EUSEW session: Lessons on climate neutrality and energy independence from the EU islands
This year, EUSEW will return on 26-30 September in a new hybrid format, with both participants and speakers able to participate onsite and online. The event will comprise a high-level Policy Conference, the EUSEW Awards, and the third European Youth Energy Day as well as opportunities for 1:1 meetings, exhibition stands and other networking activities.
The Clean energy for EU islands secretariat and the Smart Cities Marketplace will be part of the event with a session on sharing transition experience of small-scale islands towards clean energy and energy independence with the (smart) cities and communities of the EU. EU islands are to coping with many of the issues the EU as a whole now faces: expensive energy provision, the need for solidarity measures, dependence on fossil fuels and lack of interconnections, the challenge of stable grids while developing independent clean energy systems, the competition for scarce land resources. EU islands striving for climate neutrality have had to be creative in finding solutions for the challenges of seasonality, intermittency, and non-interconnectedness.