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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Islands Transition Handbook (Croatian)
The Islands Transition Handbook is an action-oriented guide to start and help navigate the transition towards clean energy for your island. The handbook instructs on how to develop a Clean Energy Transition Agenda and provides inspiration for the next steps as well as a check-list for clean energy transition management.
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Community Energy Planning in Inis Oírr
This Briefing Note provides an overview for communities, government and civil society actors interested in learning about experimental approaches to undertaking inclusive and collaborative community energy planning.
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Models of Local Energy Ownership and the Role of Local Energy Communities in Energy Transition in Europe
The purpose of this study is to inform the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in the preparation of its opinion on local energy communities.
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Assessment of existing EU-wide and Member State-specific regulatory and policy frameworks of RES Prosumers
This report identifies and describes the regulatory frameworks and policy instruments relevant for RES Prosumer initiatives in the EU and nine participating Member States.
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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Local Planning Toolbox
The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Local Planning Toolbox navigates you to a bottom-up, holistic approach for designing, planning, implementing and evaluating sustainable energy projects.
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Seeds for Change Library
The Seeds for Change guides are designed to help you be more effective in your campaign, co-op or project. The ideas, examples and tips in our guides are based on working with many different groups and projects, both as campaigners and as trainers.
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Clean Energy Transition Agenda: Cres-Lošinj
Learn more about the clean energy transition vision and planning on Cres-Lošinj, Croatia.
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Clean Energy Transition Agenda: Aran Islands
Learn more about the clean energy transition vision and planning on the Aran Islands, Ireland.
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Clean Energy Transition Agenda: Salina
Learn more about the clean energy transition agenda vision and planning on Salina, Italy.
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Clean Energy Transition Agenda: La Palma
Learn more about the clean energy transition vision and planning on La Palma, Spain.
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Clean Energy Transition Agenda: Sifnos
Learn more about the clean energy transition vision and planning on the island of Sifnos, Greece.
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Clean Energy Transition Agenda: Culatra
Learn more about the clean energy transition vision and planning on the island of Culatra, Portugal.
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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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Clean Energy Transition Agenda Template

The Island Clean Energy Transition Agenda is a strategic roadmap for the transition process towards clean energy as desired by the stakeholders on the island. The proposed methodology is based on best practices and lessons learnt from transition management experiences in Europe to address climate change at a local level.

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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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