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This LG portable air conditioner is on sale at Walmart — save $80

By Anne workforce / July 12, 2019

TL;DR: You can get a powerful, factory reconditioned LG 8,000 BTU portable air conditioner for $219 — $80 off its usual price tag.  You probably noticed summer’s arrival a while ago if you’re one of the unlucky ones without central air conditioning, thanks to sweltering temperatures heating up your home. If you’re not feeling up […]

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BP’s solar subsidiary sees the light in search for UK’s shiniest grass

By Anne workforce / July 9, 2019

Lightsource hopes renewable energy at its solar farms will be boosted by double-sided panels BP’s solar subsidiary is on the hunt for Britain’s shiniest grass to help make the most of new double-sided solar panels that can harness light reflected off the ground. Lightsource BP hopes the “bi-facial” solar panels will boost the amount of […]

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It’s high time to create a World Carbon Bank | Kenneth Rogoff

By Anne workforce / July 9, 2019

We could use a global carbon tax to give developing countries incentives to phase out coal Although much derided by climate-change deniers, not least Donald Trump, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal hits the nail on the head with its urgent call for the US to lead by example on global warming. But the sad truth […]

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Ethical investing: a solar scheme with the power to change lives

By Anne workforce / July 8, 2019

Energise Africa offers a 5% return and allows you to help support low-income families Fight the climate crisis and earn a return of 5% at the same time, plus enjoy a guarantee on your investment. That’s the offer from an ethical investment scheme that allows people to put money into companies providing African families with […]

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Not-so-smart Ovo disconnected my electricity by mistake

By Anne workforce / June 27, 2019

I was switched to pay-as-you-go by an agent when he was changing my gas meter Ovo Energy fitted smart meters to our flat for both gas and electricity last September. I requested that the meters report my usage to Ovo on a monthly basis, but in November, after some issues with the readings, I asked […]

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Eskilstuna: how a Swedish town became the world capital of recycling

By Anne workforce / June 23, 2019

The city was dying. Then somebody had a great idea to save it – make it the greenest place on Earth ‘People talk about Eskilstuna as the place where nothing new is invented,” says the shopping mall manager Anna Bergström. An hour’s train ride from Stockholm, the “Sheffield of Sweden” has had something of an […]

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