Dave Bedford

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26 DIY Experts Reveal Their Tool Box Essentials

Think your tool box is complete? Think again!<p>With so many different options on the market today, choosing the right bits of kit for your tool box can …

How to Save Energy in the Home: The Definitive Guide

Chapter 1: What is Energy Efficiency Exactly and How Can It Help Me?<p>To ease you into the whole energy saving mindset, we’ve compiled a couple of …

Home Improvement

This incredible new movie about Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is unlike any biopic you’ve seen

But then ten years ago he got hooked on the Boys' seminal album, "Pet Sounds."<p>"It was very spontaneous," he tells Business Insider. "There was no reason for it that I understood at the time. It just happened. I really fully appreciated that album and everything Brian was doing with it."<p>The Brian …

Beach Boys

'Netflix of live music' Jukely offers unlimited gigs for £25 a month

An American subscription service which allows gig-goers to "binge" on concerts launches in London is aiming to prise punters off the sofa to discover …

In Just A Week, This Kit Turns Old Houses Into Zero-Energy Homes (For Free)

The dream of net-zero homes isn’t just for the rich anymore.<p>In slightly more than a week, a clever kit of parts can transform an old rental house into a net-zero energy home–one that creates as much renewable energy as it uses in a year–at no extra cost to tenants or building owners.<p>Net-zero homes …

Research

What If We Could Feed Our Cities With Offshore Floating Farms?

A new idea for local, urban agriculture proposes not using any land at all.<p>Think about the future of urban farming, and you might picture stories of vertical crops stacked in a high rise. But since most cities happen to be located on coastlines, one team of architects is proposing another location …

Aquaponics

Why You Should Think Seriously About Going Solar

You don't need to live in Florida to benefit.<p>If you’ve been noticing more solar panels lately, you’re onto something. While only one in 100 houses …

Why energy efficiency is key to sustainable development

<b>2015 – an important year for climate action</b><p>2015 represents a crucial juncture for global climate governance. This year, signatories to the UN …

Nadine Shah review – irresistible, inimitable and powerful

Deaf Institute, Manchester Shah is formidable, and puts so much into her bleakly haunting performance that she occasional recoils from the mic, as if drained<p>Nadine Shah’s distinctive vocal fills the evening air: “There was nothing else to do but fall in love,” she sings. However, the stage is …

Box Office

Attention Carnivores: This Is London's Meatiest Street Food Tour

A new tour of the city's East End offers a taste of some of the best ribs, chicken, and pork in London.<p>What do you do when your food tours aren't attracting any men? For Charli Matthews, the female founder of Walk Eat Talk Eat in London, the answer was to create an itinerary focused completely on …

England

Where famous chefs love to eat

Austria<p><b>Vienna</b><p><b>Steiereck</b> – “It’s a family restaurant and probably the best restaurant in Austria. It’s inventive but you can still get a Wiener schnitzel or other traditional food.” – Wolfgang Puck<p>• El Celler de Can Roca reclaims world's best restaurant crown<p><b>•The best hotels in Vienna</b><p><b>Reader offer</b>:</i> …

Why everyone should care about Nina Simone - BBC Music

Musicians don't have to battle adversity in order to be noteworthy. Nor do they have to gain a reputation for being flinty in conversation or difficult to work with. But Nina Simone had more reason than most to battle, and if that came out in stern perfectionism and the occasional angry outburst, …

Soak: Before We Forget How to Dream review – a heartfelt, self-assured debut

(Rough Trade)<p>In 2013, Soak appeared in this newspaper sounding refreshingly secure for a 16-year-old in the limelight. Two years on, Bridie Monds-Watson’s debut album sounds as unassuming yet self-assured as the Derry singer-songwriter herself. While she often muses on teenagedom, it’s with the …

Albums

Sleaford Mods share ‘Face to Faces’, announce UK tour

Sleaford Mods have announced details for their biggest tour to date, as well as sharing a new track.<p>Jason Williamson is labelling the new run of …

BBC - All Shook Up, Teleman, Sauna Youth, Sara Lowes

Marc Riley hosts All Shook Up – a brand new, live music series for BBC Music – with performances from Teleman (Strange Combinations, Steam Train Girl); Sauna Youth (Transmitters, New Fear) and Sara Lowes (JB Priestley).<p>When London-based popsters Pete and the Pirates split up they left behind them a …

Getting to 100% renewable: dream or reality?

​Attending the Future of Energy Summit last month, an annual event hosted by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, I was struck – for the second year running …

Renewable Energy

Solar panels are now cheaper than grid electricity in these 5 American cities.

30 million Americans living in the below 5 cities can now enjoy "solar parity" according to a report by the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology …

Renewable Energy

From Programs to Markets: How to Make Efficiency a Valuable Real-Time Resource

In previous articles I’ve argued that in order to achieve the true potential of energy efficiency, we need to move beyond the current model of …

Bringing energy efficiency to the middle class

The single-family middle-income market for energy-efficiency retrofits has proven difficult to crack. One well-known obstacle is access to financing. …

Upgrade Your HVAC System For Energy Efficiency

As a homeowner, you’re concerned about rising energy costs and the effects on your household expenses. Did you know that by upgrading your home’s …

Smart meters: will you pay more for 'peak electricity'?

You'll soon receive a 'free' hi-tech meter between now and 2020. But do the Government's energy-saving claims add up?<p>It’s a multi-billion-pound project that’s supposed to reap huge savings for households by cutting our energy consumption and turning us all into savvy consumers.<p>And if it’s not …

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