Clean energy for EU islands Energy Academy - Croatia Edition (17/06/2021)
If you missed our second Energy Academy focusing on Croatian islands on October 21-22 you can catch up with our recording on the various sessions covering topics like the Croatian national Energy and Climate Change Plan, Recovery Fund and new legislation on the energy market.
Island Innovation Awards 2021 – Dedicated to Islanders Driving Positive Change (17/06/2021)
You can now apply for the Island Innovation Awards 2021 until November 05, 2021!
What are the awards about? Who can apply?
Island Marketplace Introduction Event – A Summary (11/08/2021)
The financial team of the EU islands secretariat has has introduced the concept and aims of the newly established Island Marketplace in an online event. You can catch up with the recording here.
Islands at COP26 (01/11/2021)
During COP26, Island Innovation is going to present an “Island Space” where they will share key insights and developments related to remote, rural and island communities. Through their global network, they will help to connect the COP26 conversation to a truly global audience!
Phasing out or phasing down?
Enlit Europe (14/10/2021)
Enlit Europe will take place in Milan from November 30 to December 02, 2021. There is the opportunity to meet industry experts in clean energy, listen to discussions on new technologies, and connect with EU projects exhibiting at the event.
Barriers? What Barriers? (21/10/2021)
The Clean energy for EU islands secretariat focuses on legal and regulatory barriers that EU islands face in energy transition and implementation of clean energy projects. The regulatory analysis aims to understand the current state of things, including main barriers and propose potential solutions to accelerate the energy transition.
The Technology Solutions Booklet (21/10/2021)
This Technology solutions booklet provides an overview of energy technologies that are currently commercially available for islands to advance in their clean energy transition. Technologies are grouped per sector: electricity, heating and cooling, transport, and storage.
Explore, Shape & Act: The Story (21/10/2021)
Remember our two girls Sophie and Anna? From the solar farm that they passed to Sophie’s grandma, it was not a long way to cycle. Anna was surprised when she saw the house. Yes, it was old, but Sophie’s grandma had it retrofitted with new windows, solar panels on the roof and insulated to make it cosy in the winter and not too hot in the summer. Grandma lives alone in her house and she proudly shows the girls all the things she has done to make her home more environmentally friendly.
Oh, we nearly forgot to mention that Anna and Sophie already met some of grandma’s neighbours who were visiting at the same time to discuss an important issue!
Stay tuned for the next episode!
Greek Islands Present their Clean Energy Transition (21/10/2021)
An engaging regional meeting was held digitally on September 30, regarding the clean energy transition of Greek islands, organised by the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources & Saving (CRES) and within the framework of the Clean energy for EU islands initiative.
Municipality Schiermonnikoog Visits Samsø Energy Academy (21/10/2021)
The municipality of Schiermonnikoog is the smallest island of the Dutch Wadden Islands. It is located in the North Sea and has less than 1000 inhabitants. Even though the island is small, the people have big dreams about a sustainable future.
The Ecosystemic Transition Unit (21/10/2021)
The Ecosystemic Transition Unit (ETU) was developed by the Interreg MED Renewable Energy community. It is a multilevel governance model that acts as a roadmap for municipalities in rural and island areas to join the clean energy transition.
The Second European Island Facitlity NESOI Call Open (21/10/2021)
NESOI is happy to announce its second open call for proposals next October 29, 2021. This is just around the corner, so there are a series of webinars where you will be able to learn all the details and requirements of this call.
LIFE Clean Energy Transition Sub-Programme – Funding Available (21/10/2021)
Building on the success of the Intelligent Energy Europe (2003-2013) and Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency (2014-2020) programmes, the LIFE Clean Energy Transition sub-programme continues to support the delivery of EU policies in the field of sustainable energy.
Greetings from the Islands - Here Are the Winners! (26/10/2021)
After receiving many beautiful submissions from islands all over Europe, the Clean energy for EU islands secretariat has chosen the winners of the Call for Postcards "Greetings from the Islands".
19th European Week of Regions and Cities (27/10/2021)
The Clean energy for EU islands secretariat participated in the European Week of Regions and Cities 2021 with a jointly organised workshop on clean energy transition on EU islands. Check out the recording now.
Welcome to Chios (29/10/2021)
Within the framework of the Clean energy for EU islands program, the Municipality of Chios Island in Greece and CRES are organising, on the 9th of November, the 1st online workshop on the way to create and implement the Clean Energy Transition Agenda for Chios island.
Explore: Sign the Pledge! It is available in 8 languages now (02/06/2021)
The Clean energy for EU islands secretariat has published the Island Clean Energy Transition Pledge in eight languages. It is now available for download in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Croatian, and Greek.
