Sustainable energy experts host green transition courses & workshops | Nov 2022

Charity builds on success of recent international Low-Carbon Island conference

Date: Thursday 10 November 2022


ESC team members (left to right) John Boucher, Ralph Peake and Dr Dave Quirk.

Four educational events this month offer a chance to learn about the path to net zero emissions from leading scientists.

The events – all at The Comis Hotel – are being organised by the Energy & Sustainability Centre Isle of Man (ESC) which is an independent, not-for-profit NGO supported by Zurich on the Isle of Man, KPMG and The Peel Group.

The first course, titled ‘Climate Change and Emissions - What’s the Deal?’ is on Tuesday 15th November from 9.30am to 4pm, sponsored by the Manx Lottery Trust. The interactive and informal format offers a chance to learn about what lies behind national climate change commitments.

Three of the key speakers at ESC’s recent low-carbon future conference are, left to right, Professor James Curran, Professor Henrik Lund and ESC Director Ralph Peake.

On Wednesday 16th November there are two workshops. The first one from 9.30am to noon will present the highlights from the Low-Carbon Island conference for those who missed the expert presentations from Denmark, Faroe Islands, UK and Isle of Man, specifically on practical steps to achieve self-sufficiency in renewable energy.  The second workshop is from 1pm to 4.30pm for corporate ticket holders from the conference where the outcomes and action points will be discussed and then documented to assist decision-makers in facilitating the green transition. 

Finally, on Friday 18th November (9.30am to 4pm) there is an ‘Energy Transition Basics’ course, also sponsored by the Manx Lottery Trust, which will explain the options available for the Island to shift from fossil fuels to low-carbon, sustainable forms of power.

For full details about all four events – and to find the links to book tickets – go to

ESC’s aim is to help maximise the economic and environmental benefit of the green transition to the Isle of Man through collaborative research, focused training and objective advice. It is run by its founders, former MHK Ralph Peake; earth scientist and Chair of the Manx Geological Survey, Dr Dave Quirk; and sustainability specialist John Boucher.

ESC welcomes new sponsors and is happy to discuss the benefits that businesses can gain from supporting the charity’s mission of promoting engagement & collaboration between the public and private sectors to optimise the path to net zero emissions. To learn more, please email

ESC has recently released two animated ‘Green Energy Island’ videos showing what the Island’s low-carbon future could look like, with the production sponsored by Zurich on the Isle of Man. Click here for YouTube links to both videos.