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Intro to renewable energy

00   There are still places for the Intro to Renewable Energy course by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association on the 11th Sept 2004. The course is for anyone interested in living a more sustainable life based on renewable energy, but … Continued

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Micro hydro revolution

00   Micro hydro is the most cost-effective and efficient source of alternative energy. A micro hydro plant A micro-hydro system will produce 10 to 100 times more power than photovoltaic or wind power systems for the same investment.

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Gas barbecues

00   We all love barbecues. But what’s best, gas or charcoal? Gas barbecues are more eco-friendly than charcoal — they are more energy-efficient and release less pollution. Gas won’t give a funny flavour to your food like charcoal briquettes. Gas … Continued

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Small is powerful

00   If you’re grid-connected, a small wind turbine will reduce your electricity bill 50 to 90%… Small wind turbines are silent and easy to set up. A small turbine should be placed at an unobstructed site, for optimum efficiency — … Continued

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Don’t bin it — compost it

00   Clean and easy to use, a compost bin to recycle your organic waste is this year’s off-grid must-have accessory. Compost bins can be used in the city, placed in a garden or on a balcony. They reduce the mountain … Continued

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Solar Jam & Rally

00    For those in the northeastern United States, a new half-day event called Solar Jam & Rally might be of interest. The event will be held Sat 28th Aug 2:00 to 6:00 pm at Burlington City Hall Park in … Continued

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Uganda eco-retreat

00   Bushara is no ordinary holiday destination. This island on lake Bunyonyi in Uganda was turned into a sustainable eco-tourism facility in the late 90’s by the Ugandan NGO The Lake Bunyonyi Development Company (LBCD). The lake is one of … Continued

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GE to open renewable energy lab

00   Megacorp General Electric doesn’t intend to be left out of the race for the new oil. The energy giant is opening a new $52 million research lab for renewable energy technologies near Munich, Germany. The new lab is just … Continued

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US-Russian wind turbine breakthrough

00   A team-up of engineers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Makeyev State Rocket Center in Miass, Russia has developed a new model of wind turbine for home use. The turbine, which will be produced by company Wind … Continued

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Food and health

00   Oct 10th – 12th 2004 At Penrhos Court, an old manor farm on the Welsh border. What you eat can have an enormous effect on your health. Daphne Lambert, nutritionist and chef, shows you which foods to choose and … Continued

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And then there was street light

00   Japanese city streets will soon have solar powered lights. Sharp Corporation is launching the new light, which combines a new type of solar cells with high-intensity LED lights. The “Lumiwall” street light will be marketed from mid September at … Continued