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Fox buys John Twelve Hawks

00    Is there really a John Twelve Hawks? The author of a bestselling sci-fi series called the Fourth Realm Trilogy lives off the grid, according to the New York Post and writes about the surveillance society. He has never … Continued

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Emergency Power: engine-driven generators

+2-1    Living off the grid,  generators have a place. There comes a time  when some backup power is needed.  In most cases  this means using an engine to turn some form of generator. People living  in Vans, camping trailers … Continued

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LandBuddy – link with others off the grid

00    Welcome to the beta launch of LandBuddy ™, a place where you can find new off-grid friends and form groups to share land, acquire real estate  and other resources (no commercial postings please). Looking for the perfect bug-out … Continued

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Government grants create turbine debacle

00   The UK Government’s energy conservation watchdog has admitted that consumers were duped by inappropriate grants into buying wind turbines that never stood a chance of working properly. In an attempt to ensure that there is no repeat of the … Continued

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US Embassy in London to be off-grid ready

00    For decades the residents of elite Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair had to contend with overbearing security along the entire side of the square occupied by the American Embassy.  Now, much to their relief,  the Embassy is moving … Continued

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Bloom energy box enables off-grid living

00   More details of the Bloom Box have been revealed at a carefully managed press conference in California.  The much-hyped off-grid source of cheap electricity  will not lead us all to disconnect from the grid tomorrow, but it is undoubtedly disruptive technology, … Continued

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Class of its own

+1-1   The first off-grid classroom with a revolutionary solar-powered rainwater harvesting and filtration system, has been opened.  Exclusive Benenden School in the UK, a girls-only boarding school, launched the classroom last term as a place to conduct field studies of … Continued

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Boom time for Bloom Box

00    A new but still unseen fuel cell technology that its creator claims can be an off-grid source of cheap energy, and clean power,  is about to get its formal debut Bloom Energy’s much-hyped fuel cell, known as the … Continued