Greening the Islands Foundation

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December 22, 2023

Solar and LDES: Critical Partners to Ensure 24/7 Reliable Renewable Energy

An examination of island grid applications demonstrating the financial viability of LDES in areas with limited interconnectivity and high local fuel costs. The combination of solar, wind, and LDES emerges as the most cost-effective solution for achieving 100% renewable energy.   Combining solar energy with long duration energy storage paves the road to decarbonized industrialization …

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Groundbreaking Centre of Excellence in La Gomera Will Help Make Airborne Wind Energy a Reality in Small Islands

Airborne Wind Europe proposes the creation of an AWES-Lab and AWES-Flight Test Center (FTC) at La Gomera, a Spanish island perfect for AWE. With four systems generating 1.2 MW, the FTC aims for continuous operation data and green energy provision, involving site assessment, permits, community engagement, and operational insights. Emphasizing public acceptance through a Renewable …

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Curaçao joins Greening the Islands’ 100% RES Islands Initiative

Multilateral efforts and collaborations towards creating island models for the energy transition reinforced at COP28 At COP28 in Dubai, the Caribbean island of Curaçao forged a strategic partnership with the Greening the Islands (GTI) Foundation to formulate a comprehensive roadmap for its transition to 100% renewable energy. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between …

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IDA Announces the Call for Extended Abstracts for the IDA 2024 World Congress

On September 27, 2023, in Boston, United States, the International Desalination Association (IDA) announced the return of its flagship event to Abu Dhabi, marking almost two decades since the 1995 IDA World Congress in the same city. This highly anticipated event, the IDA 2024 World Congress, is scheduled to take place during the week of …

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The RETOUCH Nexus Project: Improving Water Governance for a Resilient Future

The Horizon 2022 project RETOUCH Nexus stands at the forefront of research and innovation for resilient water governance in the face of climate change in the European Union. This initiative champions an integrated approach to water governance, introducing the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus as a cross-sectoral strategy that prioritizes ecological and social considerations within the EU …

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MAESHA Project: Pioneering Sustainable Energy for Islands

Mayotte, a French overseas island region located in the northern Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean, is at the forefront of an innovative initiative paving the way towards a sustainable energy future: the MAESHA project. This endeavour marks a paradigm shift, revolutionising the island’s energy landscape through innovation, community engagement, and pioneering technologies.   The …

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GTI Observatory Report – Renewable Energy on Islands: A Vital, Cross-cutting Challenge

The GTI Observatory Report is a comprehensive work that looks at the main challenges faced by islands along their decarbonization path, analyzing sector by sector the problems with a focus on technology, policy, and finance. With the involvement of the Observatory members and partners, it identifies the most innovative and sustainable solutions and presents the …

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