Publications

Antigua and Barbuda's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Antigua and Barbuda is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2021

Dominican Republic's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of the Dominican Republic in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. The Dominican Republic is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2021

Fiji's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of the Republic of Fiji in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Fiji is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2021

Grenada's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Grenada in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Grenada is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2021

Vanuatu's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of the Republic of Vanuatu in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Vanuatu is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2021

Marshall Islands' Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of the Marshall Islands in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Marshall Islands are a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2020 |Marshall Islands

Micronesia's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of The Federated States of Micronesia in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Micronesia is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2020 |Micronesia

New Caledonia's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of New Caledonia in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. New Caledonia is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2020 |New Caledonia

Solomon Islands' Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Solomon Islands in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Solomon Islands are a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2020 |Solomon Islands

Kiribati's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of the Republic of Kiribati in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Kiribati is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2020 |Kiribati

Tonga's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Tonga is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2020 |Tonga

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2020 |Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Energy Master Plans for the Federated States of Micronesia

This report presents the Energy Master Plans for each of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and for the nation. The Master Plans have been developed during the period of unprecedented technological change. The last few years have seen remarkable and disruptive improvements in renewable energy (RE) technologies and battery storage. Further expected reductions in the costs of these technologies provide FSM with an opportunity to combine achievement of its environmental targets with ensuring that electricity production remains affordable. 

At the same time, FSM faces a significant challenge of delivering electricity to people living on outer islands. At present, there is significant social and economic divide: people living on the four main islands enjoy almost universal access to the main electricity grids. By contrast, people on outer islands and in outlying communities have almost no access to electricity. The Master Plans are designed to address this divide in a financially and socially sustainable way.

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  • 2018

Navigating our Energy Future: Marshall Islands Electricity Roadmap

The Roadmap provides a strategic framework for the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) electricity sector, to enable the country to meet its climate change targets and to strengthen its role as a climate leader. It allows the RMI and its development partners to work together to achieve a common vision for the RMI electricity sector.

This Roadmap imagines the RMI electricity sector’s decarbonization journey, as the country progress toward targets set for 2025, 2030 and 2050. It covers technology pathways, human resource strategies, enabling policies, and financing and implementation arrangements.

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  • 2018

Renewable Energy Roadmap for the Republic of Cyprus

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  • 2015 |Cyprus

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Republic of the Marshall Islands

The Republic of the Marshall Islands relies on imported petroleum products for 90% of its primary energy supply. But the Pacific small-island developing state has set out to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix and achieve 100% electrification by 2020. The envisaged energy transformation requires greater use of off-grid solar power.

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  • 2015

Nauru Energy Road Map 2014 – 2020

The Nauru Energy Road Map 2014 – 2020 builds upon the energy sector development agenda laid out in the National Sustainable Development Strategy 2005 -2025 (revised 2009) and the National Energy Policy Framework (NEPF) of 2009.The targets of the Energy Road Map by 2020 are: 1. 24/7 grid electricity supply with minimal interruptions 2. 50% of grid electricity supplied from renewable energy sources 3. 30% improvement in energy efficiency in the residential, commercial and government sectors

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  • 2014 |Government of Nauru

SMART GROWTH PATHWAYS: Building a Green Platform for Sustainable Aruba

The Smart Growth Pathways publication provides an initial view of the roadmap to sustainability for Aruba through a focus on low-carbon pathways as the keystone to sustainability and economic growth. While the document focuses more on the opportunity to transform the energy sector from one that depends on fossil fuels to one that is fundamentally renewable, there is also consideration of the many sectors that rely on this energy system to create their livelihoods, and the livelihoods of others, on the island. We believe that while transformation of the energy sector is a near-term commercially viable opportunity, all stakeholders in all sectors should have a say in the outcome, as the result will have such widespread effects.

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  • 2013 |Carbon War Room

Guam Energy Action Plan

This document describes the four near-term strategies selected by the Guam Energy Task Force during action planning workshops conducted in March 2013, and outlines the steps being taken to implement those strategies. Each strategy addresses one of the energy sectors identified in the Guam strategic energy plan as being an essential component of diversifying Guam's fuel sources and reducing fossil energy consumption 20% by 2020

