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Vodafone African off-grid tests

Vodafone is set to announce it will build one of Africa’s greenest commercial buildings as a base for testing new ways of using renewable energy across its global network. Based in Midrand, South Africa, the innovation centre will examine how … Continued

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The new Gypsies

Book review of photo collection of intimate portraits of the horsedrawn people of the UK



Off-grid villa Mallorca

Ca na Bassera, pretty villa for sale, completely off-grid: solar power, industrial sized generator, water well, rainwater tank and black water tanks. 4 beds, 2 baths, pool, barbecue terrace. Top comfort, not far from Alcudia town. 470.000 € Other properties … Continued

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Alberta power cos in “death spiral”

A vast bill for new electricity infrastructure will be paid for by Alberta consumers because industry will simply generate its own electricity rather than have its profits gouged by the power companies. Two associations that represent big industrial power users … Continued

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DIY rocket stove

I like rocket stoves, these are usually small, usually portable, mini-cooking-heating devices that are very efficient. You can use twigs instead of larger pieces of wood, these tend to be safer since you aren’t using a lot of fuel (twigs) … Continued