EU to help Mediterranean islands go green

A new project to help Mediterranean islands transition to green energy has been launched. The Promoting Renewable Energy Sources Integration for Smart Mediterranean Islands (PRISMI) project aims to allow local authorities […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A new project to help Mediterranean islands transition to green energy has been launched.

The Promoting Renewable Energy Sources Integration for Smart Mediterranean Islands (PRISMI) project aims to allow local authorities to see the potential of renewable energy on their island and plan how to implement it in an effective and affordable way.

The 18-month project hopes that low carbon and climate change resilient energy systems will one day allow each island to be energy independent.

PRISMI will be primarily funded as part of the European Cooperation Programme for the Mediterranean Area – the EU will provide around €510,000 (£441,000), 85% of the total budget of €600,000 (£518,000).

The initial meeting at the Sapienza University of Rome also concluded a toolkit would be developed to assess the feasibility of various energy scenarios on each of the region’s islands, which include areas of Italy, Croatia, Cyprus and more.