Living wisely in the modern world

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Give Your Home an Energy Makeover

What better way to start 2016 than by giving your home an energy makeover? If you’ve always wanted to embrace the green revolution but haven’t been sure where to start, this article is for you. It contains plenty of useful tips for revolutionising the way you use energy in your home – and the best …

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Wind In Our Hair – And Our Future

We get no broadcast, cable or satellite television at my homestead. Being in a cut-off cove in a sheltered depression on the southeastern slope of Mount Mitchell and smack up against the Blue Ridge continental divide (less than 5 miles uphill to the west), the “public airwaves” don’t reach us. Cable is never going to …

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How Swedish Cities Stay Warm With Renewable Energy

A number of Swedish municipalities are arguably leading the world in environmentally-friendly heating. Heat and power production in such cities is combined with district heating systems to provide affordable, ecologically-sound heat for citizens. District heating systems tend to use heat from renewable energy sources, which is then piped through the city for homes and other …

MTR: Big Win for the Good Guys!!!

Patriot Agrees to End Mountaintop Removal Patriot Coal, one of the largest coal companies operating in Appalachia, has announced that it will end its surface mining operations – including mountaintop removal – in return for an extension on the time schedule for installing expensive pollution controls at several of its West Virginia mines. The agreement …

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Choosing the Right Heater for your Home

Since winter is fast approaching, a number of companies are set to distribute their respective range of heaters in various designs and types. Due to the abundance of products and their diverse nature, it may be a daunting task to choose the right home heater based on your lifestyle. There are several factors to consider, …