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;
- secure the efficient use of affordable energy and
- 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.
A Report by the Council of Ministers on the Strategy for Offshore Energy Production was published April 2014 to outline the strategy for Renewable Energy and Hydrocarbons.