29 European islands announce plans for their clean energy transition
Yesterday, 22 European islands published their Clean Energy Transition Agendas and 7 others committed to do so in the near future during the Clean Energy for EU Islands Online Forum. With these announcements, European islands are making an important step forward in their clean energy transition, with concrete plans tailored to their individual needs and assets. The Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative, which was launched in 2017 by the Commission and 14 EU Member States, aims to provide a long term framework to help islands generate sustainable, low-cost energy. Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, said: “These transition agendas are a testament to the hard work and fruitful collaborations among islanders, both within their communities and across borders. It has been truly inspiring to see what is possible when local people have the power and support to write their own futures. We look forward to continuing the cooperation with the EU island communities to make the European Green Deal a reality, both through this initiative and through other EU actions to support a locally-driven energy transition.” More information is available here.