EH2014 Facebook Profile PicOne of the Island’s leading insurance companies has pledged its support for an initiative aimed at raising awareness about the environment.

The Colonial Group will turn off all its lights for an hour at its Reid Street offices in the run-up to Earth Hour on Saturday, March 29.

LNG tankerBermuda could have imported liquefied natural gas as an alternative to costly oil in as little as three to five years if all falls into place.

This from Ascendant Group president and CEO Walt Higgins, who says residents could see a savings of at least 15 percent on their electricity bills.

belco plantROYAL GAZETTE, 21 FEB 2014 -- Power firm BELCO's monopoly on energy supply will be broken, Finance Minister Bob Richards said in his Budget speech.

Mr Richards said the firm's lack of competition was a contributing factor to the Island's failure to climb out of the recession.

3D farming brendan smithThis TEDX Bermuda talk was arguably one of the most engaging talks of the day not least due to its relevance to Bermuda.

Bren Smith spoke about the huge economic and environmental benefits of 3D ocean farming which he pioneered in Long Island Sound. He described Bermuda as an ideal location for the farms that produce shellfish and seaweed for food, fuel and fertilizers. They could point to the potential for a whole new sustainable fishing industry — a “blue green economy” in our shores.

aquacultureToday [Jan 29] Minister Trevor Moniz announced that Sandys Secondary Middle School have been granted Bermuda's first ever aquaculture license, which they will use to farm tilapia.

Aquaculture, also known as 'aquafarming', is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants. In 2013, over 90% of the shrimp and prawns consumed around the world were 'farmed'.

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