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Intro to renewable energy

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 doesn’t … Continued

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Micro hydro revolution

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

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 barbecues … Continued



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Small is powerful

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 — a … Continued

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Don’t bin it — compost it

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 of … Continued

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Solar Jam & Rally

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 Burlington, Vermont. … Continued

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Uganda eco-retreat

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 the … Continued

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GE to open renewable energy lab

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 another … Continued