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Solar panels at Crystal Waters, Queensland
Permaculture magazine |
Tuesday, 8th July 2014

Rooftop solar is now effectively the fourth largest generator in Queensland, Australia and it's so effective that it actually drove the price of electricity down to zero on Wednesday 2nd July 2014.

 
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Good Energy |
Thursday, 3rd July 2014

Good Energy’s new solar farm at Tout Hill, near Wool, has started generating electricity.

 
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Permaculture magazine |
Tuesday, 1st July 2014

London Permaculture festival is nearly here with a huge variety of talks and workshops to offer, plus the Permaculture magazine team will be there too!

From 11am-6pm on Sunday July 6th, at Cecil Sharp House, Camden, the festival will be packed with...

 
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Paul Hetherington |
Thursday, 26th June 2014

Buglife are deeply concerned by news that UK researchers are trialling a GM wheat that 'cries wolf', sending out a constant chemical help signal to ladybirds and other predators, a signal that is normally only produced when a plant is under attack from aphids or...

 
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Permaculture magazine |
Tuesday, 24th June 2014

Councillors will visit the Pembrokeshire roundhouse before deciding whether to grant retrospective plannning permission.

The low impact roundhouse is home to Charlie, Megan and their son Eli. Charlie built the home himself, moving just...

 
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Gaia Education |
Tuesday, 24th June 2014

Gaia Education are an international NGO who are helping people to understand how we can design much lower impact communities, in the city and in rural situations. They offer a tried and tested Ecovillage Design Education course in many countries in Europe, South...

 
Germany is expected to lead in the residential and commercial sector in terms of photovoltaic storage. photos.com
http://phys.org |
Monday, 23rd June 2014

The Fraunhofer ISE research institute has announced that Germany set a record high for solar use on June 9 - on that day the country's solar power output rose to 23.1 GW - 50.6 percent of all electricity demand. The record occurred over a holiday, which...

 
Permablitz event in Katerini
Permaculture magazine |
Friday, 20th June 2014

Permaculture expert Peter Cow will be teaching a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at the Homeland Centre in southern Greece and then travelling the country for three weeks in the perma-caravan, giving talks and taking part in permablitz workshops across the...