Biomass boilers articles

Nov
19
2017
Sophie Paterson

Join our new online community Living Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Living Low Impact – and you’re invited! Read more …

May
16
2017
Dane Beckett

The pros and cons of burning different types of wood for heating

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Burning wood is a highly sustainable and environmentally friendly heating method. Burning wood on a high efficiency stove can create less CO2 than letting the same wood rot on the floor of a forest. Read more …

Aug
27
2016
Tyler Linden

Why do Americans have a different attitude to Brits when it comes to using trees as a renewable resource?

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We’ve noticed from comments on our blogs and on social media that environmentally-conscious Americans have a slightly different attitude to using trees as a renewable resource – whether for firewood or for timber – than that prevalent in the UK. Read more …

Jun
16
2016
Andy Reynolds

Why self-reliance means being able to fix bits of old kit – like this circular saw

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Working outside and sometimes in remote situations requires a certain mindset to not only enjoy the experience, but also have an overall philosophy of self-reliance. Read more …

Nov
24
2015
Robin Wood

How to make a new axe handle

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First, wood selection. The perfect wood is nice straight grain ash fairly fast grown, if it gets more than 6-8 rings per inch it is much more brittle, 4-6 rings per inch is perfect. Read more …

Nov
21
2015
Robin Wood

How to fit a new axe handle

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This blog post shows how to fit a new axe handle, it could be a new store bought handle or one you made yourself – more on this soon. Read more …

Mar
6
2015
Agroecology Land Trust

Interested in rural cohousing? Introducing the Agroecological Land Initiative

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The Agroecological Land Initiative is an new organisation founded to advocate and implement agroecological methods in the UK to help secure food sovereignty, energy independence, and environmental regeneration in a way that is financially viable and socially just. Read more …

Nov
6
2014
Jon Halle

New share offers in community-owned renewable energy projects around the UK

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Pomona Solar launched its pioneer share offer during h-Energy festivities on 11th October in Hereford. Pomona’s first scheme is for a 250kW solar PV array that will supply low-cost electricity to small businesses located on the site. Read more …

Jul
8
2013
Jon Halle

Two more community-owned renewables schemes that you can get involved with

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If you would like to see more community-owned co-operative renewable energy projects in the UK, there are practical ways that you can help. Over to Jon for some schemes you can invest in Read more …

Sep
26
2012
Jon Halle

Woodheat community share offer: 10% left

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Woolhope Woodheat are now up to 90% of their share total with 2 days to go. Thats £27,000 more we need with a mighty £247,650 already subscribed for by 127 prospective members.

Read more …

Jul
23
2012
Andy Reynolds

Local firewood auction & fair in your county?

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The Lincolnshire Firewood Fair receives The Lincolnshire Environmental Award 2012. 4 years ago a disparate group of foresters, woodmen, agents, and firewood merchants got together with direction from the local Forestry Commission officer. Read more …

Jun
26
2012
Jon Halle

The Woolhope Woodheat Project

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You might like to have a look at our project which covers a load of bases – reducing carbon emissions, protecting neglected woodland, creating employment in woodland management, providing greener heat for hard-to-heat buildings. Read more …

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