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Florida: People vs. Utilities

+10 A battle is developing in Florida between the solar power movement, and some of the most venal and vindictive utility companies in America. At stake is the economic viability of Solar power in the state.  Florida is one of  four states — … Continued

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Cold War launch center for auction on Ebay

00 There are silos and missile bunkers for sale all over the USA, but California investor Russ Nielsen can assure you that the hardest work is done in reclaiming his Cold War relic. Earlier this year he and his hired crews … Continued

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Brad Pitt on set of The BIG SHORT

Brad Pitt’s latest role: a smart off-gridder

00 Brad Pitt is the smartest man in Hollywood, says the Toronto Globe and Mail. You may scoff, but it’s true. Not many actor-producers could have transformed The Big Short, Michael Lewis’s book about the 2007 financial crisis, into a … Continued

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Cabin Porn – the official book

00 You loved the Cabin Porn web site – now Buy the book from Amazon US. Its amazing how Tiny Homes in general and remote cabins in particular have caught the public imagination across the developed world. People are yearning … Continued

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jeremy corbyn

Power to the people says Jeremy Corbyn

00 UK Labor Leader comes out for Distributed Power Says Britain must empower citizen suppliers and direct private investment into green technology “This week world leaders have begun the final phase in their attempt to reach a deal to keep … Continued

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Sharing solar power in Germany

+10 BERLIN, Nov 25 (Reuters) – German battery maker Sonnenbatterie has launched a scheme to connect households with solar panels together with their neighbours, and other consumers. the aim is to better distribute surpluses of renewable energy and help members to become … Continued

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Huge Building in London Occupied

+40 A 150,000 square foot building in one of London’s most exclusive areas was squatted two weeks ago by activists. Local residents had been complaining for three years that the publicly owned building (formerly a housing office) was being left … Continued