Energy self-sufficiency plan for Isle of Wight revealed

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Plans to make the Isle of Wight the UK's first energy self-sufficient and carbon neutral region by 2020 have been revealed at Westminster.

The 23-mile (37km) long and 13-mile (21km) wide island, with a population of 142,500, currently draws 600GWh of electricity from the mainland.

EcoIsland, the organisation behind the scheme, has revealed plans for a waste-to-energy plant and to harness tidal and geothermal power.

The plans also aim to cut landfill to zero and to stop waste being transported off the island.

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