U.S. Virgin Islands Clean Energy Workshop—February 2010
The first Energy Development in Island Nations (EDIN) Clean Energy Workshop in support of EDIN's U.S. Virgin Islands pilot project took place at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, February 16–18.
The workshop focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, strategy and policy development, and energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment.
More than 25 government leaders, energy office officials, and utility company executives from the USVI attended the workshop, which kicked off with Gov. John P. de Johngh Jr.'s announcement of the territory's goal of a 60% reduction in fossil fuel-based energy consumption by 2025.
The event culminated with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among the USVI, DOE, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. The MOU established the objectives of the USVI pilot project and outlined how NREL and DOE would work with USVI to develop and implement a strategy to increase energy security in the territory.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies
Learn about energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies from an island perspective from the following presentations, available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader.
- Designing Buildings for Maximum Efficiency in the Tropics
- Landfill Gas
- Ocean Energy Overview
- Solar Energy
- Waste to Energy
- Wind Energy Technology
Strategy and Policy Development
Learn about island energy strategy and policy development from the following presentations, available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader.
- Hawai'i Clean Energy Initiative
- Pillar Mountain Wind Project (Kodiak, Alaska)
- Policies to Promote Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
- Promoting Green Jobs & Industries
- The Urgency of Climate Change and the Role of Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Deployment
Learn about creative solutions to the unique clean energy deployment challenges islands face from the following presentations, available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader.