The inaugural Clean Energy for EU Islands forum will take place on 22 September in Chania, Crete. It will mark the launch of the Clean Energy for All European Islands Initiative. This aims to help the EU's islands reduce their high energy costs, reinforce energy security, boost renewables uptake, and use more innovative energy technologies. More details about the event can be found here and you can send email enquiries to ENER-B-ISLANDS-INITIATIVE@ec.europa.eu.
The forum will feature two roundtable discussions showcasing current best practices and new projects in the areas of renewables, research and innovation, and energy efficiency. Speakers will include the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, and the European Commission's Director-General for Energy, Dominique Ristori. There will also be sessions on decarbonising the EU's islands and finance issues related to this.