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Cheapest places to live in America

+5-5   Consider this: a T-bone steak from a Manhattan grocer averages $15.52. In Harlingen, Texas, the cheapest place to live in America, the same steak goes for $8.34. If you are going off the grid, or even if you are … Continued

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Cheapest places to live in UK and London

+4-6   Property price is usually the defining factor in UK cost of living. Belfast is probably the cheapest city in the UK. Here’s a link to start you off with. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23234033 If it was me, I’d be looking at a … Continued

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…. and some of the world’s cheapest places to live

+5-4   IN REVERSE ORDER Kiev, Ukraine As Eastern Europe’s crucial center for industrial, educational, scientific and cultural development; Kiev boasts of a diverse means of economic sustenance since it doesn’t depend on just one industry. Although it is a middle … Continued

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Gov. loans for off-grid power

The US government is making good on it s green promises – new government publications call for loans from Agriculture Dept for off-grid rural electrification, and Energy Secretary funded “demonstration projects” for off-grid hydrogen

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Bullies on the grid

British Gas stockpiled by big energy companies in summer so it canb sold back at twice the price in winter

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Danger from the water grid

Drinking mains water means ingesting small but significant amounts of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — according to a new study. Moral of the story: Don’t drink water from the grid.

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Masdar – off-grid or off their heads?

World’s press taken in by massive launch party for Arab eco-city. In fact its self-professed aim is to allow more oil to be drilled, while the eco-city itself is merely a dormitory town for nearby Abu Dhabi.