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Biodiesel: Evil or Sexy?

by: Sara on 04/14/2015

Small-scale home biodiesel production holds a singular attraction for any do-it-yourself enthusiast who want to reduce their dependence on Big Oil. Today's blog post is from the introduction of Lyle Estill and Bob Armantrout's new book, Backyard Biodiesel, How to Brew Your own Fuel,
where the virtues of biodiesel are debated. 

Designed to be …

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Announcing "Afterburn", Richard Heinberg's Greatest Hits

by: EJ on 03/12/2015

Richard Heinberg is our guest today announcing his most recent book, Afterburn:Society Beyond Fossil Fuels, which is now off press. 

The advent of fossil fuels changed the world profoundly (giving us everything from plastics and automobiles to global warming); the inevitable and rapidly approaching end of the oil-coal-and-gas era will likewise …

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First Ever Global Divestment Day February 13 & 14th

by: EJ on 02/11/2015

Divestment Campaigners Tell Administration “Don’t Bank on Tar Sands”
 

Campuses around the world are joining together in the first ever Global Divestment Day. Students are calling on their campus administrators to drop dirty energy companies like those in Canada’s tar sands. Dozens of events are planned across Canada and hundreds around …

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The Nature of Permaculture

by: EJ on 12/11/2014

“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system.” – Bill Mollison, founder of the Permaculture Institute

The …

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Your Complete Guide to Living Beyond the Grid

by: EJ on 12/03/2014

One of my favorite books this year is The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook: Your Complete Guide to Living beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living, 14th Edition.  This completely revised 14th edition, written by experts with decades of hands-on experience, contains expanded information on permaculture, …

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