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Sales of electric cars in Britain are expected to double in 2013 as cheaper models enter the market and the number of charging points increases

While governments continue to negotiate themselves out of any action on the renewable energy front, the private sector is heating up with investments. New solar energy developments in North Africa have been widely written about, but many governmental backers have recently gotten cold feet and pulled out their funding. So, it’s encouraging to read a recent article in Britain’s Guardian newspaper trumpeting the positive advances that the electric car market is making in the UK – from both public and private sectors.

Although these alternatives to traditional automobiles are still in their infancy – at least in branding and design – it seems the ’Sales of electric cars in Britain are expected to double in 2013 as cheaper models enter the market and the number of charging points increases,’ according to the paper. And unlike the stalled actions in the solar power market, Britain’s government seems to be actively looking to increase charging points for owners of the vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Our intent is to offer an alternative food buying network, by connecting an urban community with the local farming community…”

It’s a great feeling being inspired by an idea, and those implementing it – especially when it benefits a local community. Having seen a recent British documentary about a new-paradigm grocery store in London, dubbed The People’s Supermarket, it put a smile on this writer’s face to see a quality, local business delivering an alternative to the homogenized grocery monopolies. Britain, like most countries, has just a few food commercial high street food choices, begging the questions – why, and can this be done better?

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