- All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)
Many years working at electric utilities has served as fertile ground for the observation of energy. My goal is to interpret the mass of information available and to clearly explain the truth (as I understand it) about various subjects. This blog was previously entitled “Energy Matters”. The new title “REAL POLITIK” indicates that a wider scope of subject matter will be examined. Energy and Politics are intertwined.
My passion for writing on energy subjects is borne of optimism that we could change our society if only we understood the problems and knew what to do. Working against this change is corporate self interest that requires “business as usual” and ever increasing volumes of energy. The day when our economy will receive a great shock from peak oil is unfortunately quite near. Time will tell whether we succeed in transforming our footprint into a sustainable level.
My interest in politics comes from listening to politicians telling stories that have no logical basis in fact and wondering what the real story is.
Many of the articles presented here have been previously published in the Telegraph Journal of Saint John.
At the moment, a large part of the media is captive to the interests of the industrial / business elite. Therefore, a real discussion about all of the solutions or even acknowledging the problems is not possible.
I was thinking of the similarities between solar energy and voters. In both cases, it is a rich and wonderful resource but diffuse in location. Hence, difficult to collect in large quantity. LOL.
Have a great day!