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Menorca publishes its 2030 energy transition roadmap

Among the 26 islands and archipelagos selected by the European Commission for the Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative, Menorca was the first to publish its energy transition roadmap earlier this week: the Menorca 2030 Strategy.

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Secretariat visits Italian islands

Last week, members from the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat visited Sicily and pilot island Salina to establish and strengthen their contacts in the region. During the visit, they...

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Project for energy innovation on EU islands kicks off in Brussels

On 11 April, the EU-funded Horizon2020 project INSULAE started its activities with a kick-off meeting in Brussels. The project aims to maximise the impact of innovative energy approaches on EU islands, with the ultimate objective to drive decarbonisation and improve life on these islands.

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Meet Finnish clean energy island Kökar

Kökar is an island of opposites with a long history of citizen engagement in the field of sustainability. Building on its pioneering activities, Kökar will work with the Secretariat to push its clean energy transition even further. Learn more about the island's story here!

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Palma City Council sets up municipal energy distributor

On 28 March, the Palma City Council on the island of Mallorca approved a proposal to create a municipal public energy distributor, with the objective to promote municipal energy sovereignty, increase the penetration of renewable energy, and reduce CO2 emissions.

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Secretariat meets local stakeholders on La Palma

From 29 March to 2 April, representatives of the EU Islands Secretariat visited pilot island La Palma. The island, in all its diversity, offers several opportunities for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

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EU project tests hydrogen as flexible local energy solution

Looking at creative clean energy solutions for EU islands, the EU-funded project BIG HIT aims to demonstrate the use of hydrogen as a flexible local energy store and vector, transporting hydrogen by tube trailer to the mainland near the Scottish island of Orkney.

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First Secretariat workshop held in Croatia

On 8-9 March, Croatian islands from all parts of the coastline took a first active step in advancing their clean energy transition with the involvement of local authorities, citizens, local businesses and academia.

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Capacity-building workshop in Greece

On 5 April 2019, Greek island stakeholders will have an opportunity to learn about the clean energy transition, and strengthen their collaboration on the subject.

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Secretariat launches survey to assess EU islands' needs

With EU islands playing an increasingly important role in Europe's clean energy transition, it is becoming ever more crucial to understand the current challenges island communities are facing in this context.

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3rd Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum

The 3rd Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum will focus on practical steps towards the decarbonisation of EU islands, including technological solutions and stakeholder engagement techniques.

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Capacity-building workshop for Croatian islands

On 8-9 March 2019, the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat will organise a two-day workshop and roundtable discussions on the islands of Cres and Lošinj. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about climate change, the clean energy transition, financing solutions and innovative technologies.

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26 islands launch clean energy transition with EU Islands Secretariat support

26 European islands have officially launched their clean energy transition with the support of the European Commission’s Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat. 6 islands will develop and publish their clean energy transition agendas by summer 2019, the other 20 islands will do so by summer 2020.

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Balearic Islands approve climate change law

On 12 February 2019, the Balearic Islands approved a new climate change law that requires their energy to be sourced entirely from renewable resources by 2050. The law includes a phase-out of a coal power plant located on Mallorca by 2025, and foresees climate and energy plans with binding targets for companies and municipalities.

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Events

Welcome to the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat’s events page. You'll find up-to-date information on upcoming workshops, Forum’s, technical fairs, webinars and other events around the clean energy transition...

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2nd Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum

Set on the beautiful island of Lanzarote, the 2nd Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum helped create a better understanding of and between the various actors of the clean energy transition on Europe’s islands, and their ambitions.