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New Offshore Wind Feasibility Study Released

New Offshore Wind Feasibility Study Released

“A 60MW offshore wind farm could generate up to 40% of Bermuda’s electricity,” according to a new study released by Greenrock into Offshore Wind Feasibility. A spokesperson said, “After completing an independent review of work carried out to date a few months ago, Greenrock is pleased to announce the release of an Offshore Wind detailed... Read more of this article

Greenrock To Host Sponsor Forum On October 7

Greenrock To Host Sponsor Forum On October 7

In its mission to “raise awareness and funds to support” the Offshore Wind Feasibility Study Series, developed in collaboration with UK-based Offshore Wind Experts, BVG & Associates, Greenrock will be holding a sponsor forum at the Chubb Building, from 12.00pm to 2.00pm, on Friday [Oct 7]. “The forum, designed to host existing... Read more of this article

Bill Tabled To Move Fuel Regulation To The RA

Bill Tabled To Move Fuel Regulation To The RA

The ‘Fuels Bill 2022′ will move the “responsibility for the regulation of fuels under the auspices of the Regulatory Authority,” Deputy Premier & Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said in the House of Assembly. The Minister said, “The Fuels Bill seeks to make the Regulatory Authority responsible for not only the... Read more of this article

Govt: Draft Fuels Bill For Public Consultation

Govt: Draft Fuels Bill For Public Consultation

The Government has introduced the Draft Consultation Fuels Bill and is inviting the public to provide feedback by emailing the Department of Energy at energy@gov.bm by September 7th. A Government spokesperson said, “The public will recall the efforts of the Department of Energy that led to the Government’s adoption of Bermuda’s National Fuels... Read more of this article

NSC To Begin Renewable Energy Phase 3

NSC To Begin Renewable Energy Phase 3

The National Sports Centre said they “will commence work on the third phase of its renewable energy project which is expected to produce 20% savings on utility costs to the facility.” A spokesperson said, “Phase one, which has been completed, involved the installation of a new energy efficient heating/cooling system to regulate temperatures... Read more of this article

RFP Issued For Solar On 30 Govt Buildings

RFP Issued For Solar On 30 Govt Buildings

The Government has issued an RFP for rooftop solar for “approximately thirty Government owned buildings across Bermuda.” The notice said, “This Request for Proposals [RFP] is an invitation by the Government of Bermuda to prospective proponents to submit proposals for Government Solar Development Project, as further described in Section... Read more of this article

Greenrock Release Offshore Wind Report

Greenrock Release Offshore Wind Report

Greenrock released a report from BVG Associates “to help progress offshore wind as a key potential element of a sustainable, low carbon energy system for Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s greenhouse gas emissions need to reduce 60% by 2030 to align with international efforts to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees centigrade.... Read more of this article

Bill To Create Sandbox For Energy Innovators

Bill To Create Sandbox For Energy Innovators

Legislation to create a regulatory sandbox will “allow innovators in the energy sector both the physical and legislative space to carry out their development and testing of technologies,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 20] the Minister said, “Today I am tabling the Bill entitled... Read more of this article

Column: Water Conscious, Energy, Save Money

Column: Water Conscious, Energy, Save Money

[Column written by BELCO] Being water conscious is not only good for the environment but could also result in a significant reduction in your household energy consumption, which will in turn help you save money. Much of the energy consumed around water usage is due to appliances using electricity to heat water, which includes water heaters, dishwashers,... Read more of this article

Fuel Prices For Next Month Will Not Increase

Fuel Prices For Next Month Will Not Increase

“Fuel prices ‘at the pump’ for the next month will not be increased and therefore, for the next month, consumers will continue to pay the same prices as of February 2022,” the Government said. A Government spokesperson said, “As part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to provide relief now and reduce the cost of living... Read more of this article

Column: Weeks On Fuel Prices, Costs & More

Column: Weeks On Fuel Prices, Costs & More

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Weeks] Last month Premier and Finance Minister David Burt was asked to approve a 5% increase in price for gasoline and a 6.7% increase for diesel for March. He refused to raise the prices and instead ordered a review that will look to see if price reductions can be made in line with the PLP commitments to lowering... Read more of this article

Premier Burt On Cost Of Gasoline & Diesel

Premier Burt On Cost Of Gasoline & Diesel

“I have rejected the recommendation to increase the cost of gasoline and diesel and ordered a review that will look to see if price reductions can be made,” Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt said in the House of Assembly. The Premier’s full statement follows below: Mr. Speaker, among the most expensive items we must buy in our... Read more of this article

Oil Spill Exercise To Take Place On March 18

Oil Spill Exercise To Take Place On March 18

A simulated oil spill exercise will take place on Friday [March 18] at Whalebone Bay, Ferry Reach. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Home Affairs advises the public that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has organised with other local agencies a simulated oil spill exercise on Friday 18 March 2022 at Whalebone Bay,... Read more of this article