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  • 2013 |Carbon War Room

Jamaica Sustainable Energy Roadmap

The Jamaica Sustainable Energy Roadmap was published in October 2013 by the Worldwatch Institute. This roadmap focuses on the deployment of RE for electricity generation and indicates that, in order of importance, PV, wind, small hydro, biomass and waste to energy are the key technologies for achieving a RE transition. Currently 15% of Jamaica’s GDP is spent on oil imports. Oil supplies over 95% of electricity generation with small contributions from Hydro (3.3%) and wind (1.4%), this results in high electricity tariffs averaging 40 U.S. cents / kWh. Jamaica has established a National Energy Policy aiming to meet 30% of the island’s energy needs with RE by 2030. This analysis show that Jamaica can supply 90% of its electricity demand with RE by 2030 by investing less than USD 6 billion, compared to over USD 2 billion spent on oil imports in 2011. These models show that a 90% RE deployment would decrease electricity generation costs by 67% saving up to USD 12.5 billion by 2030 and creating up to 4,000 new jobs. The roadmap identifies key institutional and regulatory barriers to RE deployment and provides specific policy recommendation to overcome these obstacles.

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  • 2013 |Worldwatch Institute

Vanuatu National Energy Road Map

The “Vanuatu National Energy Road Map 2013-2020” was published in March 2013 by the Government of Vanuatu. The roadmap gives an overview of the energy sector, highlights key barriers to expanding energy access and RE deployment and details policy and technical solutions to these barriers. Several targets for improving Vanuatu’s energy sector are identified: 1) Access to secure, reliable and affordable electricity for all Citizens by 2030 (currently only 27% have access); 2) Reduce the cost of distributing all petroleum products in Vanuatu by 5% in 2015 and 10% in 2020; 3) 10% improvement in diesel generator efficiency by 2015 and 20% by 2020; 4) 40% RE generation by 2015 and 65% by 2020. The financing requirements for implementing the 2013-2020 roadmaps goals is estimated at a US$ 230.9 million and includes a detailed cost breakdown covering both capital investments and soft costs (i.e. capacity building, policy analysis, etc…). Detailed data is given in proposed geothermal, PV, hydro, bio-diesel and grid extension projects.

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  • 2013 |Government of Vanuatu

Samoa Energy Sector Plan 2012-2016

Samoa Energy Action Plan examines a path for expansion of renewables in the country’s power sector through the year 2016. Options considered include solar power, wind power, small hydro and biomass. The report sets forth goals to increase 8 percent in renewable energy supply by 2016. It then evaluates which renewable options should have highest priority and examines policies and regulations to overcome identified barriers to deployment of these options.

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  • 2012 |Government of Samoa

Maldives SREP Investment Plan 2013 - 2017

The SREP Investment Plan in Maldives examines a path for expansion of renewables in Maldives’ power sector from the year 2013-2017. Options considered include solar power, wind power, biogas, biomass, ocean technology and waste to energy. The report starts out with Maldives’s goals of increasing the share of renewable electricity up to 30% of total generation in about 30 islands. Then it moves on to different technology options in the island context and evaluates which ones should have highest priority. Policy and regulations are also examined to overcome the identified barriers.

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  • 2012 |Ministry of Environment and Energy Republic of Maldives

Cook Islands Renewable Energy Chart Implementation Plan - Island Specific

The “Cook Islands Renewable Energy Chart Implementation Plan: Island Specific” was published in April 2012 by the Renewable Energy Development Division, Office of the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands. It serves as a supporting document detailing the processes, time-lines, RE technologies and costs required to implement the Cook Islands RE roadmap. The key players in the RE transition planning are identified and a specific international tender process to support the deployment of RE projects is outlined. For each of the 12 inhabited islands the implementation plan details the current electricity generation system, electricity demand and tariff structure and gives the RE technologies, project time-line, costs and where identified, the funding agency for the proposed 100% RE electricity system. The document includes charts on the full RE transition time-line, detailed project cost breakdowns and levelized generation costs of RE technologies.

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  • 2012 |Government of Cook Islands

Dominican Republic Roadmap to a Sustainable Energy System

This roadmap focuses on the integration of wind and solar resources on the power electric power grid. It finds strong solar potential with average global horizontal irradiance of 210 to 250 watts per square meter. It also finds strong wind resources, with 78 sites that could operate at a capacity factor of 30 percent or more. Socioeconomic impacts of renewable power are addressed, as well as regulatory, policy and financial issues and options for market reform. Decentralized renewable electricity generation is viewed as attractive in view of high losses on the grid and high costs of diesel generation.

