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DIY Solar

Submitted by Toadministrator on Mon, 01/02/2012 - 16:32

Bristol based 'Demand Energy Equality' are working with Bristol RT to roll out workshops enabling people to build their own solar panels from re-used materials. The objective of the workshops is both to ensure that renewable technology is available to low income households, at half the price of commercial panels, and to educate participants about reducing energy demand and demistify the technology involved.

"I took part in a workshop and found it really inspiring to build my own source of power, and I certainly value the panel after all the hard work, (and breakages). I had to think back to GCSE Science to try and grasp the electrical basics, but the workshops are designed to be accessible to everyone, whatever level of experience they have."

Merthyr to Mayo

Submitted by Toadministrator on Sun, 01/02/2011 - 14:29

Merthyr to Mayo Solidarity Bike Ride
Making links between communities resisting fossil fuel extraction
May - June 2010

Across the planet, in the places where fossil fuels are sourced, people are resisting new energy developments.

Communities are standing together to defend their homes, health, land and water, and our shared planet… This is localised resistance with huge global significance….

From the tar sands of Alberta, Canada to the woods of Mainshill, Scotland….

from the rivers and plains of the Niger Delta to the Amazon jungles of Peru….


from the valleys of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales to the Northwest coast of Mayo, Ireland…

Bike the Pipe

Submitted by Toadministrator on Wed, 03/14/2007 - 12:36

Bike the Pipe

I made it, 122 miles of pipe, quite a lot of hills and lots of leaflets distributed. In the next few days I will write something about the trip but for now, I';m safely back, rested and thank you to all those who supported me on this adventure - hope to return the favour one day soon - I have a good pair on paniers going!

Written before i set off....

When two guys turned up at the Brecon tree camp having cycled from Edinburgh I knew that I had to put my vague idea of cycling along the pipeline route in to action.