In June we were delighted that Chubb (formerly ACE) had offered to host the latest Green Building Forum and provide a light lunch to our members.

Greenrock commends the Department of Energy for holding the 2016 Energy Summit, the island's second ever, which was held on Wednesday, June 29th.

LNG facilityOn Monday, March 21st, Minister of Economic Development, Dr Grant Gibbons, tabled a report in Parliament titled "Viability of Liquefied Natural Gas [LNG] in Bermuda".

The report sought to answer the question of whether LNG is preferable to the current heavy oil/diesel mix used by BELCO for electricity generation in Bermuda. Not surprisingly, the report's authors answer with a resounding 'yes'.

Article 1 of 3 energy articles first published in the Royal Gazette in June 2016. 

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On March 21, the Bermuda Government tabled a report which says that liquefied natural gas, commonly known as LNG, is a more economically and environmentally attractive fuel than our present diesel-fuel oil.

It then went on to massively overreach the conclusions of the report and stated that it was considering going ahead and soliciting proposals to build the new LNG plant and convert existing electricity-generating facilities to LNG.

2015 annual report pic2015 was a year of change for Greenrock, but we continued to develop and deliver quality programmes and projects.

There can be no denying that the charity sector, of which Greenrock is a member, continues to experience challenging times, as has largely been the case since the 2008 Economic Crisis. Despite these challenges, Greenrock has expanded our programmes in schools and continued to engage the community to share solutions for a sustainable Bermuda.

+ Read more in our 2015 Annual Report

Article 3 of 3 energy articles first published in the Royal Gazette in June 2016. 

bermuda-rooftop-solar-pvThe transition to a sustainable energy future is not just a technical question, or an economic challenge, but is fundamentally a cultural challenge.

Professor Karl McDermott, an experienced regulator and consultant to Belco who works out of the University of Illinois, points out that “we need to recognise that the ‘modern’ vision [of electricity generation and use] that evolved from the 1920s through the 1980s relied on a technocratic solution that minimised the role of the customer as decision-maker”.

bermuda50dollarsGreenrock's tireless advocacy is paying off! Our mission is to Engage the Community to Share Solutions for a Sustainable Bermuda - we have been doing that for the last 13 years, and we believe the community is behind us. A more Sustainable Bermuda is better for those least able to get by in today's expensive world, and it is better for generations to come.

Article 2 of 3 energy articles first published in the Royal Gazette in June 2016. 

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“Our goal is an ambitious one: to increase the social, environmental and economic resilience ... through an efficient use of natural resources and an implementation of projects that will create and sustain high-quality local jobs for current and future generations.”

Eco-schools logoWest Pembroke was awarded their Green Flag accreditation this morning (Friday) in a full school assembly.

Eco-Schools Programme Manager, Abbie Caldas, presented the award and reminded students and staff that this is just the beginning of a longer journey towards sustainability.

It is not a subject or one-off project, but a commitment to changing their mindset for the benefit of all. The award is the result of a two year effort to reduce the waste generated at the school and the energy consumed.

airport-solar-projectThe Ministries of Economic Development and Public Works of the Government of Bermuda are in the process of developing an RFQ and RFP for the development of a utility-scale solar photo-voltaic installation on ‘the Finger’ at the L.F. Wade International Airport. The closing date for applications is Saturday, December 31, 2016.

If you wish to be added to the email distribution list for this project please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   with your preferred email address, name and company name.

For more information click here or visit www.gov.bm/procurement/development-utility-scale-solar-pv-bermuda

Greenrock's 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 15th, starting at 6:30PM.

The proposed agenda and location will be confirmed shortly.

While the AGM is open to all of our supporters to attend, we encourage you to join up as an individual member in advance of the meeting!

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


Where to find Us

Suite 324, 48 Par-La-Ville Rd,
Hamilton HM11, Bermuda

Telephone: 1-441-747-ROCK (7625)
Email: info@greenrock.org
Website: www.greenrock.org