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Iceland's Minister of Industry Ossur Skarphedinsson signs the EDIN terms of reference on August 27, 2008, making Iceland an EDIN partner and steering committee member.

Partners in the international partnership for Energy Development in Island Nations (EDIN) are countries that strive to deploy renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and help islands attain specific, measurable clean energy targets.

Partners also work to transfer clean energy technologies by

  • Convening policy advisors, technical experts, and financial leaders
  • Promoting the dissemination of clean energy technologies, finance models, and best-practice policies to project participants
  • Maximizing deployment within their own countries.

Partners include

EDIN partners all share some common traits:

  • They are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
  • They have clean energy manufacturing facilities within their territories and/or have incorporated entities that specialize in clean energy development.
  • They demonstrate an interest in deploying renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, as evidenced by enacted laws and policies.
  • They have all expressed a strong commitment to helping other islands achieve greater energy security and independence through the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

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