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Welcome on board: the GTI Observatory welcomes new members to strengthen actions towards islands self-sufficiency

Chalki and Sint Maarten islands, the Asian Development Bank, the European Desalination Society, the Observatory on Tourism for Islands Economy, the He...

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Genius Watter for sustainable tourism: water and energy for an eco-resort in cape verde

Genius Watter has created a sustainable energy and water efficiency system on the Island of Santiago in Cape Verde, transforming King Fisher Village i...

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Three islands receive EU RESponsible Island Prize for local renewable energy transition

Today, the Commission announced that the Danish island of Ærø is the winner of the 2020 edition of the EU RESponsible Island Prize. Ærø won the title ...

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Cleantech Entrepreneurs Driving a Green Recovery in Barbados

VIENNA, Jul 16 2021 (IPS) – Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern Caribbean island nation, famed for its beautiful landscapes, pristine wh...

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A man rides a bike in Baska, on the island of Krk, Croatia, June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Croatian island eyes green energy self-sufficiency in this decade

NJIVICE, Croatia, June 18 (Reuters) – The northern Adriatic island of Krk, among the biggest in Croatia, looks headed towards energy self-suffic...

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The Puna Geothermal Venture plant on the Big Island combined with several new solar projects could help Hawaii County meet or exceed renewable energy goals in the next few years.

Big Island On Pace To Meet Renewable Energy Goals In 2 Years

Hawaii island could be the first area in the state to exceed goals set by the Legislature and regulators for renewable energy. Three large solar proje...

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Seychelles’ biggest water basin to undergo rehabilitation for better storage

(Seychelles News Agency) – Seychelles’ biggest freshwater basin, the Mare–aux–Cochons wetland, is expected to be rehabilitated to enhance ...

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News of the Maldives tender comes a few days after microgrid company DHYBRID said it has completed work on distributed solar-plus-storage systems on 26 of the country's islands. Image: DHYBRID

Maldives issues tender for 40MW / 40MWh of battery storage

The Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives has begun tendering for 40MW / 40MWh of battery energy storage systems across several regions. The Repu...

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Plastic debris is heating up beaches in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. A study has warned that rising temperatures caused by plastic could have devastating impacts on wildlife. Photograph: Andrew Fidler/Silke Stuckenbrock

Plastic debris on remote islands raises temperatures by 2.5C and threatens turtle populations

Study of Henderson Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands finds plastic acts as an insulator, making sand hotter and leading to more female turtle off...

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Japan Islands eyed as world heritage site offer insights into biodiversity

An advisory panel of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that Amami Oshima Island, Tokunoshi...

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