Explore & Shape: The ISLANDER project and its demonstration site on Borkum (08/06/2021)
ISLANDER started in October 2020 and goes one step further, paving the way for the full decarbonisation of EU islands' energy systems by demonstrating smart grid solutions combining renewable energy production with storage technologies in real-life settings.
Explore, Shape & Act: NESOI report - Critical Technologies for Islands' Energy Transition (08/06/2021)
After last year's co-creation survey conducted by NESOI, islands began to carry out technology scouting to identify the critical technologies that could boost the energy transition in islands.
Explore: Citizen's Energy Forum (08/12/2021)
The European Commission is organising the 2021 edition of the Citizen’s energy forum as a “hybrid” event, both on-site and virtual, considering the uncertainty of travel due to COVID and to open up for a larger participation.
Act: Webinar - Welcome to the Island Marketplace (17/06/2021)
The EU Islands Marketplace aims to bring together island communities, project developers, technology providers, investors, and financiers to support the implementation of clean energy projects on islands.
Explore & Shape: Welcome to the Think Tank! (17/06/2021)
The Clean energy for EU islands Secretariat has four main responsibilities. It aims to create a community of islands, provide a marketplace, provide technical support to islands, and analyse the legal and regulatory aspects that are important for islands in transition.
Explore: Postcard call (17/06/2021)
The Clean energy for EU islands secretariat is releasing a call for postcards: Greetings from the islands as a photo challenge! This year, there will be three calls for postcards in total. Send us your photos from an EU island that is pursuing its clean energy transition.
Explore: Three islands receive EU RESponsible Island Prize for local renewable energy transition (17/06/2021)
On 24 June, the Commission announced that the Danish Island of Ærø is the winner of the 2020 edition of the EU RESponsible Island Prize. Ærø won the title in recognition for its innovative energy solutions and contribution to a sustainable Europe.
Explore: The European "BAoBaB" Project in Pantelleria - Development of innovative Batteries for sustainable Electricity Storage (17/06/2021)
The "BaoBaB" technology is based on the use of highly engineered membranes, which are able to convert a salt solution into acid-base solutions.
Explore & Shape: E-mobility on islands (17/06/2021)
The future is here. Electric vehicles have arrived, and we are looking into mobility based on electrons instead of fossil fuels. So far so good! But how do we ensure that we also can be safe driving from A to B and still have power in the batteries?
Explore & Shape: LINCC to organise the first Citizens' Climate Assembly on the Balearic Islands (17/06/2021)
The Clean energy for EU islands secretariat is strongly focussing on citizen engagement to foster the clean energy transition of EU islands. This engagement can take various shapes such as Citizens' Climate Assemblies or Energy Communities.
Explore & Shape: Explore the future of European energy (17/06/2021)
The Joint Research Center of the European Commission has developed an online tool to explore the energy options we have for a more sustainable future! It shows how much energy is consumed in the industry, buildings, and transport sectors and can also be used to compare future scenarios.
Explore & Shape: REIS Platform, a new Climate Service available for Islands (17/06/2021)
TIDES offers a new climate service, materialised in an online platform entitled "Regional Exchange Information System-REIS".
REIS platform aims to assist policymakers and practitioners in the design of tailored climate change adaptation plans.
Explore & Shape: Join the "Islands Energy Transition: Experience in H2020 Projects" Webinars in September! (11/08/2021)
A series of webinars focused on the clean energy transition on islands will be held in course of September, grouping sister projects that are being funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, in four separate events.
Explore: 19th European Week of Regions and Cities (11/10/2021)
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event that provides cities and regions with a platform to showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
Explore: EU Sustainable Energy Week 2021 (25/10/2021)
The EUSEW will run from 25 to 29 October 2021, under the theme "Towards 2030: Reshaping the European Energy System" and will cover six elements across the EU: the Policy Conference, EUSEW Awards, European Youth Energy Day, networking, side events and the Energy Days.
Explore & Shape: World Island Networks 2020 - SMILO (18/08/2021)
Since the beginning of 2020, the Small Islands Organisation (SMILO) has been identifying island networks and organisations around the globe that help protect the environment or cultural heritage of islands. After the release of their preiminary report, the mapping is still work in progress.
During the last month the EU islands initiative and its secretariat have stepped up the pace by organising the sixth EU islands forum. In case you have missed it you can find more information in our article below.
Explore: Smart Islands Energy System (08/07/2021)
This online workshop and matchmaking event is jointly organised by the H2020 Smart Islands Energy Systems (SMILE) project partners and the Enterprise Europe Network and supported by the Clean energy for EU islands secretariat.
Explore: UN Climate Change Conference COP26 (31/10/2021)
From October 31st until November 12th, the COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Stay tuned for more information!