Have you ever used the phrase, “It’s as hot as an oven out here”? With a solar oven, it really can be.
By now, most green-minded folks have at least been a passenger in a hybrid automobile. These cars run on renewable, battery-powered electricity in city driving and stop-and-go traffic, then turn to their small but efficient gasoline engines for cruising down the highway ñ and when the car’s batteries need to be charged.
Backpacking around Australia is a dream come true for many young people. The breathtaking splendour of The Outback, watching the New Year fireworks in Sydney, and learning to surf on Bondi beach: when you have such adventures on your mind (not to mention the heavy rucksack on your back) it’s easy to forget the negative […]
The mercury’s rising and summer’s in full swing. It’s the season to cook outdoors, camp under the stars, and drive off into the sunset for a bit of time out. It’s also the season when water usage, electricity and fuel bills can soar as we try to keep cool, keep the garden alive, and travel about […]
Before the “Occupy” protests across the world began to occupy the newspapers I recall reading about a spate of solar panel thefts. When you think about it, these panels are ripe for the picking – big dollars left unattended and ready for resale. Maybe that’s why one of Brisbane’s largest solar systems is being created […]
As a kid on a farm, I remember we had about six windmills which plumbed 60 metres down into the aquifers. One by one, they were quietly decommissioned and replaced by, you guessed it, electric motor pumps. Why wouldn’t you? Grid electricity was cheap, and because of the baseload supply, confirmed a level of confidence […]
Kerosene, according to the fact sheet provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), can effect the lungs, brain, skin, eyes, and cause other behavioural issues – burns from the fuel is a dangerous side effect also. For students in the third world however, kerosene fuels their study time. Providing a flickering, acrid light to do […]