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Energy Projects

The Isle of Man and Isle of Man Government use a lot of energy every year. Within Government, we are committed to improving our energy efficiency and reducing our overall energy use. Between 2008 and 2016 the Energy Initiatives Capital Fund was utilised to finance Invest-to-Save energy and sustainability projects, a selection of which are shown on the list to the right.

Heating Fuel

Cost per Useful in pence/kWh -2017

Elec Off peak

18.77

Comfy Heat Elec - peak

19.87

Gas (inc St. Charge)

8.55

Heating Oil

5.18

Air Source HP (composite)

4.83

House Coal

7.54

Woodchip

4

The AEA Report confirmed that the first priority is always energy efficiency. Biomass (woodchip) was highlighted as a very attractive option for the Isle of Man to supply renewable heat.

The table above shows the relative prices of Isle of Man heating fuels for January 2017. Wood heating is a very cost-effective source of energy. The first Government building to utilise a wood chip boiler was the Headquarters of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture in St. John’s. Future buildings suitable for wood chip boilers include sheltered housing schemes, swimming pools, large schools and offices. Heat from wood fuel, burned in special biomass boilers, is environmentally friendly and low carbon because the Island’s plantations are managed and replanted, so there will always be more trees to replace those harvested.

In June 2016, Tynwald adopted an ambitious target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 80% by 2050 in the Climate Change Mitigation Strategy

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