For reference, Volcanoes was the first tourism company to open in Rwanda post-conflict. Virunga Lodge is now a thriving Eco friendly property for visiting guests to enjoy during their trip while they track endangered mountain gorillas in nature.
This 67 square meters of bandas named Ibiyaga (lake) and Ibirunga (volcano) offer some spectacular nature views of Rwanda.
Each banda is complete with a stone fireplace, living room and private terrace, where guests can watch the sun set over the surrounding panoramas in the comfort of total seclusion.
Perched high on a ridge, offering breath-taking views of the Virunga Volcanoes and twin lakes, Virunga Lodge is the ultimate eco friendly luxury property for tracking the endangered mountain gorillas. The addition of the two new bandas – the Kinyarwanda named Ibiyaga (for lake) and Ibirunga (for volcano) brings the lodge’s total number of green living bandas to ten.
Praveen Moman, Founder of Volcanoes Safaris, commented on the anniversary:
“Celebrating the anniversary of the opening of Virunga Lodge is a very special milestone in the history of Volcanoes Safaris. When I first started looking for land to build a lodge here the country was very different, it was just coming out of conflict so slowly we built this very simple lodge in very difficult circumstances. And today, thanks to the staff who come from Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo – many of them displaced from regional conflict – we have a world class lodge. It’s humbling to see how the support we have had over the last ten plus years has produced this very unique property that offers not only the ultimate eco-luxury gorilla experience but also connects the guests to the conservation of the gorillas and the lives of the local communities.”
The organic design of the new Deluxe Bandas includes solar hot water and power.
As well, hand crafted furniture and lampshades, made by Volcanoes and other local craftsmen are mixed with the influence of local artists. This is used to finish the overall design of the newly constructed rooms but to reflect the rich history of the area.
A great place one day I hope to visit.
Expected to Reach USD 7,783.68 Million and 5,391.96 MW by 2023: Transparency Market Research
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GlobalData reports that the Feed-in Tariffs (FiT), quota obligations, capital grants, and subsidies, will be a significant factor in Europe’s renewable energy growth.
The European Union (EU) directive on renewable energy set a target for each state to increase its renewable energy share to 20% of total consumption by 2020.
Raina explains: “The National Renewable Energy Action Plan provides mandatory targets for each EU member state for the overall share of renewable sources in gross energy consumption, and is targeting a 10% share of renewables in transport by 2020.
“To achieve these goals, FiTs are being used to promote renewable energy in Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands and Turkey. Some European countries are also using quota obligations, premium tariffs, tax incentives, investment support, net metering, and green certificates.”
GlobalData also acknowledges Germany is the leader with over 40 percent of their energy is green.
“The main objectives of the EEG Act, which was amended in 2004, 2009 and 2011, have been to develop a sustainable energy supply at a reduced cost, protect the climate by reducing emissions, and promote renewables.”
Designing everything from driverless Uber-like systems to folding cars Scientist Kent Larson, is a world leader in the field of mechatronics, the fusion of computers, engineering, and robotics to get more living out of less space.
Larson and his team have designed “City Home,” a transformable apartment home that uses “architectural robotics” to make a small space function as a much larger home.
“I think the challenge is really public acceptance and education. People don’t like change.”
Check out Larson’s groundbreaking innovations in ‘Morph City’, the latest in POLITICO’s What Works: Urban Innovators video series.