Library

The library of the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat contains documents to guide islands in the development of clean energy transition agendas, sample energy transition agendas from the pilot islands, documents relating to the financing of decarbonisation plans, as well as island-related news.

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Summary of EU Policy and Regulations for Islands
This summary outlines the EU policies and regulations relevant to the clean energy transition on islands (state of 18 November 2019).
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Urban Transition Management Manual Appendices
The Urban Transition Management Manual Appendices provide a list of transition tools and methods.
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Social Innovation Community learning repository
The SIC Learning Repository is a bottom-up tool, which was developed and tested during a process of experimentation conducted in five host centers across Europe. The repository provides tools that support the growth and development of social innovation starting from specific social challenges.
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Building Energy Communities

Τhe  publishing  of  the  “Building  Energy Communities in Greece” guidebook coincides with a time when the community energy movement in Greece appears to be on the rise, especially after the adoption of Law 4513, in January 2018.

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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!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Buurtbatterij: A neighbourhood battery and its impact on the Energy Transition
What are the societal costs and benefits of neighbourhood storage? What value does it offer, and to whom? How could a neighbourhood battery influence the business model of an energy cooperative? These and more questions are tackled in this study.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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