Europe has set ambitious targets to increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and raise the share of renewable energy. Nonetheless, the scenery of the South-Eastern European region with multiple changing geopolitical and social conditions, poses serious questions, challenges, and opportunities for countries, industries, professionals, and academics.
On Wednesday 21st October, NESOI project coordinator, Andrea Martinez will speak at the "Islands as pioneers of the Climate Pact" online session, organized in the frame of the EU Regions Week 2020 where he will be discussing Island energy transition as an opportunity for economic recovery post-COVID-19.
On 30th July, NESOI conducted it's 2nd international webinar. Early-stage information on how the first call for applicants is being organized was shared and also information on how the islands can get prepared for the call using the Islands’ Self-Check Analysis for Eligibility developed by the NESOI team.
The workshop will start at 11:00 AM CEST and will be divided into 2 sessions:
The Institut Menorquí d'Estudis has released a document that 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.
Yesterday the Croatian Presidency informed EU Energy Ministers of the completion of the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding on the Clean Energy for EU Islands initiative. Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson signed for the Commission alongside 14 Member States.
The European Islands Facility NESOI hosted their first capacity building webinar on the 18th of June 2020 to share the knowledge gathered from the survey issued to EU Islands over the past months. The webinar gave insights on the eligibility criteria for the technical assistance that NESOI can offer.
The NESOI - European Islands Facilty, the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat, the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA), and FEDARENE will co-host an online session within the frame of the European Sustainable Energy Week 2020 on the potential of Islands as champions of green recovery strategy on the 17th of June.
On 7 May the European Commission launched the second edition of RESponsible island prize competition, funded under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme.