Menorca's second energy transition

Published on 16.06.2020
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Menorca just published new guidelines for decarbonising the island's energy system.

The below document contains the proposed guidelines for decarbonising Menorca’s energy system. They were drawn up based on a comprehensive vision of Menorca’s energy sources, infrastructure and usage, with the aim of drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Through these proposals, the authors hope to transform the island’s energy system from its current configuration to one based on renewable energy, in line with the EU 2030 energy and climate targets and, crucially, with Menorca’s commitments as a Biosphere Reserve.

The frames of reference for this process are the EU Roadmap 2030 and the Climate Change and Energy Transition Act (LCCTE, Ley de Cambio Climático y Transición Energética) of the Regional Government of the Balearic Islands (GOIB, Govern de les Illes Balears). A detailed analysis of Menorca’s current energy system, carried out as part of the Strategic Energy Guidelines for Menorca (DEM-e, Directrices Estratégicas de Menorca en materia de energía) process, served as the basis for the guidelines presented here.1 The guidelines were then drawn up in collaboration with different stakeholders from Menorca’s energy system, including local government, public and private-sector companies, universities, and organisations and experts from different sectors of the economy.

Download the guidelines & press release (Spanish, Catalan & English)