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A challenge for Island Sustainable Development
Edited by: Cipriano Marín, Arthouros Zervos, Luis Alves

On This book gathers together a selection of the main case studies and contributions made in some of the most important island conferences of the last years: “Renewables 2002 - New and Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development” (June 2002, S. Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal), “RES for Islands, Tourism and Desalination” (May 2003, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece), “Towards 100% RES Supply” (June 2001, Chania, Crete), and the “Island Solar Summit” (May 1999, Tenerife), four events that have decidedly marked a way
towards the renewable islands of the future. PDF Publication (3.6 MB) >


Chania Conference
On 14-16 June (2001) some 150 representatives of European islands, and from other regions such as India, met in Chania (Crete) in order to consolidate the need for a large-scale strategy aiming to promote the maximum use of renewable energy sources on islands. Access to all documents of the Conference...>

Island 2010
With the support of the Altener Programme of the European Commission, the Island 2010 campaign, whose aim is to promote, identify and consolidate the strategy "Towards 100% Renewable Energy Sources Supply" in island territories. Access to the Web Site of the initiative...>





Island Solar Summit
Why take international action in favour of renewable energies and energy efficiency in islands?
Access to the Web Site of the initiative...>
Access to the Proceedings...>

Towards a White Paper for RES and RUE
Strategy and Action Plan for the Republic of Cyprus
The National Technical University of Athens in collaboration with EREC and the Ministry of Commerece, Indystry and Tourism of Cyprus have formulated a White Paper for RES and RUE Strategy and Action Plan for the Republic of Cyprus.
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Renewable Energy and Sustainable Islands Destinations
EREC (the European Renewable Energy Council), representing the leading European RES industry and research associations, is organising a special topic conference on Renewable Energy Sources for Islands, Tourism and Water Desalination in Crete, Greece on 26 - 28 May 2003, in cooperation with INSULA, the International Scientific Council for Island Development, and RENES, Renewable Energy Sources Unit of the National Technical University of Athens, and with the support of the European Commission, the World Tourism Organisation and TUI AG.   Access to the Web Site of the initiative...>

European Island OPET Newsletter
The OPET Network (Organisation for the Promotion of Energy Technologies) is an initiative of the European Commission, whose aim is to disseminate information on new innovative energy technologies and promote the benefits deriving from them.
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