General news items sourced outside greenisp community

Portugal – Smart City? or Logans Run? Big Brother?

Hi there. I feel a little uneasy about this? Is Portugal being Exploited or used as Guinea Pig for Microsoft and McLarren? and the likes? I worked for a Building Control systems company, this kind of technology already exists all over the world, we don’t need more Apps pushed into our […]

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Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Green ISP…….. 1

Hebden Bridge-based Not for Profit internet service provider Green ISP is entering it’s 10th year in business, providing environmentally-friendly internet services to the Calder Valley and beyond since 2003; to celebrate this milestone, Green ISP director Paul Palmer wants to draw people’s attention to the imminent and exciting upgrade to […]

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Nitinol – How did this get silenced??? or conveniently overlooked

Thanks to a friend Rick for this….

The narrator is classic….

Thanks Rick.

Comments please???

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And there’s more from Max and Stacy





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Around HALF the worlds Commercially Produced Food is thrown away or wasted? 2

Hi There.

Here at Green ISP we are well aware of the issues or organic food, GM Food production and the general commercialization and a profit led world food production model?

I have personally argued that the growing use of GM Crops for example cannot be a good reason to uphold the idea that the world is running out of food? therefore GM will save us all from starving, what nonsense? We simply “Waste lots a food” and damage our planet while doing so.

Tristram Stuart sums it up quite well in this TED Talk:

So, to shine a little furter truth on the matter here is a very interesting report from an unlikely source, (and as a Mechanical Engineer by Trade, I can kind of understand this being the case) The Institute of Mechanical engineers:

In the report, they claim that unnecessarily strict sell-by dates, buy-one-get-one free and Western consumer demand for cosmetically perfect food, along with “poor engineering and agricultural practices”, inadequate infrastructure and poor storage facilities contribute towards 30–50% (or 1.2–2 billion tonnes) of all food produced never reaching a human stomach.

Furthermore, this figure does not reflect the fact that large amounts of land, energy, fertilizers and water have also been lost in the production of foodstuffs which simply end up as waste.

So, as we I have written about over the past 10 years there has to be a better strategy for food production, as a budding experimenter of Permaculture and organic grower I also understand that Local food production can play a huge part in the solution.

Read the full report here:

Also, here’s some tips for how to help by not wasting too much food:

If you have any comments then please share them.




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Fancy enough radioactive waste to fill 27 Olympic-sized swimming pools in your back garden?

Hi there.

For anyone under the illusion that Nuclar power is Cheap and Safe needs to read this, don’t beleive the Pro Nuclear Lobby and their spin, read this and make your own mind up, no matter how safe the actual Power Stations may become to operate, there is still an enourmous legacy left behind, both hazard and cost, this makes the Smart Grid mix or Renewables a “No Brainer” along with drives toward high effeciency consumtion technologies such as LED Lighting etc.

Not only that, as you can see, one of the main reason for Selafeild Nuclear Power station was so we could build more bombs, how lovely.
Selafeild Video

Your Veiws welcomed.

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The LED (light-emitting diode) 50th Birthday 1

This is revolutionising how we see the light bulb, and will save enormous amounts of energy.

For all your LED parts, kits and advice visit:


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New Green Party leader Elected by England and Wales Green’s

Natalie Bennett has been elected as the new leader of the Green Party for England and Wales.

More on this story here:

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