A new study of Bermuda's offshore wind has concluded that it is a viable source of renewable energy for Bermuda.

The report states "The results from our wind energy model show that offshore wind energy is an economically viable option. Our calculated LCOE of $0.261/kWh is significantly lower than the price of electricity paid by consumers. A demonstration of our spatial analysis model shows that, for our chosen set parameters, it is possible to site a 100 MW wind farm on the Bermuda platform with minimal risk to marine habitat and fisheries."

AbbieGreenrock's Abbie Caldas joined almost 100 representatives from 60 countries at the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) General Assembly in Copenhagen, Denmark earlier this month.

Greenrock today [20-May-2014] announced that the Vice Chair for the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), Ms. Lourdes Diaz, is visiting Bermuda this week for a series of meetings. Eco-Schools is a schools-based initiative for sustainable living that involves the whole school community through fun, action oriented programmes ...

Greenrock welcomes Belco's announcement in the Royal Gazette on Friday 13th of June that they have developed an integrated resource plan (IRP) which includes the extensive use of solar power, a reduction in Bermuda's carbon footprint, and a reduction in our reliance on fossil fuels.

closet door with key1In Bermuda's humid environment, closet heaters are considered a 'must-have', but have you ever wondered how much it costs to use them? They don't appear in the Belco efficiency guide, or in any of the Government energy efficiency fact sheets, so they must be energy efficient — right?

Wrong!

Paynter TiffanySpoken word artist Tiffany Paynter at Bermuda's Earth Hour celebrations at City Hall, Hamilton on March 29 2014.

blue-halo-2014"What's the deal with the Bermuda Triangle?" - many Bermudians will agree that this is one of the most frequently asked questions by non-Bermudians to Bermudians or residents when they find out where we are from.

Bermuda WavesThe song Proud to be Bermudian by John Woolridge reminds us that "our wealth is so much more than blue skies and pink sand . . . the truth is there is more to us". It is easy to find bad news in the paper; wouldn't we rather find things to be proud of? It's time that we stood up for what we think is right, take responsibility for things that are not working, and build a Bermuda we are proud of.

electricity-cashEarlier this month, Government's Energy Commission approved Belco's proposal to change the existing fixed facilities charge to a graduated facilities charge. The change, which affects residential customers, comes into effect next month. If you currently pay more than $324 for electricity each month, get ready to see your monthly bill increase by $16.50 or $42. If you currently pay less than $197 monthly, you should see your bill reduce by $8 or $18.

grease-ballsNews reports over the past few weeks involving raw sewage and tank water contamination have brought new focus on what are, sadly, not-so-new problems.

The practice of dumping raw sewage just a few hundred yards off Bermuda's pristine beaches has been in effect for generations. But for many people, both here in Bermuda and abroad, it was real news.

Follow Us

Greenrock

Every little bit counts when it comes to a charity like Greenrock!
Donations help us fund the day-to-day operations of the organisation, allowing us to maintain our existing programmes while exploring new programmes for the future.