News of the month.
The Youth Hostel Association has
recently joined up with other organizations, hotels and tourist guesthouses
and the like, in an aim to "become more sustainable".
sponsored by the European Union is aiming to support and encourage such
enterprises and businesses to become greener and more sustainable, using
energy efficient technology and renewable energy like Solar PV.
is titled "REST" (Renewable
Energy and Sustainable Tourism). And in Green Isp,s opinion is more than
overdue and highly praised. But is it just piecemeal? Hopefully not,
because it could set a trend in sustainable Tourism across the globe.
Green ISP we believe that the tourist industry in the whole should be
taking a far more forward thinking lead in sustainable practiced in general,
as for example the airline industry, which carries millions of people
on holiday every year is totally unsustainable and one of the most polluting
industries in the tourist trade.
For more info on this see:
Shell's reserves lower than thought.
Shell, one of the worlds largest oil companies ( top 5) has announced
that it believes it's oil reserves are a lot less than the had previously
Shell now estimates it's proved reserves of oil and gas at 20%
lower than previously thought, and is expected to announce its reserves
have shrunk from 19bn barrels to just 15bn at its annual review sometime
This means that there is now enough oil and gas in Shell's
reserves to last just another 10 years, this really has come as a shock
to a lot of analysts and experts, especially as Shell are world's third-largest
listed oil company.
This really does make very clear the need for a more
sustainable and renewable energy policy throughout the world especially
in countries like the UK and the United States, which rely heavily on
oil and gas for the strength of their economy.
This has now prompted ratings
agencies to scrutinize the other top leading oil companies like BP, ExxonMobil
and ChevronTexaco in a hope that they will disclose details and information
on fields they class as proved reserves.
All we can do is wail and see.
Watch this space for more info.
Here comes the renewable and sustainable revolution