belcoBELCO will explore alternative energy sources in Bermuda and put plans to build a new plant on the backburner.

The move comes after the firm announced it had dropped its legal action against Government for denying BELCO the rate increase it had applied for to fund the project.


Update 10-Oct: The Carbon-Cutting Commute Day described below has been postponed to 30-Nov-2012.

In an effort to build our community, promote healthy activities, and address serious environmental issues, Greenrock is collaborating with various organisations and concerned citizens to encourage Bermudians to consider alternative ways to commute to work or school.

9_BeachesRemnants of an eco-resort at the present site of 9 Beaches are being sold as the resort moves towards a planned redevelopment.

Several soft-sided 'eco-tents,' originally installed as part of the Daniel's Head Village, have been put up for sale after several years of non-use. General Manager for 9 Beaches Robin Gilbert said: "They were up, but we never used them. They were from back before 9 Beaches came on the scene.

"These were going to be used, but they weren't in good locations. Now they are going on 12, 13 years of age."

Since 9 Beaches took over, the tents have suffered some wear and tear. Daniel's Head Village opened its doors in 2000, but went into liquidation after 18 months.

Hotelier David Dodwell won the lease to the site in 2004, redeveloping the site into the 9 Beaches resort, which closed last year to undergo an $80 million renovation.

Mr Gilbert said a few of the tents have been sold, but he has advised would-be buyers that because of the semi-permanent nature of the structures, planning permission would be required to install them.

One planning application has already been submitted for one of the eco-tents to be erected at a Coral Acres Drive, Southampton residence. According to the application by Peter Adwick, of Adwick planning, the structure would be used as an accessory structure to the existing residence at the site.

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The project could also create 200 shanghai jobs during its construction, 95 percent of which would be filled by Bermudians.

Tim Madeiros, CEO and operations director for Sol Invictus, said the facility, proposed to be built at LF Wade International Airport, would be capable of produce 44.7 gigawatt hours annually.

9_BeachesAn $80 million renovation of 9 Beaches remains on the cards, employees of the Sandys hotel insist.

A visit to the Daniel's Head resort found the property slightly overgrown and the majority of buildings closed, with no evidence of construction.

carilecThe Association of Caribbean Electric Utility Companies, CARILEC, will host a Renewable Energy Forum in Bermuda next week at the Fairmont Southampton.


Chamber of Commerce to form new division to help push tourism initiative.

Going green could provide a boost to Bermuda's economy.

trashbags"Due to the Labour Day Holiday on Monday 3rd September, waste collection will change," a Government spokesperson said today.

"East End garbage will be collected on Tuesday 4th September and Friday 7th September. West End garbage will be collected on Wednesday 5th September and Thursday 6th September. Recycling will be collected on Thursday in the West End and Friday in the East End.

Sargasso_Blue_Ocean_SlugFRIDAY, JUNE 13: The Bermuda Alliance for Sargasso Sea formed last June with the intention of supporting a government led plan to protect the Sargasso Sea and the multitude of species that live within it. The Bermuda Sun sat down with four of the BASS member charities to discuss their mission so far.

SustainabilityThe Department of Sustainable Development has created four Public Service Announcements (PSAs) which it plans to circulate throughout the community in the coming months...

ccla1Greenrock is delighted to congratulate local couple Carol Dixon and Alan Gilbertson — co-founders and board members of FoodBank South Africa — on the organisation receiving a Climate Change Award for Waste Minimisation.

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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.

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