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Weatherize to Save Energy

Weatherization (also commonly known as weatherproofing) can make your home more comfortable while lowering your electricity usage and costs this winter. Follow the eight easy steps below to prepare your home for the coming winter.   1. Perform an energy audit: An energy audit will help you to find out where you’re wasting energy. It […]

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Atmospheric Water Generator: water from air!

EcoloBlue is a company that makes atmospheric water generators, in other words, it’s a water system that will have you drinking water from air! An OFF-GRID Solution for the EcoloBlue 30 Atmospheric Water Generator: The EcoloBlue 30 only requires 300 Watts to operate efficiently. The EB30 is specially equipped to efficiently operate at a lower […]

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Advantages of Solar Energy

Solar energy is the newest and most cost effective way to satisfy the huge energy needs of human beings. There are many useful applications of the solar energy in day-to-day life, with many advantages over traditional and the conventional sources of energy. Solar Energy Is Abundant Solar energy is everywhere, it’s abundant and we’ll practically […]

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Use Solar Power to save money on electricity

Humans have been using solar power for many years to heat up their water, light up their homes and for general low-voltage applainces. Solar power energy is now more easily accessible to the public than ever before, and millions of people around the world are installing solar geysers in their homes in order to save […]

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Water management essential for sustainable growth – World Bank

Multipurpose investment in water management and hydropower was essential for sustainable growth in Africa, World Bank Africa region water and hydropower adviser Vahid Alavian said on Wednesday. This was important for creating stability in terms of water security, he noted during the second day of the Hydropower Africa conference in Johannesburg. By combining hydropower and […]

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Water scarcity causes anxiety, could trigger disorder, war

Water scarcity, an increasing reality in Africa, causes societal anxiety over who gets what little is available – and who goes without – and can trigger disorder ad even war. That’s the view of Jennifer Shamalla, country coordinator in Kenya for the Pan African Strategic and Peace Research Group. Shamalla will be speaking at defenceWeb’s […]

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SA’s power gap becoming worrying again, big business warns

Big business in South Africa indicated on Tuesday that it was giving priority attention to programmes that could help offset an anticipated electricity supply shortfall that was expected to re-emerge during the course of next year. The system had stabilised since the rolling blackouts of 2008, mostly as a result of a decline in demand, […]

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SA companies have no water policies

Cape Town – South Africa is one of the 30 driest countries in the world, but relatively few local companies have a formal management plan in place to tackle water-related issues. This is among the results of field research contained in the latest edition of The Environmental Handbook: A Guide to Green Business in South […]

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Unplug Your Laptop Forever in 7 Steps

How freeing would it be to unplug your laptop from the grid…forever? Not just for a couple hours until your battery dwindles, but for good. While it takes a bit of work and forethought, it’s not impossible. Here’s how you can do it. 1. Get a Backup Battery A backup battery is a must so […]

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