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|Posted by:||Feb 15th 2008, 10:54:54 pm|
|hobiecat||One more comment....here's an article about Palos Verdes High School in Los Angeles, California - the students have their own Biodiesel lab and produce fuel from waste vegetable oil - the article talks about their setup and the advantages of biodiesel.
The link is a PDF, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat reader to read it:
Now all we need are diesel golf carts ;-)
|Posted by:||Feb 15th 2008, 10:46:25 pm|
|hobiecat||This is really terrific news! I think green energy alternatives are a perfect solution for the Bahamas energy needs - it's great to see Bahamians take the lead - perhaps you can teach the rest of us how to get off fossil fuels and lead the way to a greener, cleaner planet!|
|Posted by:||Feb 15th 2008, 02:34:15 pm|
|Fig Tree News Team||Renewable Energy Can Free the Bahamas
by Larry Smith
CAPE ELEUTHERA: It was a truly shocking experience.
Who would have thought that the head cheeses of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Kevin Basden and Fred Gottlieb, would be caught dead at a little out island gabfest on renewable energy?
"I really hope we can get renewables working for us," BEC chairman Gottlieb told the assembled experts and afficionados, "because I am tired of people calling me to complain about the fuel surcharge."
With oil prices now hovering around $100 a barrel, the world's heavily-polluting energy economy is finally beginning to shift gear, and the Bahamas - which imports all its fuel - must adapt or suffer the consequences. The good news is that the economic changes the experts were predicting for the long haul are happening a lot faster than we expected.
The setting for Mr Gottlieb's joke last week is a clear case in point. An American-owned school at Cape Eleuthera that is powered entirely by solar panels and a wind turbine, that recycles its own waste, grows its own food and builds with Casuarina lumber (these imported pine trees are an invasive weed).
And what, just a couple of years ago, might have been merely a gathering of starry-eyed green missionaries turned out to be more of a business meeting than you might think.
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