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Tesla’s Vice President of Solar Products: Competitors Are, “Kind of Fucked”

June 7th, 2017

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — The quote in the title is referring to Tesla’s new solar roofing products, but as someone who sells more conventional solar products, the same can be said about the storage sector. I recently wrote: The storage industry needs to deal with the Tesla reality and […]

Biggest Threat to Utilities Is Not Solar + Storage, It’s Their Own Greed

May 31st, 2017

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — I had written a long, obscenity laden rant about the retail energy cartel in New Zealand as the commentary on this story. Upon reading over what I’d written, and cleaning the spit off my screen, I realized that A) I’d written it all before and […]

New Zealand: High Levels of E-Coli Found in Creek that Runs Into Treasured Springs

May 14th, 2017

Disclosure: I am involved with the effort to bring attention to the pollution and water take issues at Te Waikoropupu Springs Reserve. — There is video of the manure slurry feeding into the crystal clear water over SOSGoldenBay.nz. Scroll down to the 28 April entry, if you dare. Via: Stuff: High E-coli levels have been […]

New Zealand: Ongoing Dairy Pollution of Te Waikoropupu Springs Reserve

April 17th, 2017

Disclosure: I am involved with the effort to bring attention to the pollution and water take issues at Te Waikoropupu Springs Reserve. — Intensive dairy farming is destroying freshwater resources around New Zealand. It turns out the crown jewel of them all, a national treasure and a globally unique ecosystem is now threatened. How does […]

Britain Begins Historic Exit of European Union

March 29th, 2017

Via: CNBC: Wednesday marked a historic day as British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty had been signed, commencing the formal process for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. Britain is the first country in the EU in more than 60 years to seek a divorce from the […]

The Master Microfixer Teaching the World to Fix iPhones

March 2nd, 2017

Idea for a great little business. Via: Motherboard:

Army Corps of Engineers Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Route

December 4th, 2016

Via: NBC: The secretary of the Army Corps of Engineers told Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II Sunday that the current route for the controversial Dakota Access pipeline will be denied. Archambaut told NBC News after he heard the decision that he was “thankful that there were some leaders in the federal government that […]

UK/Brexit: High Court Rules Government Needs Parliament’s Approval to Trigger Article 50

November 3rd, 2016

Via: BBC: Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – beginning formal exit negotiations with the EU – on its own. Theresa May says the referendum – and existing ministerial […]

Shine Your Love – Tiki Taane – Greenpeace Stop the Solar Tax Petition Delivery

October 12th, 2016

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in NZ. — Here’s what the message to the electricity retailers and grid operators in NZ should be: You solar tax me, I disconnect from the grid. I signed the petition referenced in the video below, but the reality is that petitions typically don’t accomplish anything. How many petitions […]

A Few Solar Panels Turned Up…

October 7th, 2016

This was the scene in Auckland yesterday at the company I work for. These are crates of the new 290 watt Trina Honey Plus panels. Monos. Top of the line from the #1 solar panel manufacturer in the world. To all the politicians, power company executives and complicit media that continue to lie about solar […]

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