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Clean energy vision to clean energy action

Clean energy vision to clean energy action

The Clean energy for EU islands secretariat, an initiative of the European Commission, is the central platform for the clean energy transition of the more than 2,200 inhabited European islands. Despite having access to renewable sources of energy, such as wind and wave energy, many of them depend on expensive fossil fuel imports for their energy supply. The Islands secretariat’s website acts as a centre to showcase best island practices. It informs about policy and regulatory issues for Europe’s island communities and provides dedicated advice for capacity building and clean energy transitioning.

The aim of the third phase of the CE4EUI secretariat is to provide technical support to 30 islands or groups of islands for three years, to propel them towards the ambitious target of achieving complete energy independence through 100% renewable sources by 2030. The Secretariat is assisting EU islands in devising, preparing, and implementing decarbonisation plans for their energy systems and will strive to extend technical and organisational support to ensurcomprehensive guidance in this journey. You can find all the selected islands here on our website Islands | Clean energy for EU islands ( and a news item about the call here

Clean energy for EU islands community

Islands all over Europe are accelerating their clean energy transition, and their stories are truly inspiring! The Clean energy for EU islands secretariat supports Europe’s islands in their journey with technical support, capacity-building activities and networking opportunities.

Check out our interactive map below to learn more about how the EU's pioneering islands are working with all stakeholders in their communities to advance renewable energy production, energy efficiency, clean transport solutions among others, and how this enables the islands to create diverse and prosperous local economies and healthy communities.

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