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Reducing/Offsetting Impact of New-Build Home [closed]

So, here's a breakdown of the question. Situation: In the next month or two I will be moving house to a new-build detached house in the UK, which is on an estate of around 100 similar such properties....
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Any succesful initiatives for packaging material reuse?

I find that we are having more and more things delivered as opposed to buying in stores. This winter a few cardboard boxes with 10kg of oranges, several books, and just this week a fridge. I was ...
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Ongoing source of distilled/filtered water for humidifiers

My family has several table-top humidifiers (the cool-mist/nebulizer kind) in the house that we use a lot during the winter. Distilled water is recommended for using in humidifiers because the ...
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How do I innoculate a 3 year old tree with a mycorrhizal fungus? [closed]

I have a number of fruit trees that have been in the ground for several years. I did not have access to mycorrhizal innoculants at the time of planting. Can I inoculate them somehow now? How?
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Will there be a role for combined heat and power in an all-electric future?

Beneficial electrification From the National Resources Defense Council “Beneficial electrification,” a new catchphrase in the energy world, refers to the growing recognition that using clean ...
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heat pump ecodan noise: constant or variable

I have just seen an Ecodan PUHZ-W85VAA in action at the house of the salesman. It running very quietly, but I wanted to know will it get louder as the weather gets colder? In other words does the pump ...
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What are some leguminous food trees suited for a Mediterranean climate?

I can think of carob, which already grows in the area. What other kinds would be a good source of nutrition and thrive in a Mediterranean climate with little annual rainfall? Other tree suggestions ...
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I have got some lights for hydroponic growing, they run from the UK mains but have small clover shaped connectors - what are these called?

I just got a load of LED grow light tubes - they have mains connectors that use clover shaped plugs -- very much like a lot of laptop chargers use, but just a bit smaller. There is no label on the ...
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Charge controller reading voltage but no amps

So I have a small solar setup (100w/200ah) in my camper van. I left the controller/panel/batteries hooked up thinking I would occasionally clear the snow and there would let the sun topped the ...
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Is there any Pellet molder alternative?

Our groupmates have a research topic that includes making a plastic pellet. We have to think of an alternative way to produce plastic pellets out of melted HDPE plastic bags since we're still students ...
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What level of light intensity (lumens) do you need across a solar panel in order to obtain 15% energy efficiency?

What level of light intensity (lumens) do you need across a solar panel in order to obtain an incident-light to energy-output efficiency of 15%?
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Baking Soda and Slugs

Yesterday I went through my garden and removed the first slugs of the year from my tomatoes. The same question as every time: What to do with them? Throwing them into a bucket of water is no good; ...
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Led powered solar panels? [duplicate]

I've read multiple threads about this but I've yet to come across an answer to this question.... would it be possible to have a small bank of led lights power multiple solar panels? For instance, if I ...
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Is it possible to reverse the air flow of a roof turbine/whirlybird?

I am currently working on a device that requires omnidirectional air currents (e.g. breezes/winds) to be directed downwards through a vertical tube. I think it would be a very similar design to a ...
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Office building electricity use [closed]

A typical office lease says the tenant has 1.5 watts of electricity to use per sq.ft. for lighting and 3.5 watts of electricity per sq.ft to use for computers etc. anything over this they say extra ...
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How many 12V batteries for a 4000 Watt Inverter [closed]

How many 12V 100 Ah Deep Cycle batteries would I need to power a 4,000 Watt Inverter?
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Solar setup for well pump

The electricity where I live is pretty expensive at about almost 30 cents a KWh, so I'm considering setting up a solar system. I got 3 100 Watt Polycrystalline solar panels a while ago, pretty cheap. ...
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What are the benefits or shortcomings of a moss wall?

I'm considering to put up a small moss wall in my workplace. What benefits or shortcomings should be considered regarding inhabitants' health and environment impact of a moss wall? Update: It's an ...
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How sustainable is replacing a gas car with an electric car, since gas car still exists? [duplicate]

I drive a 2010 BMW 535i maybe 100 km/week, mostly urban driving. My wife also has a gasoline car which we can use for longer trips. I want to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by buying an electric ...
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Plastic coated cardboard [duplicate]

Some cardboard boxes are apparently coated with a thin layer of plastic, example that I'm looking at is a box that contained a case of Yuengling beer. Okay to recycle?
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How to sell shredded plastic in the UK?

I would like to purchase a shredding machine in order to shred plastic myself, I was wondering if there were any standards I'd need to watch out for and where I could find businesses willing to ...
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Can goats eat Australian pine ( Casuarina Equisetifolia )?

I have a lot oF Australian pine growing in my backyard and was wondering if it’s okay for goats to browse on the needles and pine cones?
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When laying wood chips is it better to put down cardboard on top of grass, or just leave it as is?

