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'We can't stop using fossil fuels overnight'

Politicians on climate emergency transformation team speak out

Natural gas will still play a role in the Island's transition away from fossil fuels, according to politicians in the government's climate emergency transformation team.

Ralph Peake MHK and Jane Poole-Wilson MLC spoke after government announced it's seeking advice to 'explore and exploit' hydrocarbons from Manx territorial waters.

They're part of a team led by distinguished climate scientist Professor James Curran, who's due to produce a climate action plan for Tynwald by January 2020. 

Mrs Poole-Wilson says it would be very difficult to stop using fossil fuels 'overnight'.

The pair spoke to Local Democracy Reporter, Ewan Gawne.

You can listen to the full interview with Mrs Poole-Wilson and Mr Peake on the latest episode of Agenda, online via Spotify and the Manx Radio website.

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