An independent energy authority is the best way forward for the Island, according to sustainable development group Greenrock.

As the Department of Energy finalises its Green Paper on a National Energy Policy to submit to Cabinet, Greenrock believes an independent authority is the best option.

Andrew Vaucrosson, the group's president, said such an organisation would remain free of political or financial influence. It would ensure consumers' interests were paramount, so protecting those on lower incomes, and would also bring transparency and accountability among suppliers and contracts ... Read the rest of the story at

Related story: 'Belco backs independent energy authority proposal', The Royal Gazette, January 12, 2009.

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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