strawsonbeachIt is the middle of summer: we may have got past Cup Match and Beachfest, but there is a lot of summer to go. Go ahead, kick back and have fun! Global warming? Great – the weather is gorgeous, sunshine is guaranteed! ... But seriously, here are some ways to enjoy summer while still keeping your conscience clear when it comes to our environment.

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."

clean-energyTwo expert economists and an expert engineer endorsed the (U.S.) EPA's Clean Power Plan at a conference in Washington D.C. Friday, but cautioned that the proposed rule is only a first step, and it affects only one of several sectors of the economy that produce greenhouse gases.

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.

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...

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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.

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.

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 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.

Green energyBritain is in the midst of a green energy revolution after production soared to record levels, according to new figures which deal a blow to opponents of renewable energy and a potential boost for consumers.

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro has soared by 43 per cent in the past year to account for a fifth of production, as newly-built plants came on stream and the weather became windier, the Office for National Statistics has said.

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.

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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Telephone: 1-441-747-ROCK (7625)
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