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  • 2011 |Worldwatch Institute

Bermuda Energy White Paper: A National Energy Transition

The “Bermuda Energy White Paper: A National Energy Transition” was published in July 2011 by the Bermuda Department of Energy. This national roadmap covers all energy consuming sectors and sets 2020 goals of 1) reducing greenhouse gas emissions below 10 metric tonnes CO2 equivalent per capita, 2) energy efficiency measures reducing electrical energy consumption 20% compared to 2008, 3) 30% of electricity generated by renewables with priority given to offshore wind, PV, ocean energy and small scale onshore wind. It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by 30%. The document also sets a 2030 goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 56% compared to 2008. The roadmap details a number of policy and legislative steps that need to be taken in support of the 2020 with specific recommendations given for: capacity planning, electricity delivery and metering, electrical energy generation, product efficiency, energy in buildings, transportation, legislation and regulation. Examples include a legal obligation for the mandatory purchase of low-emission energy, Feed-in-rates, interconnection standards and certification for IPPs and government allocation of public land and seabed for RE projects.

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  • 2011 |Government of Bermuda

Sustainable Energy Framework for Barbados

The Inter-American Bank (IDB) hired Castalia and Stantec to help the Government of Barbados (the Government) prepare a ‘Sustainable Energy Framework for Barbados’ (SEF). This Final Report presents: The objectives of the Sustainable Energy Framework—the SEF should unlock viable investments in renewables and energy efficiency to reduce energy costs, improve energy security, and enhance environmental sustainability ?? Barbados’ Sustainable Energy Matrix—electricity generation in Barbados could include more renewable energy technologies, and consumption of electricity could be lower thanks to energy efficiency technologies, because most of these technologies are economically viable and could reduce energy costs. However, there are barriers that block these technologies, and that make the potentially ‘sustainable’ matrix different from the ‘current’ one.

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  • 2010 |Inter-American Development Bank

St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Energy Action Plan for St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Energy Action Plan in St. Vincent and the Grenadines examines a path for expansion of renewables in the country’s power sector through the year 2020. Options considered include solar power, wind power, geothermal and biomass. The report sets forth goals to reach 30 percent renewable energy electricity generation by 2015 and 60 percent by 2020. It then evaluates which renewable options should have highest priority and examines policies and regulations to overcome identified barriers to deployment of these options.

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  • 2010 |Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Tonga Energy Road Map 2010 ‐ 2020

Tonga Energy Road Map (TERM) examines a path for expansion of renewables in Tonga’s power sector from the year 2010 to 2020. Options considered include solar power, wind power and biomass. The report starts out with an overview of Tonga’s energy sector, moves on to evaluate which renewable technology options should have the highest priority, and examines policy and regulatory reforms to overcome barriers to renewable power deployment. It finds that landfill gas and wind may be the least-cost options for electricity generation, provided the resources are proven. It also finds that solar photovoltaic power is the option with the best resource data on which to base investment. Further, it urges that renewable investment build on an aggressive program of energy efficiency improvement. It notes that private sector participation in financing will be needed to amass the investment required.

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  • 2010 |Government of Tonga

Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) National Energy Policy and Energy Action Plan

The “Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) National Energy Policy and Energy Action Plan” was published in September 2009 with support from the EU’s European Development Fund. The top level goals of the roadmap are: 1) Electrification of 100% of all urban households and 95% of rural outer atoll households by 2015; 2) The provision of 20% of energy through indigenous renewable resources by 2020; 2) Improved efficiency of energy use in 50% of households and businesses, and 75% of government buildings by 2020; and 3) Reduce the national utility’s (MEC) supply side energy losses by 20% by 2015. Currently RMI is dependent on oil imports for ~90% of its energy needs. Within the next 5-10 years, it is likely that only PV and possibly coconut-based biofuel may be technically, economically and financially practical for the RMI. RMI has achieved some success on the deployment of small scale PVs systems for rural electrification (1500 systems in 2010) however there is serious concern about the lack of funding for long term O&M. The roadmap highlights specific strategies for overcoming the challenges in energy policy administration and implementation, petroleum and liquid fuels, electric power, transport and energy use, energy efficiency and finally renewable energy.

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  • 2009 |European Development Fund

Republic of Mauritius Long-Term Energy Strategy 2009 – 2025

Republic of Mauritius Long-Term Energy Strategy in Mauritius examines a path for expansion of renewables in Mauritius’s power sector from the year 2009-2025. Options considered include solar power, wind power, bagasse, and hydro power. The report starts out with Mauritius’ goals of 35% renewable energy by 2025. Then it moves on to different technology options in the island context and evaluates which ones should have highest priority. Policy and regulations are also examined to overcome the identified barriers. An action plan is detailed at the end.

