48233a1It would cost $300 million to transfer the country's electricity supply underground.

But even if the public were willing to fund this through higher bills, it would still not guarantee a storm-proof supply.

Renewable, underground and overground supplies are all vulnerable to the force of nature, say experts.

48499a1Here is your chance to help the environment and your wallet by investing in some new wheels that run on battery power.

Imagine simply having to plug in and recharge your bike at home rather than having the hassle and expense of any more trips to the gas station.

GREENROCK SAYS: During the global economic crisis, people were seeking out "safe havens" for long-term growth and opportunity. Most advance thinkers see the emergence of Green Technologies (GT) as next social and economic revolution. Just as the steam engine or telephone was when they had been introduced.

48964b1Interior designer Michele Smith visits overseas trade shows for inspiration

If there's one person who is keeping up-to-date with the latest trends, it is Michele Smith of OBM International.

9 BeachesAs many as 120 residential units could be built at the 9 Beaches Resort, according to details contained in a Special Development Order (SDO) granted for the development.

A notice published in the Official Gazette said the estimated $80 million redevelopment of the West End resort would include 120 one, two and three bedroom dwellings for residential or tourism related use, in addition to 69 new hotel units.

49029a1New companies offer eco-friendly products, services and devices for saving energy

The shoots of a green economy are growing stronger, with fledgling businesses offering a wide variety of environmentally friendly products.

wv1_23687801It's Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) and Bermuda's small business spirit is being encouraged.

The week will feature a number of activities to further the entrepreneurship theme.

The search for individuals, organisations, governments and private enterprises that have demonstrated leadership in preparing for, responding to, and reducing the environmental impacts of disasters and conflicts has begun with the launching of the 2nd biennial Green Star Awards. Nominations are being received until November 30 with the awards ceremony taking place in May 2011.

wv1_23498501The City Market, which has grown in popularity over the years after first starting out as the Farmers' Market, opens up again this month at the Bull's Head Car Park on Saturday mornings.

solar_panel_bermudaSustainable cottages, duty reductions on energy efficient products, rebates on solar PV installations, an energy Green Paper published, a possible wind farm in the next five years . . .

This is the long list of green accomplishments and ideas that have started to take shape in Bermuda's alternative energy sector, but we still have a long way to go before we can reverse the impact of our heavy reliance on fossil fuels.

LED Tube LightingSmaller businesses are taking energy conservation into their own hands and trying out different ways to lower their electricity bills.

Sarah Vallis, the office manager at Vallis & Hayward Ltd., the company that maintains the Vallis and International buildings in the City of Hamilton, has been taking such measures.

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