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Guidebook |
Island Guide to clean energy transition research

This document provides an overview of open-access research relevant to the clean energy transition, with a specific focus on islands. Highlighting a number of technologies and transition approaches to advance...

Guidebook |
Quick-reference guide on financing

In this guide you will receive a short introduction to the general potential barriers and possibilities for the financing of decarbonisation plans.

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Islands Playbook

The Islands Playbook provides an action-oriented guide to successfully initiating, planning, and completing a transition to an energy system that primarily relies on local resources to eliminate a dependence on one or two imported fuels. Published by the Energy Transition Initiative, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy‘s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Study Report |
How to achieve 100% renewable energy

This policy handbook takes a closer look at these early pioneers to provide inspiration and concrete examples to other jurisdictions that are aiming to embark on the clean energy transition. Published by the World Future Council.

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Transition management in the urban context

This manual offers an introduction to transition management, illustrated by the experiences in five different urban contexts. It provides food for thought on key aspects to take into account when starting a clean energy transition in an urban context. Published by the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions.

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Smart islands projects and strategies

A documentation of smart projects and strategies implemented by 35 European islands and showcased during the 1st Smart Islands Forum, 21-22 June 2016 in Athens. Published by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

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Renewable Microgrids

Profiles from islands and remote communities across the globe. The pathways pursued by islands and remote communities to develop renewable microgrids provide examples of how communities might embark on a similar transition. Published by the Rocky Mountain Institute/Carbon War Room.

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Case study report Denmark

First findings from the Danish research project “Match” under the ERA-NET Smart Grid program, based on case studies from the 3 Danish Islands; Fur, Samsø and Als.

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Water saving challenge - a smart guide to water management

Water management often makes up a large portion of the emissions on islands and hence plays an important role in the decarbonisation process. During a study in 2017, a group of eight European islands discovered that it is possible to cut their freshwater consumption by 10 to 55 percent.

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Self-consumption guide

This Guide describes the steps necessary for the processing of electricity generation facilities both for individual self-consumption facilities, as well as for installations in collective self-consumption. Published by the Institute for Energy Diversification and Energy Efficiency (IDAE), Spain.

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Energy Academy 2020

The Energy Academy 2020 is an e-learning programme aiming to improve European island communities and administrations’ capacity with the view to assist them start, complete or revise their sustainable energy plan for decreasing their dependency on fossil fuels and reduce their CO2 emissions in a way that brings benefits for the island.

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The Covenant Community and the Covenant of Mayors Office

The support section of the Covenant of Mayors consists of inspirations ranging from stakeholder engagement to technical examples of project implementation, as well as emission inventory guidance for developing your decarbonisation plan.

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Community Energy - Broadening the Ownership of Renewables

A short introduction to the concept of community energy projects, with benefits, challenges and actions to promote community-owned projects. Helpful especially for municipalities wishing to engage their citizens in renewable energy projects. Published by IRENA Coalition for Action.

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Island Self-Assessment Matrix

Make your own assessment of the current situation on the island using the Secretariat’s self-assessment matrix. Check out our introduction video to learn more!