see a country wrestling with its conscience.

For those who watch the news and see protesters passionately making their voices and views heard reminds me of the fuel protests of 2005.


Living in this time of peak oil

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Last week, I received a comment from someone who regularly reads my articles, and compared to ‘the boy who cried wolf’. I would share with you my response to what I take to be a compliment as I would be more embarrassed if I were telling people everything was OK!

A clear and present danger.

A clear and present danger.

The fable of the ‘boy who cried wolf’ stems back to a period of history when human beings were still very vulnerable in a world we could not recognise today. Shepherds and indeed the boy in question were vital for protecting the villagers’ livestock from the dangers of their day.

However, unwise for tricking the villagers, not once, but twice, the fact was they were still living in a world full of danger. The threat of the wolf was always there, despite the villager’s scepticism by the third time the small boy cried wolf yet again. (more…)

Irony of tying pensions to oil

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

There are plenty of ways in modern life to encounter irony at its best including people socialising on websites while sitting at home on their own. The richest people on the planet are also the biggest consumers of antidepressants, but the biggest irony of all time concerns everyone’s future and well-being.
I shall explain.

Paying for pensions by investing in companies that won't protect a habitable planet to retire on.

Paying for pensions by investing in companies that won’t protect a habitable planet to retire on.

One of the biggest legacies of the previous century, was, of course, the oil-based economy we all depend upon today and oil is so intertwined with our modern lives that it is also deeply entwined within our futures too.

I am talking about what may be one of the biggest ironies to befall modern man (and women). Many people don’t realise that their pension funds are reliant on us all burning more oil and gas, which in turn increases the likelihood of climate disaster in the near future.

Depending on how old you are when you read this article, the pension pot you spend most of your life contributing to is actually contributing to the likelihood of agricultural failure, flooding and water shortages within our own lifetimes. (more…)

Dependence on energy costs

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

As another energy bill falls onto your doormat and yet again you sigh with disappointment as you contemplate yet another rise in the cost of heating and powering your home, you undoubtedly think that this is not the future we were promised.

Your future energy bills are still unwritten.

Your future energy bills are still unwritten.

Many people attempt to cushion themselves by choosing to switch energy providers and thus give themselves a short-term reprieve through a ‘fixed term’ deal that will give them a guaranteed price over a year, possibly two at best.

When Marty McFly arrived in the year October 21, 2015, energy shortcomings were not part of the future vision, but back here in the real future, our timeline will see millions crippled by fuel poverty and energy costs. (more…)