Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust, Scotland
Islanders doing it for themselves

If you don’t think you can really reduce your energy consumption, then go and talk to the Islanders of Eigg. By carefully managing their energy use, actively encouraging energy-saving in everyone’s daily life and generating 90% of electricity through renewable energy, the Islanders have cut their carbon by nearly 50%. As the Chair of the Island’s Green Team says, “in a community-led scheme like ours, people have more responsibility to save energy, but if it’s led by the government, people just leave it to the authorities.”

Download the full case study PDF for this project:

Download Case Study PDF
OWL electricity monitors allow households to keep an eye on how much power they are using, on the Isle of Eigg
Four 6kW wind turbines are connected to the electricity grid on the Isle of Eigg
Solar photovoltaic panels generate electricity on the Isle of Eigg
Lucy Conway
Chair of Eigg Green Team
Isle of Eigg
United Kingdom