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  • 2009 |Ministry of Renewable Energy & Public Utilities

NIUE NATIONAL ENERGY ACTION PLAN

The National Energy Policy states briefly and precisely the Government's policies for the planning and management of the nation's energy sector over the next 10-15 years. It provides explicit frameworks within which public and private energy sector participants can make informed planning and investment decisions and manage their operations for the long term. These policies also define the nature and extent of Government's control and management of the energy sector. The purpose of the NEAP is to restate Niue's energy policies in conjunction with a more detailed action program and guidelines that will provide the blueprint for Government's in planning and management of energy programmes over the life of the policy statement.

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  • 2005 |HE ENERGY COMMITTEE OF THE NIUE GOVERNMENT

SIDS Lighthouses Initiative Progress and way forward

This SIDS LHI progress report provides an overview of SIDS energy transformation since the initiative’s launch in 2014. It highlights key developments in the energy transformation undertaken jointly by SIDS and development partners, as shared with IRENA and featured on the associated knowledge-sharing platform.

  • 2021

SIDS Lighthouses Initiative Progress and way forward

This SIDS LHI progress report provides an overview of SIDS energy transformation since the initiative’s launch in 2014. It highlights key developments in the energy transformation undertaken jointly by SIDS and development partners, as shared with IRENA and featured on the associated knowledge-sharing platform.

  • 2021

SIDS Lighthouse Initiative Progress and way forward

The SIDS Lighthouses Initiative (LHI), launched at the United Nations Climate Summit in 2014, aims to support SIDS in their energy transformation. As a framework for action, it addresses all elements of the energy transition, from policy and market frameworks to technology options and capacity building. The Initiative facilitates co-ordinated support for SIDS, primarily through partnerships with public, private, intergovernmental and non-governmental stakeholder organisations.

This publication provides an overview of the progress achieved in the first four years of the Initiative and highlights key developments in 2018 that have paved the way for its second phase: SIDS Lighthouses Initiative 2.0.

Click here to view the January 2019 version of the report

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  • 2019

Climate Action with Energy Transition Enhancing and Implementing Nationally Determined Contributions

The brochure provides an overview of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) support the parties to the Paris Agreement worldwide in updating their NDCs through analysis, knowledge and expertise on technologies, policies and finance for the global energy transition. In the run-up to COP26, IRENA has been working closely with the UNFCCC, the COP26 presidency, global, regional, national and local partners to build momentum for an inclusive climate action, based on renewables that also contribute to strengthening resilience to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and generating socio-economic benefits such as green jobs.

  • 2021

Strategy 2030: A Blueprint for NDC Implementation in Pacific Island Countries

The Regional Pacific NDC Hub was formed to support the enhancement and implementation of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and commitments to the Paris Agreement. The Pacific SIDS are faced with substantial risks to their economic, social and environmental progress, despite their insignificant greenhouse gas emissions.

Strategy 2030 has been developed by the Reginal Pacific NDC Hub in close consultations with the PSIDS to convey the Hub's vision for sustainable development and economic growth. This publication sheds light on the challenges in the Pacific and also highlights the commitments of PSIDS for climate change mitigation, adaption and strengthening resilience against climate change for their livelihoods. It presents the work of the Hub along with key partners, goals, objectives and the anticipated strategic outcomes.

  • 2021

Fostering a blue economy: Offshore renewable energy

Offshore renewable energy – including offshore wind and solar power, as well as emerging ocean energy technologies – could support sustainable long-term development and drive a vibrant blue economy. For countries and communities around the world, offshore renewables can provide reliable, stable electricity, as well as support water desalination and aquaculture.

This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) considers the status and prospects of offshore renewable sources and recommends key actions to accelerate their uptake.

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  • 2020

Innovation Outlook: Ocean Energy Technologies

Oceans contain vast renewable energy potential – theoretically equivalent to more than double the world's current electricity demand. Nascent ocean energy technologies could cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power generation and help to ensure a sustainable, climate-safe energy future.

Alongside other offshore renewable energy technologies, ocean energy – including wave, tidal, salinity gradient and ocean thermal energy conversion technologies – forms a crucial component in the world's emerging blue economy.

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  • 2020

Quality infrastructure for smart mini-grids

Mini-grids are complex systems dependent on different suppliers and used in different applications, often with high regulatory uncertainty over their installation and operation. Creating a viable market for renewable-based mini-grids, with prospects of growth and long-term profitability for investors, depends on establishing trustworthy quality infrastructure (QI) for the technologies and systems involved.

This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the crucial role of QI for the development of smart renewable mini-grids. Grid-connected mini-grids can increase power system resilience and reliability, while facilitating the integration of solar and wind power. Renewable mini-grids far off the main grid, meanwhile, can provide reliable electricity access for remote areas and islands.

