Northern Ireland’s Rathlin Island heading for carbon neutrality by 2030

Northern Ireland’s remote Rathlin Island has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030.

The island, which is currently home to 150 inhabitants, has only been connected to the electricity grid since 2007.

The residents of the island, which lies nine kilometres off the coast of Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal Route, aim to produce their own wind and wave energy by 2030, hoping to show that carbon neutrality can be achieved quickly.

The islanders believe that if carbon neutrality can be achieved at this remote location, then it can be achieved anywhere, and well ahead of targets set in both the UK and Ireland.

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Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. 


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