Earthship on the prairie: A radically sustainable home in southern Alberta

| April 25, 2017

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The family of the editor and production manager of Green Energy Futures, Duncan Kinney, built an Earthship. We show how these radically sustainable homes are built and how they work.

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Astonfield Renewables

Astonfield is the largest multi-modality renewable energy company in South Asia, delivering affordable clean energy solutions tailored to the unique needs of communities in emerging markets across the world. Committed to addressing the challenges of sustainable development, Astonfield partners closely with local governments to shape renewable energy markets and drive economic growth.Led by a world-class management team with extensive experience in financing and developing power projects in emerging markets, Astonfield brings a unique combination of vast global expertise and deep local knowledge to ensure seamless execution. By partnering with top tier global technical providers, Astonfield is able to deliver the world’s most advanced clean energy technologies to its customers in the emerging markets.

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