According to page 23 of the Carbon Neutral Strategy on gov.je suggests that most of our energy is imported from France. 70 percent of this is nuclear energy and 30 percent is from the tidal barrage at La Rance.
In conjunction with Pathway 2050 (another document on gov.je) it states that tidal energy has been studied in accordance with the energy our tides could provide. It is apparently not commercially viable. However they are still studying the wind power through Jersey Met. There has been no mention of the possibility of wind turbines recently.
Perhaps the government could outline the results of research into viability of wind turbines, in accordance with the good work already done by using French energy from La Rance.
Why the contribution is important
According to previous government research on tidal energy it has been ruled out for use in Jersey due to not being 'commercially viable'.
We need the results of the proposed wind energy research which was being conducted at the same time and until this day.
30 percent of our imported energy is provided by tidal energy at the barrage La Rance.
Since 1990 our negative climate impact has decreased as per the graph shown on pg23 of the Carbon Neutral Strategy. It is still decreasing and we need to continue minimizing our carbon emissions. There is much work to be done.
Jersey could use (unknown if we could produce)100 percent renewable energy if the right plans are put in place.
Please comment with your further knowledge!
by Aprilf91 on February 02, 2021 at 05:50PM