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a new breed of gangsters

We have a new breed of gangsters in our midst. What do they look like? Just like you and me. Like friends. Like Family. Are they stealing from the poor? or the rich? No, they are stealing from our children. … Continue reading

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did you know?

We all talk about Carbon Tax… Those of us who use fossil fuels to power and heat our homes know to the “cent” the amount of the increase on May 1st. and what it means to our budget. But do … Continue reading

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wood …the natural answer

Originally posted on Pat's Blog:
Things to consider when using wood as a fuel One of the most common mistakes people make is to burn green, non-seasoned wood. Green wood can contain up to 75% moisture, a figure that…

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Wellys and Wood in Wexford!

On Wednesday I attended the National Ploughing Championships in New Ross in Wexford. Wet gear, jeans, wellys, and a big smile on my face all I needed for the day. What can I say about the ploughing that hasn’t already … Continue reading

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…to the burning question?

Scared by the rising cost of home heating oil? You are not alone. More and more people are becoming concerned about the cost of heating their homes. And no wonder. The chart shows how the cost of heating oil has … Continue reading

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cold women need warm hearths

In my last post, I mentioned that I need heat. I am a cold woman! So, if asked what is my favourite item in my home, I will reply, without hesitation “Monica”! Monica Pellet Stove by Ravelli   Monica is … Continue reading

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wood …the natural answer

Things to consider when using wood as a fuel One of the most common mistakes people make is to burn green, non-seasoned wood. Green wood can contain up to 75% moisture, a figure that has a considerable effect on the … Continue reading

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tool or tax….you decide

What is a Building Energy Rating? A Building Energy Rating (BER) will provide a clear energy rating for a house thus making the energy performance visible.  The EU directive on Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) requires that when a … Continue reading

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the stranger with the briefcase…the expert!

Are you a sitting target waiting for the suit with the briefcase? Will unfamiliar terminology blind, bedazzle and intimidate? Terms such as: Climate change Fossil fuels Carbon tax Energy efficiency Renewable technology U Value Biomass Solar Photovoltaic Etc. etc. etc. … Continue reading

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