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Living on a canal in the Great Loop

There are only 24 canal boats in America – this trip around the system of waterways circling eastern North America plans to change all that.

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US Army trials off-grid living

US Army tests off-grid living quarters, as well as preparing major bases to become energy self-sufficient and therefore secure.

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Flee the City – join the Field Lab

00   John Wells lives in a shack he has grandly titled the Southwest Texas Alternative Energy And Sustainable Living Field Laboratory. When I visited he told me he had wanted to leave his glitzy fashion photographer world behind, a world of … Continued

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Cool Tools

00   This site does not talk enough about the great new gadgets and technologies which make off-grid living ever more comfortable.  Here are two – your favorite suggestions please, readers,  in comments at end of this story.:- The impact of … Continued

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Bankers nixed Copenhagen

00   It was obvious from the start that the Copenhagen climate conference was doomed. World leaders were trying to square an impossible circle. They had to reduce carbon emissions whilst paying off the crippling debts incurred by Western financial institutions … Continued

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Nick Rosen on CNN

00   Off-Grid founder Nick Rosen is interviewed on CNN today. The article puts Off-Grid living into the context of Copenhagen.  In the interview given at the start of the climate talks, Rosen dismissed the whole process,saying it had no chance … Continued