When Solar & Oil Work Together To Tackle Climate Change

It is of vital importance that the world’s governments and industries begin transitioning toward a greener and more sustainable energy future. The world is moving ever closer to a tipping point where holding global warming to 2° above 1990 levels is becoming ever more impossible — some say we may have already passed the point. Only a massive, wholesale transition to renewable energy and increased energy efficiency measures will mitigate any further damage. However, the word ‘transition‘ inherently means “The process or a period of changing from one state or…

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Bermuda’s renewable future

“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.” This is what we all want; this is the future of our island, whether the “natural resources” referred to here are our skilled local workforce and robust institutions helping us to attract financial institutions, our stunning beaches, golf courses and abundant sea life, attracting tourists, or the natural energy incident…

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Customer Power: Are You the Kind of Energy User Who Makes a Difference?

In the story of how energy is made and used to keep a country functioning, you don’t get a starring role. You are the passive receiver and consumer of electricity or gas in a tale dominated by governments, corporations and the media. We put the kettle on, we set the thermostat but we don’t take any heat for shaping or challenging the status quo. In truth though there are distinct, if overlapping, types of energy users which together tell a different story. Most likely without realising, they play a crucial…

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Why a newsletter on sustainable energy

Most of us know the piramid of Maslow on the hierarchy of needs. Energy is on the base level. Way back, when we still lived in caves we discovered fire. Fire gave us warmth, light and protection. With wood as primary source of energy we where provided in all those needs. Since then energy is one of our primary needs and has grown more and more important by our own development. Where our usage of energy has exploded since the industrial revolution, new energy sources had to be found. Coal and…

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