December 19th, 2011 by Richard Lord
His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor of Guernsey, Air Marshal Peter Walker, as Patron of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce, presented to Shelaine Green, Chair of Guernsey Disability Alliance, the proceeds of the fund raising. Continue reading
December 18th, 2011 by Richard Lord
According to a press release in early October 2011, the Renault Twizy Colour electric vehicle will be launched in the UK in March 2012 with a price of £6690. Customers will also have to hire the battery for £40 per month, which includes VAT.
There will be two other models, the Twizy Urban and Twizy Technic, which will be priced at £6950.
The Renault Twizy Colour will charge fully in 3 1/2 hours and have a driving range of 60 miles. Continue reading
December 18th, 2011 by Ford Motor Company
News from the USA that Ford Motor Company’s Michigan Assembly Plant is starting production of the 2012 Focus Electric, expected to be the first five-passenger, all-electric car to achieve more than a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel efficiency rating.
December 18th, 2011 by Centre of Refurbishment Excellence
Thousands of UK construction trainees are set to benefit from a new national centre for sustainable building skills launched in Stoke-on-Trent.
Built at a cost of £11.4 million, CoRE, in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, will take trainees from across the UK. Continue reading
December 17th, 2011 by Energy Saving Trust
LEDs can lighten the gloom in social housing and bring about significant reductions in energy and maintenance costs, according to an Energy Saving Trust field trial of over 4,000 light fittings in England.
December 16th, 2011 by States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department
Commerce and Employment, under a subgroup called the “Renewable Energy Team” (RET), has the remit to progress Guernsey’s potential to develop local renewable energy supplies. This covers all large-scale renewable projects in the marine environment (not smaller projects or on land) and it is investigating all forms of marine renewable including tidal, wave and wind power.
RET will now be assisted on an informal basis by two senior members of Guernsey Electricity Ltd’s board who will complement RET’s existing members which include deputies, senior civil servants and independent advisors, including one from Sark. Continue reading
December 16th, 2011 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.
Guernsey Electricity installed a new set of lights in the centre’s lounge, kitchen and office area along with a number of electrical sockets for computers and a large television in the hall. Continue reading
December 15th, 2011 by Insurance Corporation
There is to be a different emphasis to the 2012 Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards which launched on 12 December 2011.
Environmentalists and eco-friendly gardeners will again have the chance to win £2,000 and schools could earn £1000 in funding if their entries are successful in the competition which has been running in the Channel Islands for 22 years. Continue reading
December 15th, 2011 by Richard Lord
A couple of years ago members of the Guernsey broadcast media joked on air that electric cars would struggle up Val des Terres.
Driving the electric motor powered Peugeot iOn up Val des Terres banishes all thoughts that a vehicle like this would struggle up any of Guernsey’s steep hills.
The Peugeot iOn accelerates smoothly, powerfully and effortlessly up Val des Terres. Continue reading
December 15th, 2011 by Events
The film is being shown at 2030 EST (US eastern seaboard time zone) on 18 December 2011. Continue reading