Policy Development

Photo of a single wind turbine at the end of a narrow neck of land, with scrubby grass in the foreground and a ray of pink light glowing under a grey, cloudy sky.

A wind turbine at the end of a slender peninsula helps provide renewable energy to this small town.

The international partnership for Energy Development in Island Nations (EDIN) will work with project participants to address energy policy challenges, remove policy barriers, and encourage growth in the development and deployment of clean energy technologies.

Collaborative activities that will further this goal include

  • Helping islands establish a regulatory framework that enables utilities to increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies
  • Offering legislative recommendations that enable businesses and homeowners to make building and buying decisions that support energy efficiency
  • Organizing conferences, symposia, and workshops to help educate policy leaders on the importance and benefits of clean energy development
  • Creating template policies and contracts to expedite adoption
  • Offering the counsel of EDIN policy experts to guide the policy process.

Sample Policies and Contracts

Clean energy policies and regulatory measures play a key role in advancing island clean energy goals. In Hawaii, clean energy policies have helped lay the foundation for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI).

These policies are helping inform legislation and regulatory measures that support the clean energy goals of other islands, including the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn about legislation and regulatory measures designed to advance the clean energy goals of in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader.