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Hemp the crop to beat coming energy crisis

Posted on October 9, 2004

Every time there is trouble in oil-producing countries, the price goes up and we are told supplies are running out. To replace the energy that oil gives us we are looking at wind and wave power and rivers for smaller schemes. But there is no mention of hemp, which has the potential to meet much of our needs.

Eco-friendly hemp house can slash heating bills

Posted on March 22, 2004

Hemp, the fibre taken from cannabis plants, has been used to build a house in Ireland for the first time. The Old Builders Company of Birr, Co Offaly, has built the pioneering hemp-house in Clones, Co Monaghan, as a model of eco-construction.