Monday, 10 December 2012

Grid getting by on Grass?

'Residents of St. Croix, the largest of the US Virgin Islands, will soon see their electricity coming from a novel source - towering fields of grass. 1,000 acres on the wetter west side of the Caribbean island have already been sown with Giant King Grass, a proprietary variety of tall-growing elephant grass that will be harvested to feed an anaerobic digester. The digester will produce bio-gas that will, in turn, power a 6MW turbine.'

Read more at new post on Hot House Islands:

Virgin Islands break Ground on Power-from-Grass Project



Thursday, 6 December 2012

Little island has big EV plans..

"Island grids may increasingly be coursing with greener, cleaner electricity but power generation isn't the only source of planet-warming emissions. Globally, nearly a fifth of CO2 emissions come from cars, vans and trucks plying the roads. So if the target is zero emissions, then a solution needs to be found for road transport.

And the Spanish island of El Hierro has just such a plan - taking all of its 6,000 cars over to the electric side of the road...

New post on HotHouse Islands:

Canary Island, El Hierro, plans for 100% EV goal