The Department of Energy is reminding members of the public that as part of CARICOM Energy Week in Bermuda, tonight [Nov 14] the Department of Energy will give a short [30 minute] presentation on Energy Efficiency and Conservation at 5:30pm in the Cathedral Hall.
In this talk the Director of the Department of Energy Jeane Nikolai will discuss the conservation of energy in general, and how energy use defines our modern lives in order to put into context what we need to be doing and why we need to be doing it.
This talk will be directly followed by a brief Prize Giving Ceremony for the winners of the Energy Limbo Competition at 6:15pm, also at Cathedral Hall. ‘Energy Limbo: How Low Can You Go?’ is an energy cutback competition which saw participants compete for the biggest reduction in their electricity use over the course of almost a year.
Then at 7.00pm the film Chasing Ice will be shown in Cathedral Hall. Light refreshments will be provided. Chasing Ice is a multiple award winning, powerful documentary about our changing planet, which clearly shows the devastating effects we are having on our own planet through our excessive reliance on fossil fuel generated energy.
“The major focus of Energy Week is to increase the general public’s awareness of energy and their use of it,” the Minister of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy Marc Bean previously explained. “It is about encouraging residents to conserve energy and make more efficient use of it.
“As a Government we need to get the public excited and informed about energy issues. The cost of energy is just the tip of the iceberg…there are so many other reasons to keep energy in the forefront of our minds.
“Therefore I would encourage members of the general public – from homeowners to tenants and small businesses to large guest properties – to attend.”