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PV is the steam engine of the Solar Age

Just as the steam engine enabled the Fossil Fuel Age, so will photovoltaics (PV) enable the Solar Age. The Industrial Revolution began with the automation of cloth making. Richard Arkwright patented his water frame thread-spinning machine in 1768. He called it a water frame because it combined a waterwheel for power and a frame to … Read More

A compelling cure for a sickening earth

A reader’s book review that appeared on Apple Books: A compelling cure for a sickening earth. In Solar Dividends, Stayton, like a masterful physician, lays out the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment plan of a very complex disease. The stepwise plan of adding photovoltaic energy to the power grid without creating a new government funded program … Read More

Solar Dividends is “visionary”—Foreword Reviews

This is visionary work This unique and fascinating proposal is explained in clear terms. Built upon research and nuance, Solar Dividends is a powerful, valuable proposal for tackling energy and resource scarcity, pollution, income inequality, and environmental stresses. RACHEL JAGARESKI, Foreword Reviews [The excerpts above are from the new review of Solar Dividends by Foreword … Read More

Energy is the foundation of any economy

What is the foundation of any economy? If you think it’s money, think again. It’s energy. Money is just a medium of exchange, but energy is what makes things go. Every economic activity requires energy. Energy in the form of gasoline and diesel moves goods locally and around the world. Energy in the form of … Read More

New York City Big Book Award Winner

Author Robert Stayton has received national recognition for his book Solar Dividends by winning the 2019 New York City Big Book Award in the Social/Political Change category. “We are happy to highlight these books, recognize their excellence, and share their achievements.” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak. The international competition is judged by experts from different … Read More

Should we spend or invest our fossil fuel inheritance?

In many ways, fossil fuels resemble an inheritance for the human race. We did nothing to create fossil fuels, yet we enjoy the vast benefits and wealth they generate. Nature produced fossil fuels from plants that stored sunlight energy millions of years ago, plants that did not fully decay but were condensed into coal, oil, … Read More

Can a basic income quell a riot?

Iraq has been rocked over the last week by anti-government protests that have turned violent, with over 100 people being killed and thousands injured. People are protesting the corrupt government that keeps everything for the elite while not delivering services to ordinary people. The BBC reports that in response Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi … Read More

Ping Xu endorses Solar Dividends

I’m pleased to annouce that Ping Xu, the energetic Founder of UBI Asia Pacific has endorsed my book Solar Dividends. As human civilization progress, obsoleted values and lifestyle ought to be abolished for a better future: The energy of the Sun is the original source of most of the energy found on earth. It is … Read More

UBI, Our Right to Live

If you are new to Universal Basic Incomes (UBI), watch this video. The documentary “UBI, Our Right to Live” talks about the right of all human beings to subsist simply because they were born. It is an idea with history, but it has spread spectacularly in recent years, especially due to the fact that technology … Read More

The Basic Income Podcast discusses Solar Dividends

Author Robert Stayton was interviewed on the The Basic Income Podcast on September 16, 2019. Hosts Jim Pugh and Owen Poindexter asked him about his new book Solar Dividends in a podcast titled “Robert Stayton: Could Solar Dividends Provide a Basic Income?” After the interview Jim and Owen discussed the idea of funding basic incomes … Read More

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