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.

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.

linedrykidI'm writing this article on a lazy Sunday morning here in Bermuda after a night of fireworks, thunderstorms and heavy rains. The thunderstorms and heavy rains are not that unusual on a muggy July evening in Bermuda.

As for the fireworks, it isn't what you expect, considering it was the July 4th weekend.

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...

The Health Ministry has announced water quality at all beaches tested on the island is "well within the safety standards for swimming".

Checks were made on all south shore beaches each day this week, according to a spokeswoman, and all beaches passed.

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.

Abbie at UNA member of Greenrock Bermuda joined almost 100 representatives from 60 other countries at the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) General Assembly in Copenhagen.

Abbie Caldas, manager for the Bermuda Eco-Schools programme, took part in a conference designed to address environmental education and worldwide sustainability.

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.

ObamaU.S. President Barack Obama announced a plan on Tuesday to create the world's largest marine preserve, significantly expanding a remote region of the Pacific Ocean where drilling, fishing and other commercial activities are prohibited.

Obama announced the proposal in a video at the U.S. State Department's Our Ocean conference in Washington.

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.

Grease BallsGovernment has provided further details on the progress being made in order to stop the appearance of sewage on South Shore beaches.

Among the measures are "significant improvements" to the Tynes Bay septage facility, which are being planned and implemented, and "visiting engineers" will be weighing in on the feasibility of current proposals for a waste water treatment facility, according to a Government spokeswoman.

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