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Composting: What You Might Not Know
Composting: What You Might Not Know
There’s nothing new about making compost, but for a successful community composting scheme, knowing some of the less well known ‘tricks of the trade’ can only help....
Fascinating Solar Facts
Fascinating Solar Facts
Solar power has a surprisingly long history; here’s a very quick peek into some of the fascinating facts from its past, present and future....
How Hydro Electric Power Works
How Hydro Electric Power Works
Water power in one form or another has been helping to meet Britain's energy needs for centuries. The idea's a familiar one, but how does today’s version - hydro…...
Interesting Information About Biomass Fuels
Interesting Information About Biomass Fuels
With interest in biomass fuels growing, it’s worth looking at their particular benefits and how they compare with other energy sources to see why they have so much to…...
The Energy Cost of Christmas
The Energy Cost of Christmas
There are many elements which contribute to the overall energy cost of Christmas, and not all of them are as obvious as the additional cooking to be done....
The Facts About Light Bulbs
The Facts About Light Bulbs
We all know that we ought to be replacing our conventional light bulbs with low energy ones, but it makes a lot more sense when you know why!...
The Real Cost of Food
The Real Cost of Food
We all know about food - or do we? The truth is that most of us haven’t a clue about the real cost of what we put on our plates....
Understand Fossil Fuels
Understand Fossil Fuels
Understanding why fossil fuels are cast as the villains of the environmental piece calls for a journey 300 million years into the past - and a quick bit of simple…...
Understanding Embedded Energy
Understanding Embedded Energy
The embedded energy idea is a simple one, and can be a helpful way to compare different materials, but it calls for a little understanding of what it’s all about....
Understanding Fuel Cells
Understanding Fuel Cells
Fuel cells have a bit of a high-tech reputation, but they’re not quite as modern an idea as you might image and understanding them is easier than you’d think....
What You Didn't Know About Batteries
What You Didn't Know About Batteries
Almost all off-grid electrical systems use lead acid batteries - but these essential components are often overlooked; knowing more about them can help you understand…...
What You Might Not Know About Energy and Poo!
What You Might Not Know About Energy and Poo!
Sewage, manure, dung - probably not the first thing you think of when you hear the word 'energy', but as disturbing as it may sound, poo is power!...
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