Country, Island

Samoa

Samoa

  • Target: 100% RE goal by 2017.
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Five hydropower stations, solar and wind power facilities. Hydropower is the most cost effective renewable energy to develop in the country. The island uses solar energy to complement hydro sources during the ...
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Samsø, Denmark

Samsø, Denmark

  • Target: Move from a 100% RE island to a fossil free island by 2030
  • Status: Achieved - Samsø is the world´s first island powered by 100% renewable energy. In progress - It is almost totally carbon free and uses 100% RE in ...
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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Scotland, UK

  • Target: 100% renewable electricity by 2020 with an interim target of 50% by 2015. 11% renewable heat consumption increase and 12% energy efficiency increase by 2020. 16% energy productivity increase from 2005-2011.
  • Status: In progress - In 2012, the amount of electricity ...
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Sint Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands

Sint Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands

  • Target: Reduce fossil fuel usage and establish a grid stabilizing energy supply based on renewable energies.
  • Status: Achieved - Produces 4.1 MW of energy, covering 45% of the islands annual energy share.
  • RES: Combination of a 2 MWp PV farm and diesel ...
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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

  • Target: 100% renewable energy by 2030
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Solar energy, hydro schemes on rivers, and biomass energy.
  • Implementation: One of the least developed countries in the world, the Solomon Islands consists of over 997 islands from which 97 ...
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Sumba Island, Indonesia

Sumba Island, Indonesia

  • Target: Electrify 95% of the island and exclusively provide  power from renewable energy until 2025
  • Status: In progress - 10% of electricity production from solar, biogas and hydro.
  • RES: Most of projects rely on solar PV, biogas, or micro-hydro systems.
  • Implementation: The ...
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Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania, Australia

  • Target: 100% renewable energy by 2020.
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Hydropower, windpower, rooftop solar photovoltaics.
  • Implementation: In 2013, the Tasmanian Government launched a climate action plan the "Climate Smart Tasmania: A 2020 Climate Change Strategy" which outlined the 100% ...
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Fakaofo, Tokelau

Tokelau

  • Target: 100% renewable energy
  • Status: Achieved
  • RES: 1MW off-grid solar energy system across three main atolls of Tokelau. The project includes : 4032 solar modules, 196 string inverters, 112 DC charge controllers, 84 battery inverters and 1344 batteries in ...
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Tuvalu

Tuvalu

  • Target: Achieve 100% renewable electricity and increase energy efficiency by 30%, by 2020
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Solar photovoltaics, and biogas from pig manure.
  • Implementation: In 2009, the government of Tuvalu adopted the National Energy Policy (NEP) setting out its 100% target. The National ...
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Vanuatu

Vanuatu

  • Target: Transition to renewable energy balanced with energy efficiency to stimulate green growth.
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Solar energy, hydropower and geothermal, coconut oil for biofuel.
  • Implementation: Vanuatu is a nation of the South Pacific Ocean comprising around 80 islands ...
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Yakushima, Japan

Yakushima, Japan

  • Target: Become a carbon free island by achieving a 100% renewable energy target.
  • Status: Achieved
  • RES: Hydropower, windpower, electric vehicle (EV) system.
  • Implementation: Yakushima is the fifth biggest island in Japan, located South of Japan's main island, and part ...
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