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Water and Energy shedding

We know all about load shedding and we’ve been warned about water shedding. So what do we do about it? According to rainwater harvesting specialist Patrick Rosslee, a good idea is to have your own tank – the biggest your … Continued

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In UK and US – fears of winter blackouts

PANAPRESS & D Tel: – What does New York City have in common with London? They are both threatened by ageing power plants and failing Nuclear reactors that might plunge the world’s twin financial centres into darkness if there was … Continued

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America’s Fugitive Family star on UK TV

In another portrayal of off-gridders as Raving Monsters, British Channel 4 has secured access to controversial American family The Grays, who have spent the last 14 years living off-grid in a heavily armed compound in Texas. The 60-minute doc includes … Continued

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Living in a Fire Truck

Forester Simon Danant started living in his 1980s Bedford truck last summer. Its a former Army fire engine. He moves it around Cambridgeshire, living behind hedges or down green lanes for a week or two at a time.



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Great Autos for the Boonies

Getting away from it all – really away – is harder than most would like to think. I went to an off-grid festival last month at Thoulestone Park, and all I could hear was the hum of the nearby freeway. … Continued

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Water-cooled solar panel

A new solar harvester that can provide power and clean water is in the works. Its hardly suprising that panels can overheat in the very sun that powers them, and the innovation is a way of cooling the panels. Its … Continued

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Greedy power companies in Queensland

By David French – journalist on the Queensland Times (a greedy newspaper) RATHER than embracing change, the owner-custodians of Queensland’s power industry have treated it as a cash cow. They have milked the assets for cash, failing to invest in … Continued

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What do you miss about living off-grid?

A BBC pop-up asks folks living in Colorado what they miss about leaving the grid behind. Its a nice compilation of radio voices, with scenic Colorado mountain views and a jaunty sound track – find the link on the next … Continued