Island Clean Energy Workshops

A photo of dozens of workshop participants in a large conference room filled with several rows of tables covered with blue tablecloths. Sunlight pours into the room via windows and skylights. The conference room features high sloping ceilings and tall windows. At the back of the room, several colorful displays can be seen against a tan tiled wall splashed with reflected sunlight and shadows.

More than 25 government leaders, energy office officials, and utility company executives from the U.S. Virgin Islands attended a workshop at the National Renewable Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, in February 2010.

Island Clean Energy Workshops provide island clean energy leaders and advocates with in-depth information on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies; strategy and policy development; and energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment.

Workshops are designed to address common barriers islands face in advancing clean energy development. Energy efficiency and renewable energy experts present specific solutions, as well as concrete examples and lessons learned.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies

To achieve greater energy independence, islands must use the energy they have efficiently and develop their indigenous, renewable energy sources wisely.  Accurate information on clean energy technologies as it applies to island environments provides island government and business leaders with the knowledge they need to assess available resources and make informed decisions at the outset of clean energy projects and initiatives. Learn more about energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies from an island perspective from the following presentations, available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader.

Strategy and Policy Development

Experience has shown that careful planning and effective policymaking are critical first steps to achieving island clean energy goals. Learn more from the following presentations, available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Deployment

Energy efficiency and renewable energy are pivotal to island economic security and environmental sustainability. But islands face unique challenges in implementing energy efficiency measures and developing renewable energy sources. Learn about creative solutions from the following presentations, available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.