The Energy of Orkney: Leading the Way in Island Innovation

November 10, 2021
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Date(s) - November 10, 2021
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Humanity is currently facing some of its greatest ever challenges through the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis is being played out against the backdrop of something that has much more serious consequences for our planet and for all of us – climate change.

We urgently need to change the way we live and work long term if we are to have any hope of turning the tide on global warming.

We already know that renewable energy holds the key to slowing the rate of climate change. Crucially, renewables also have the potential to drive the global economic recovery that’s now needed – and to do it sustainably.

In Orkney, we’ve been at the forefront of innovation in the energy sector for generations, working in harmony with our natural resources for thousands of years.

We’re a small community – seen as remote by some – but we punch well above our weight in the energy world.

Orkney’s reputation for excellence and innovation places us at the centre of the renewable energy industry. More marine energy devices have been tested here than anywhere else in the world, and with moves into low carbon technologies, battery storage solutions and a huge uptake of electric vehicles and charging points, it’s not just the fertile farmland of these islands that will be green for years to come.

We’re fiercely proud of our clean energy track record in Orkney, and our status as a global centre of excellence for renewables research, innovation and development, and as a living laboratory, but we don’t jealously guard our knowledge. We’ve achieved much, but it has all come through collaboration.

Now, as the world faces its greatest threat, we believe the Orkney way could hold the key to building a more sustainable future for humanity, while driving a green economic boom in the process.

Against the backdrop of COP26 and the world’s biggest climate change discussion, come and hear our story.

Register to attend here.

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