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Cheapest places to live in America

00   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

00   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

00   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.