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Turbine network offers exciting opportunities

Love it or loathe it, the wind could be worth a fortune to the Isle of Man.

Environment Minister Phil Gawne says plans to produce a transmission network across the Irish Sea could have two effects.

Connecting wind turbines to a grid would help increase the use of renewable energy, but it could also mean millions of pounds in rent income for the Island.

Mr Gawne recently attended a conference in Glasgow on the huge potential of the proposed network, which would connect power sources in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

He says there are significant opportunities for the Isle of Man:

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