Gorhams SolarBusinesses that put solar-generated electricity into the Belco grid are finally to be paid for their power.

Belco CEO Walter Higgins yesterday revealed that the firm's proposal to the Energy Commission to set up a temporary pay back scheme had been approved.

It is exciting to report that, in just three years, planning and building applications for solar energy have increased 253 percent from 56 applications in 2010 to 142 in 2013.

Even more exciting is that all of these applications have been driven by the property owner.

The expansion of shale resource extraction encompasses several interrelated elements, including exploration risk, infrastructure project risk, and the risks associated with new or enlarged trade flows and the significant financing needs associated with each stage.

SargassoSeaCommissionLogoToday [6-Aug-2014] the Government of Bermuda announced the names of the first Sargasso Sea Commission which will "exercise a stewardship role for the Sargasso Sea and keep its health, productivity and resilience under continual review."

Dr. Tammy Trott, the Senior Marine Resources Officer for the Bermuda Government Department of Environmental Protection, represents Bermuda.

e2oIt's the heat of summer and the last thing you feel like doing is hopping into your boiling oven of a car.

What if your car had the ability to cool down before you got in?

The newly launched Mahindra Reva e2o is not only an eco-conscious option but has technology to make life easier and more comfortable.

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The Life Skills programme at WindReach now offers a gardening component that is an offshoot of Greenrock's Healthy Harvest programme and is sponsored by Ace.

"The community gardens at WindReach are a big part of the Life Skills Programme," said Miss Terceira. "The gardens were initiated by GreenRock's Healthy Harvest programme, and services children and adults with special needs.

linedrykidI'm writing this article on a lazy Sunday morning here in Bermuda after a night of fireworks, thunderstorms and heavy rains. The thunderstorms and heavy rains are not that unusual on a muggy July evening in Bermuda.

As for the fireworks, it isn't what you expect, considering it was the July 4th weekend.

Grant GibbonsThe Department of Energy begins this week seeking advice on establishing a new energy regulatory environment, with a promise of public consultation later this year. The new regulatory regime for energy in Bermuda is a priority for the Ministry of Education and Economic Development.

The Health Ministry has announced water quality at all beaches tested on the island is "well within the safety standards for swimming".

Checks were made on all south shore beaches each day this week, according to a spokeswoman, and all beaches passed.

Quinton EdnessSurprisingly, said Mr Edness, there had not been a "whisper" of any desire by Government to reduce the Island's dependence on fossil fuels considering the recent advances in renewable energies. The biggest and best way is to cut energy costs.

"I do not expect Belco to recommend [that], however I did expect the Government department responsible for energy to have made recommendations by now...

Abbie at UNA member of Greenrock Bermuda joined almost 100 representatives from 60 other countries at the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) General Assembly in Copenhagen.

Abbie Caldas, manager for the Bermuda Eco-Schools programme, took part in a conference designed to address environmental education and worldwide sustainability.

About Greenrock

According to The Footprint Network, which measures the ability of the planet to produce resources and absorb waste, our resource use and waste production is 60% more than the earth can produce or absorb annually.

This overshoot is the result of decisions that we each make every day. We seek to generate debate and to influence people to change their behaviour.We strive to be catalysts: Success for us is when we can Change the Mindset so that sustainable use of resources is included in decision-making for individuals, government or businesses. ... read more


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