The small island that aims to be carbon free by the end of the decade

The remote island of Rathlin, in Northern Ireland, aims to become the first carbon free island by the end of the decade.

The island is located nine kilometers off the coast of Northern Ireland and has only been connected to the electricity grid since 2007.

About 150 people live on the island and aim to produce their own wind and wave power before 2030. They hope to show that carbon neutrality can be achieved quickly.

“There are great possibilities now with hydrogen powered ferries and we can produce hydrogen on Rathlin”, said Michael Cecil, president of the Rathlin Development and Community Association.

Islanders believe that if carbon neutrality can be achieved in this remote location, then it can be achieved anywhere and well ahead of the targets set in both the UK and Ireland. And they are absolutely right.

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