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Island could have 'very positive story to tell' on climate change

Climate expert attends renewable energy conference

The Isle of Man could have a ‘very positive story to tell’ about building a low carbon economy in years to come.

That’s the message from climate change expert Professor James Curran who yesterday attended an international conference, held in Santon, which focused on renewable energy.

He was joined by experts from the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Norway and Faroe Islands.

The conference – organised by the Energy and Sustainability Centre Isle of Man - looked at renewable energy, energy security and how this could help achieve net-zero targets.

Ralph Peake is a director of the ESC and believes the Island’s business community is leading the way on climate action:

Professor Henrik Lund also attended the conference.

He says the Isle of Man could learn lessons from other countries on how to harness renewable energy effectively.

One example is district heating in Denmark - which is not a new technology - and can actually be traced all the way back to the Roman empire.

He told Manx Radio we should look into recycling our heat here:

Professor Curran was the man tasked with advising the Manx Government on climate change three years ago.

He says we should invest in 'nature-based solutions' to tackle climate change in the years to come:

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