The Government of Bermuda and Rocky Mountain Institute Embark on an Energy Transformation Project
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 14, 2018—Today, the Government of Bermuda Ministry of Home Affairs and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for two projects that aim to transform Bermuda’s transportation and energy sectors and reduce costs for citizens.
The first project will focus on developing a strategy for transitioning to an electric bus fleet that will lay the groundwork for a full transition of the transportation sector to electric vehicles. The second project will identify and prioritize renewable energy projects and look for ways to build a more resilient grid.
“The signing of this MOU marks the start of the Energy Transition Project in Bermuda—a project that seeks to fully transition Bermuda’s transportation sector and diversify the island’s electricity generation options. This is an exciting day for Bermuda. As this Government moves to transform the future of electricity and transportation in Bermuda to be more sustainable and efficient, I am encouraged by the possibilities that lie ahead,” said the Hon. Walter H. Roban, Bermuda minister of home affairs.
“We look forward to working with the Government of Bermuda on this monumental project, and we commend our partners for not only focusing on long-term energy planning, but also for taking steps to transition to a more reliable, cleaner and more efficient public transportation system,” said Justin Locke, islands program lead at RMI.
RMI serves as an independent energy advisor and has years of experience planning and implementing clean energy solutions. RMI receives generous support from Virgin Unite, the Global Environment Facility, the United Nations Development Programme and individual supporters.
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About Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)—an independent nonprofit founded in 1982—transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. It engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.