These pages give you an overview of the energy activities and initiatives being carried out on the Isle of Man. You can find more about our specific climate change initiatives here.
Energy policy and climate change are directly linked and require effective coordination across many branches of Government. To facilitate this, the Council of Minister’s Environment and Infrastructure Committee (EIC) was created.
The role of the EIC is to ensure the Isle of Man’s policy on energy is sustainable for future generations. The three key aims are:
- To maintain the security of energy supply;
- To secure the efficient use of affordable energy and
- To minimise the impact of our energy use on the Environment.
Much has been achieved in recent years to ensure we use our environment sustainably. IoM Government has invested in our energy infrastructure, our commercial sector and our social and housing sectors to reduce our dependency on imported energy and to improve our economic competitiveness and this remains an on-going process.
The bottom line of these efforts so far has been an effective decoupling of our growth (GDP) from our CO2 emissions. In the period 1990 to 2006, the Isle of Man’s GDP increased by 230% with per capita CO2 emissions decreasing by 3%.
This is an almost unique achievement in the developed world and we are looking to do still better by positioning the Isle of Man as a centre of excellence for the low carbon and Clean-Technology sector!
The Isle of Man Marine Plan - The Isle of Man Marine Plan process aims to develop a stringent consenting regime which will maximize potential economic development opportunities through a sustainable approach to our marine environment. For more information click here.
For further assistance with regards to your Clean Tech business requirements or Isle of Man Energy Policy please contact Ken Milne – Senior Manager for Energy Policy on 44 (0)1624 687142 or email