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Electricity Power Cut

Miners strike = not enough coal for the electricity power stations = 3 day working week to save the power = reduced income. Those long dark evenings playing cards by candlelight. Taking the dinner to cook in the neighbours gas oven. Then, the bin men went on strike, then the gravediggers. . . .

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FRANCIS WHEEN: Economic gloom.Terror threats. Strikes. Why Britain's going back to the 70s

The miners strikes of 1972 caused power cuts around the country. With no coal for the power stations blackouts lasting nine hours plunged Britain into darkness. I remember reading by candlelight.

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10 Circular Saw Secrets You Should Know Before You Cut

Most novice do-it-yourselfers feel perfectly comfortable using an electric drill or jigsaw, but nearly all of them are hesitant to pick up a portable circular saw. Here are 10 tips to help you cut safely and more confidently.

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60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours

Manoj Bhargava has built a stationary bike to power the millions of homes worldwide that have little or zero electricity. Early next year in India, he plans to distribute of his Free Electric battery-equipped bikes

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Who said #powerCuts in the UK are rare? Third power cut in #Haverhill. It was a fault on an underground #electricity cable, but a temporary provided generator has failed too! When you are out of home and want to know about power situation on a remote site, you need a device like #iSocket that operates independent of power or WiFi through the mobile network and warn about power cuts to your mobile phone by text messages or call (for #iSocket3G models).

Rayton's new super-efficient, affordable solar panels could trump fossil fuels

Striking another blow to the oil and gas industries, an American solar company has developed technology that can produce super-efficient solar power that’s cheaper than fossil fuels. Rayton Solar’s new solar panel manufacturing technology uses 50 to 100 times less silicon than other technologies, cutting out large amounts of the most costly component of solar panels

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