Isle of Man looks to cleantech
The Isle of Man Government has held a discussion on the island’s clean technology opportunities.
Member for economic development, Laurence Skelly MHK, said, “We own 12 miles straight out into the Irish Sea. That’s 87% our territory. We want to know is that a resource?”
The island currently receives a lot of its power via the Isle of Man to England Interconnector – the world’s longest submarine AC cable – but proposals were raised at the round-table discussion about installing another cable purely for renewables.
The plans could see the island, which covers just 221 square miles and is home to around 85,000 people, converted into a renewable energy innovator overnight—something that would benefit its economy hugely.
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