January 31st, 2012 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Energy storage has long been regarded as a transforming technology for the future, enabling the better integration of intermittent renewable electricity such as wind and solar power, without requiring more high-cost peaking capacity.
A report published to clients by analysis company Bloomberg New Energy Finance has found that the breakthrough for storage could be closer than previously thought – thanks in large part to an expected drop in battery prices over the coming few years. Continue reading
January 30th, 2012 by Guernsey Mind
There will be teams of six people and the cost is £10 per head. Continue reading
January 30th, 2012 by Events
12 February 2012
WildGuernsey at Pouquelaie Vinery, Rocquaine Road, St Pierre du Bois, Guernsey offers an ‘Introduction to WildFood Foraging‘ on Sunday 12 February 2012 from 1 pm to 4 pm. The £30 course includes tapas.
11 March 2012 Continue reading
January 30th, 2012 by Drug and Alcohol Strategy
More offenders will be able to benefit from help and support from the Criminal Justice Alcohol Service (CJAS) from the start of 2012 thanks to new funding from the Lloyds TSB Foundation for the Channel Islands.
The funding from both sources will go towards the salary of, at present, a part-time worker over three years from 2012 to 2014. This means that the service will expand from 18 hours a week to become a full-time service. Continue reading
January 29th, 2012 by University College Dublin
Microplastic, polyester and acrylic particles of less than one millimetre in size, released from synthetic fabrics during machine washing, is contaminating the world’s shorelines.
According to a study led by Dr Mark Anthony Browne now with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) in Santa Barbara, California, over 1,900 fibres can wash off a single piece of clothing during a machine wash cycle and end up on the shoreline. Continue reading
January 29th, 2012 by UC Santa Barbara
Might a penguin’s next meal be affected by your car exhaust?
The answer may be yes, when you add your exhaust fumes to the total amount of carbon dioxide lofted into the atmosphere by humans since the start of the industrial revolution.
One-third of that carbon dioxide is absorbed by the world’s oceans, making them more acidic and affecting marine life.
A UC Santa Barbara marine scientist and a team of 18 other researchers have reported results of the broadest worldwide study of ocean acidification to date. Continue reading
January 27th, 2012 by Richard Lord
Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison searched the intertidal area around Lihou Island off Guernsey’s west coast for the ormer, Haliotis tuberculata, which is a large marine snail that is a culinary delicacy. Continue reading
January 27th, 2012 by Events
The workshop takes place at St James, St Peter Port, Guernsey from 9 am to 5 pm. The cost is £495.
This Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited award is designed for all those involved in the development and implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities within their organisation.
Upon completion of the day long workshop delegates will be able to:
Upon completion of this workshop, delegates will receive a certificated award from CMI and membership to the Institute for one year.
To find out more about this workshop, or to reserve a place please contact the administration team at enquiries @cisa.gg or call 01481 244904
January 27th, 2012 by Living Streets Guernsey
Living Streets Guernsey has expanded their collection of very popular Guernsey country walks greeting cards with the addition of five more each showing a map of a rural walk with a photograph taken along the route. Continue reading
January 27th, 2012 by Nature
The impact of dwindling oil supplies on the economy is a persuasive argument for shifting away from fossil fuels, write Professor James Murray and Sir David King in a Comment piece in Nature published on 26 January 2012.
There was a ‘tipping point’ for oil in 2005. Before then, Continue reading