I'm going to be putting down about 2,000 yards of wood chips on a garden (to kill off all the plants there) in an area on the edge of a swamp this year, and am wondering if it would be just as ...
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Aquaponics system in apartment livingroom

I am interested in building my first Aquaponics system in the livingroom of a 70m2 apartment. I plan to have a 100 litre fish tank with a 75litre grow bed. I measured the temperature to be about 15-25 ...
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A hydropower based power-generating fitness system and some questions

I'm currently researching and experimenting a system concept about hydropower-based fintness. I recorded my initial experiment footage and you can watch the video on Youtube. Befor talking about this ...
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Is hydrogen a good way of storing energy from excess hydroelectric generation? [closed]

Referring to hydro electricity generation, a lot of what we produce is wasted as the buyer buys only the minimum generation. What would be the appropriate measure to use that excess energy? Is ...
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Shortcut carbon emission trading by buying and sinking coal

Carbon emission trading is supposed to use market mechanisms to make carbon-intense processes less attractive. Unfortunately, the EU market is flooded with emission certificates, such that the ...
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What ecofriendly well paying jobs in deep learning are there? [closed]

I'm currently learning how to train and use neural networks, as I've heard getting into this field would be worthwhile from the people at https://80000hours.org/ Is there any application of this ...
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Has anybody converted a bus from diesel drive to electric drive (hybrid) converting the old engine into a generator? [closed]

I am aware that the vehicle will increase weight and that older engines must be modified to operate with less harmful impact to the ambient. I rather wonder about the accompanying effects and ...
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Is there any case where plant farming is more eco friendly than raising livestock?

I am looking for an example or a case with arguments that would justify converting cattle ranches into plant farms (e.g., wheat, apple, or anything non-meat). The advantages should be in a more ...
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Climate change, air pollutants and greenhouse gases

I am searching article since last 10 days but could not find any articles where the inter-relation between the climate change, air pollutants and greenhouse gases is clearly explained.Can you help to ...
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What can an individual contribute to the fight against global warming? [closed]

It's been so drastic - changes in environment all over the world. What can an individual contribute to fight against global warming? If it continues this way, the world as we know it won't exist ...
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Can I measure the average electricity consumption of a specific website design? [closed]

It is said that websites with a black background are more sustainable from an electricity consumption perspective. Is there a tool to measure the most sustainable website design you can use while ...
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Why does wind just track the economy

Whenever oil booms, wind booms too. Whenever oil production crashes wind crashes too. The US added about 5GW or 2 million barrels of oil equivalent this year of wind and 300 million barrels of oil in ...
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What type of cover crop survives mobs of chickens in zone 4a?

I've heard that chickens will take away all of the cover crops, and was wondering if there's any type of cover that will survive chickens.
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Why is the private car still around in the US: do our elected officials know more than we do? [closed]

Depending on whom you trust, sort of, up to two thirds of all the oil we consume in the U.S. is burned in our engines. If you added the section of the infrastructure that directly supports ...
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Does the cost of wind energy double when calculated correctly? [closed]

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind/the-hidden-costs-of-wind-power/amp/ I am asking if any of this makes sense. If their estimates are valid.
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How many mangalitsa pigs can live on an acre of field?

I'm looking at ordering mangalitsa pigs for some land, and was wondering how many I can keep on an acre with rotating pasture system.
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How do I raise guinea pigs effectively for meat?

Since guinea pigs do well for maintaining a food forest floor how should I raise them so they put on weight quickly? Think of a herd of guinea pigs for a few meals a year, and selling for pets.
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Cookware thermal isolation [closed]

We like to waste a lot, particularly, in the kitchen we like to wash the hot water down the tubes, literally, right into the sink. We even heat up much more water than we need: 2 leters of water to ...
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How can I find local permaculturalists in my area? [closed]

I am interested in permaculture, and have read some of the classic texts on the subject. What are some good general ways to find other people in my local area who are doing the same to share ideas ...
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Corn after humans

None of my farmer friends who grow corn for a living seem to have an answer for this. After an event that wipes out all/most human life, how long would fields planted with food corn be expected to ...
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How to figure out whether roommate has been using insecticides in my bedroom, living room, or kitchen

The inquiry is the title. Please let me know if this should be posted elsewhere.
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Have wind installations peaked? [duplicate]

It looks like a hubbert curve. Has the wind industry peaked for new installation.
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How much money to live “off-grid”?

How much money would you need to live off grid in a wooden hut in Alaska or somewhere else remote on Earth? Let's presume we do this at 30 years old and live to 100. Only costs I can think of are ...
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Will Koolatron cooler cool warm stuff?

We don't have any electricity, so we're thinking of purchasing this Koolatron cooler. Most of the drinks I put in it (refreshment cans, water bottles, etc) will be warm/room-temperature. Will it ...
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Is wind power practically dead?

U.S. annual installations have been declining since 2012. Essentially everywhere else, besides China's low quality wind, there's only a handful of new farms being built. Is wind pretty much dead?
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What are the natural treatment techniques which can be used as alternatives to modern medicinal treatments? [closed]

Modern science has gone a lot way farther and in the medical field we can see the reflection of these advantages. Amazing inventions in modern medicine helps in saving a lot of lives daily. But AFAIK ...
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What do I need to do to have chickens survive winters in a free range method?

I live in USDA zone 4, and was wondering how I can minimally keep my chickens alive through the long cold winters, when just picking eggs all over the 100 acre farm at their coops.
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Relative environmental impact of various portable gasses [closed]

I am interested in implications of using various gasses that are commonly packaged in small containers for household use, such as propane, butane and so forth. It is mostly for awareness purposes, and ...

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