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. Along with describing the steps on the path toward a comprehensive energy transition, the Playbook includes lessons learned from efforts undertaken by Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands, and other - primarily island - communities who recognized that single sources of fuel unnecessarily constrained their ability to realize sustainability, economic development, and other goals. The Playbook also includes templates and blank worksheets for some of the activities described, which can be copied or distributed electronically when needed. These are designed, as is much of the Playbook, to organize an ongoing, constructive dialogue about a community’s energy future and how to make that future a reality.
Author: Energy Transition Initiative (an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy‘s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy)