The mission of this working group is to focus on discussions about energy.

Biofuels and the Problem of Tropical Islands, part I of II

Image: Growing new forests - April 29th, 2013 - Jim Lane

Few places are as long on beauty yet short on energy as a tropical island.

Geology denies them fossil fuels for cheap fuel, powerful export incomes, or fertilizers. Heavy rainfall brings them thin soils better suited to growing wood than staple crops.


Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods

Submitted by Samuel Bendett - September, 2012


Haiti - FLASH : EDH (Electricité d'Haïti), 30 Circuits of 32 Out of Service - August 25, 2012

The Directorate General of the Electricity of Haiti EDH) informs the population that due to the passage of Isaac, 30 circuits of the metropolitan area, on 32 were taken out of the network, pending the inspection of technical teams dispatched on the ground.

At the same time, 8 teams visit each circuit, to find anomalies and remedy before restoring power.

iCan Webber Conversion - Make Charcoal, Don't Burn It!

submitted by Jock Gill

June 25, 2012

The following photos will show the basics of converting a conventional Weber charcoal grill to carbon negative cooking. The resulting Biochar might well be added to your compost and thus link cooking with growing.

iCan Webber Conversion (6 page .PDF file) - (SEE LINK BELOW)

SBI Bulletin: Waste to Energy Technologies, Market Size and Growth: 2006-2021

submitted by Albert Gomez - April 30, 2012 - SKU: SB3871496


Haitian Waste-to-Energy Project to Fall Short of Waste Requirements?

Waste collection remains a major issue in Haiti. The responsible collection of municipal solid waste could increase public health and provide the country with another source of energy (Source: Worldwatch Institute). - Xing Fu-Bertaux and Matt Lucky - June 1, 2012

CHIBAS Research Center

Fueled by Municipal Solid Waste - International Electric Power Introduces PROJECT PHOENIX - May 7, 2012

Port au Prince, HAITI

New Range Power

submitted by Jerome Peloquin

New Range Power is a global Engineering, Procurement and Construction firm committed to bringing cost effective renewable energy to the world. Our engineers collaborate with the brightest minds on the planet to constantly push the envelope of renewable technology. Opening our minds to future technologies while remembering the lessons of the past, we create robust affordable solutions giving you the competitive edge.

Chinese Biogas Energy Plants (Bio Digesters)

submitted by Albert Gomez

Chinese Biogas Energy Plants (Bio Digesters)

Video - TEDx - Daniel Schnitzer: Inventing is the Easy Part

Micama Soley

On Apr 1, 2012, at 8:15 AM, judy foster wrote:

We bought all the water purifiers at this
company in Carrefour and we are purchasing solar lighting here,it is
at a resonable price and not difficult to deal with
Thanks Judy

President Clinton Visits SELF's Newest Solar Installations

submitted by Jerome Peloquin

A Box Full of Light Saves Lives

Solar panels, lights, and battery chargers. All that's needed to give doctors and patients a chance when the power goes out. Photo/We Care Solar

cbcradio - February 29, 2012

They were in the middle of surgery again when the power went out in the Nigerian operating room.

Luckily, a visiting American doctor had a flashlight.

But Laura Stachel figured there had to be a way around the recurring problem.

Are We Pursuing “Sustainable Development” Unsustainably?

submitted by Janine Rees

by Stephen Lacey - - January 15, 2012

This week marked the two-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti that killed 300,000 people, displaced 1.5 million people, and crippled already-crumbling infrastructure.

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