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Sustainable Tourism on EU Islands: Practical Proposals through a Productive Exchange between Institutions, Academia, and Industry Professionals.

On May 24th and 25th, the conference “Sustainable Tourism on the Islands of the European Union” took place in Lipari (Aeolian Islands, Italy). Organized by Federalberghi Isole Eolie in collaboration with the Observatory on Tourism for Islands Economy (OTIE), and sponsored by the Regional Department of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment, the Sicilian Regional Assembly, and …

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The inclusion of AWE within the German Renewable Energy Act represents an outstanding opportunity for islands

Getting Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) into the German Renewable Energy Act (EEG) marks the world’s first remuneration specific to AWE, significantly reducing market risks for investments in German and European high-tech companies. It also creates a crucial foundation for AWE to make a substantial contribution to the energy transition, and increasing policy makers awareness scaling …

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The Canary Islands Institute of Technology Publishes a Methodological Guide for Islands to Assess Vulnerability in the Industrial Water Cycle

The latest IPCC’s assessment report (AR6) highlights the inevitability of certain climate change impacts, despite current ambitious mitigation efforts. Unfortunately, Islands will suffer these consequences more noticeably. As a result, adaptation to climate change becomes imperative and can significantly contribute to mitigating loss and damage, particularly in the scenario of a significant intensification of climatic …

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FEDARENE Launches ‘Sustainable Regions in Action’: A Visionary Blueprint for Europe’s Energy Future

FEDARENE sets the stage for Europe’s energy transformation with the launch of ‘Sustainable Regions in Action’. As we confront global challenges, the pivotal role of European regions and their energy agencies becomes increasingly apparent. Join us as we navigate towards a resilient, sustainable energy future. In the wake of global challenges, from the ongoing conflict …

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Two critical studies highlight growing demand and significant economic benefits of deploying LDES, a key solution for islands.

The year 2023 offered exciting updates, analyses, and case studies for LDES’ (long duration energy storage) role in the renewable energy marketplace. While countries faced some of their highest temperatures on record, developing economies continue to pave the way towards more ambitious climate goals. LDES technologies remain an optimal and low-cost solution for industrial decarbonization. …

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How to achieve massive integration of solar energy in island grids: Join TwInSolar’s upcoming online workshop

Organised jointly by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the University of La Reunion in the framework of the TwInSolar project, a technical and scientific workshop will address the topic of “Modelling individual components and a whole energy system, which integrates a large share of variable renewables”.   On April 8th (13.00-17.00 Reunion Time …

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La Gomera and Airborne Wind Europe Kick-off EU Airborne Wind Energy Centre of Excellence

The Cabildo of La Gomera, in collaboration with Airborne Wind Europe (AWEU), CT Ingenieros and Proexca, are pioneering an innovative venture with the aim to provide advancing electricity generation through Airborne Wind Energy technology. This initiative marks a significant step forward in the island’s pursuit of sustainable development and economic growth.   A protocol was …

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Registration is Open for the Second Annual Local2030 Islands Network In-person Communities of Practice Meeting

Date: April 23-25, 2024 Description: The Local2030 Islands Network (L2030IN) warmly invites you to participate in the upcoming in-person meeting of the L2030IN Communities of Practice (CoP) on “Data for Climate Resilience” CoP and “Sustainable and Regenerative Tourism” at the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawai‘i from April 23-25, 2024.  These global communities bring together …

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AWEC 2024 Will Bring Together Research, Development and Industry

The Airborne Wind Energy Conference (AWEC) celebrates its 10th edition this year in Madrid, Spain. The “Universidad Carlos III” has the pleasure of hosting AWEC 2024 following Chico, Stanford, Leuven, Hampton, Berlin, Delft, Freiburg, Glasgow and Milan. Gonzalo Sánchez Arriaga, Associate Professor at UC3M points out that “AWEC 2024 is going to be very important to boost the …

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Chumbe Island in Zanzibar: 25 years a Pioneer of Zero-impact Eco-architecture and Operations

Chumbe Island Coral Park (CHICOP) in Zanzibar, Tanzania, is a not-for-profit conservation business that has created from 1992, the first privately managed marine protected area in the world, hosting a fully protected coral reef sanctuary and forest reserve. Park management and comprehensive conservation education programs for local schools and communities are fully funded by a …

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