The Regional Development Fund of Crete/ Energy Agency implements a systematic procedure of multi-stakeholder participatory dialogue and working plan for the establishment of a roadmap and an Action Plan for the Clean Energy Transition of the island of Crete. This procedure is based on the EU Green Deal and subsequent new EU targets as well as:
The Regional Energy Agency of Crete is the regional coordinator of the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) and the Covenant of Islands for the whole island of Crete and member of the Regional Innovation Council, capitalising its long experience in energy and climate planning.
The island of Crete is the biggest one among the 26 pilot islands chosen in 2019 by the EU Secretariat for Clean Energy for EU islands. Therefore, the exercise for the Clean Energy transition of such a big island is much more complex and timeconsuming and the results will be of a particular interest. The structured and strategic dialogue, led by the Regional Energy Agency of Crete during 2020-21 with all relevant stakeholders, is also combined with horizontal assessment for sectoral works and implementation for renewable energy sources, energy efficiency in public and private buildings, bioclimatic public places, energy cooperatives, public lighting, virtual net metering in municipalities, sustainable energy education in schools, and projects related to circular economy.
The main ongoing and expected outcomes include:
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