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August 26, 2004

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Solar Jam & Rally

SolarJam For those in the northeastern United States, a new half-day event called Solar Jam & Rally might be of interest. The event will be held Sat 28th Aug 2:00 to 6:00 pm at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington, Vermont.
This solar-powered event is free and will feature live music, educational exhibits, and vegetable oil vehicles.

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Uganda eco-retreat

Bushara is no ordinary holiday destination. This island on lake Bunyonyi in Uganda was turned into a sustainable eco-tourism facility in the late 90’s by the Ugandan NGO The Lake Bunyonyi Development Company (LBCD).

Bushara

The lake is one of the rare swimmable lakes in Africa and the area is teeming with wildlife – it’s not too far from the mountains, where you can spot gorillas.

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Energy

GE to open renewable energy lab

Megacorp General Electric doesn’t intend to be left out of the race for the new oil. The energy giant is opening a new $52 million research lab for renewable energy technologies near Munich, Germany.

Wind

The new lab is just another card in GE’s game to dominate the market for renewables.

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