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  • 2020

Transforming Small Island Power Systems

Many of the world’s Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have started to integrate renewables into their electricity supply mix. The expected benefits include reducing dependency on costly, sometimes volatile fossil-fuel imports. But local utilities must also ensure reliable supply amid the shift to variable sources, such as solar and wind energy. This guide from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) can assist in decision making and help to carry out successful technical planning studies on solar and wind integration into SIDS power systems.

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  • 2019

National Energy Roadmaps for Islands

Islands around the world face crucial energy challenges, including fuel import dependency, high electricity costs, environmental sensitivity and vulnerability to climate change. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) co-operates closely with island countries to accelerate their shift to renewables and help ensure a sustainable energy future.

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  • 2017 |Maldives

SIDS Lighthouses quickscan: Interim report

The quickscan is a tool to help Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in their transition to renewable energy. Developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as part of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative, quickscans help to assess deployment conditions, monitor progress and identify areas where targeted assistance could accelerate the transition to renewables.

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  • 2017

A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands, 3rd Edition

A Path to Prosperity highlights the role of islands in global efforts against climate change. The third edition of this compilation from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) marks the occasion of the United Nations climate conference, COP22, in November 2016.

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  • 2016

A path to prosperity: Renewable energy for islands

A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands presents a compilation of case studies from small island developing states (SIDS) and development partners. These demonstrate real-life project viability, highlight innovative solutions and showcase successful partnerships, which together are advancing the deployment of renewable energy in SIDS.

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  • 2015

Renewable Desalination Technology Options for Islands

Many islands face shortages of fresh water. Desalination using renewable energy can meet their water needs at reduced costs, this report finds.

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  • 2015

Wind Resource Measurement: Guidelines for Islands

Renewable energy technologies, including wind power, can help even the most remote islands achieve energy security and sustainability, while cutting fuel import costs. This extensive study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides guidelines for islands to conduct detailed resource measurements, in order to ensure optimal siting of wind turbines for power generation.

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  • 2015

Renewable Energy Opportunities for Island Tourism

Tourism is an important economic driver for island economies. Energy supply, vital for the tourism industry, is still dominated by oil products which increases islands’ vulnerability to the environmental impact of fossil-fuel use, as well as to oil price volatility, which makes it difficult for the industry to remain competitive.

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  • 2014

Renewable islands: Settings for success

Islands around the world rely on costly fossil-fuel imports, often from distant locations, which can burden government budgets and inhibit investment in social and economic development. A transition to indigenous renewable energy, however, can reduce import dependence and create important business and employment opportunities.

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  • 2014

Pacific Lighthouses: Renewable Energy Roadmapping for Islands

Pacific islands are endowed with a rich variety of renewable energy resources, providing a viable and attractive alternative to fossil-fuel imports. IRENA’s multi-faceted work across the region is reflected in Pacific Lighthouses: Renewable Energy Roadmapping for Islands. The main report, intended to provide a framework for further action, is accompanied by 15 reports on specific islands, as well as a report detailing hybrid power systems for the Pacific.

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  • 2013

Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap (C-SERMS), Phase 1 Summary and Recommendations for Policymakers

The “Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap (C-SERMS), Phase 1 Summary and Recommendations for Policymakers” was published by The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in June 2013 with support from The Worldwatch Institute and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Phase 1 of this regional roadmap provides an overview of the region’s current energy situation, recommends regional targets for renewable power capacity, energy efficiency, and carbon emissions reductions in the short-term (2017), medium-term (2022), and long-term (2027), and outlines key strategies for achieving those goals. The 15 CARICOM countries covered are: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. For each country the report gives a RE resource assessment, overview of national RE planning, targets and support policies and the institutional and governance structure of the energy sector.

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  • 2013 |Worldwatch Institute

Electricity Storage and Renewables for Island Power: A Guide for Decision Makers

A practical guide for decision-makers and project developers on the available energy storage solutions and their successful applications in the context of islands communities. The report also includes various best practice cases and different scenarios and strategies. It is developed as part of the IRENA Renewables in Islands Initiative (IRII).

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  • 2012

Policy Challenges for Renewable Energy Deployment in Pacific Island Countries and Territories

This report addresses the specific conditions for policy making on renewables in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) across the Pacific region and proposes measures to support successful implementation. The report identifies the existing challenges and opportunities and will offers recommendations to policy makers for the design and implementation of successful renewable energy policies.

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  • 2012

Renewable Energy Country Profiles - Special edition on islands

This special collection of country profiles takes stock of the latest developments in renewables in island settings around the world. Each profile provides a brief overview of energy supply, electrical generation and grid capacity, and energy access. The investment climate, targets, major projects and resource potential are also considered.

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  • 2012
 

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