Vote solar panels and help us avoid fracking up the future

April 28th, 2015

“Let’s cut the crap! You can’t do nothing economically without an affordable and long-term energy strategy. Every other electoral promise is just throwing sweets about like a clown at a child’s birthday party.”

Fracking versus solar panels.

Fracking versus solar panels.

No deficit reduction, no NHS spending, no up-down or down-up wealth creation can occur if our energy supply isn’t properly secured.

Increased disposable income for the masses and thus a more resilient economy cannot occur while our nation is dependent on the big six energy companies. No amount of switching providers will change that fact.

In fact, the only reason the 1980s boomed was because of the huge investment in the North Sea, but now a more permanent fix is required for our future energy requirements.

Fast forward thirty years and the short term-ism of that investment is now becoming apparent (ironically, less time than a solar panel systems working life) and a fresher approach to unlocking household income from the uncertainty and volatility of global energy markets is now required. Read the rest of this entry »

In the desire to be middle class, have we forgotten our roots

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 same desire to be accepted as an equal amongst 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 desire 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Baby boomers still rebellious at heart

March 26th, 2015

“The largest demographic to adopt solar panels today were young in the 60s. So a 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 can be achieved whilst being led by those who have changed our society before.

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

If you really want to teach politicians that ‘the people’ hold the balance of power or your simply fed-up of being a cash cow for a privatised energy system, then solar panels are for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Reducing the risk when installing solar panels

March 5th, 2015

“When I was young and stupid, I decided to show off and climb a cliff face unaided. Risky – Yes, did it end well – No. My ugly mug in the local paper was testament to that.”

Done correctly, installing solar can be risk elating.

Done correctly, installing solar can be elating.

There’s no getting away from it, life is a risky experience and we all make mistakes. Some people make snap decisions and some are meticulous and research before embarking on life changing decisions.

Wisdom is no more than your lifetime’s accumulation of mistakes and triumphs, but smart people learn from others too.

This is exactly why I created Heat my Home. To help people researching solar panels and whom want to immerse themselves in the subject before taking the plunge. Read the rest of this entry »

Solar panels are an issue of national security

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 judgement is tainted by post Downing Street ambitions – you have to speak out.

Fellow-Countrymen

Fellow-Countrymen.

Unfortunately, national security is being seriously 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 engaging 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. Read the rest of this entry »