West Sussex County Council, England

Keywords: renewable energy region, 100% renewable energy self sufficiency region, West Sussex County Council, renewable energy in West Sussex County Council. West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire, and Surrey (Figure 1). West Sussex is a diverse county, it is well known for…

Continue Reading

International Study of RE-Regions: Varese Ligure, Liguria, Italy

Keywords: renewable energy region, 100% renewable energy self sufficiency region, Varese Ligure, renewable energy in Varese Ligure. Varese Ligure is a municipality in the Italian Region Liguria. Politically, the region is apart of La Spezia province.[1] It is a small rural village which 95% of the land of the rural local authority has not been…

Continue Reading

The municipality of Thisted in Northwest Jutland, Denmark

Keywords: renewable energy region, 100% renewable energy self sufficiency region, Thisted Municipality, renewable energy in Thisted Municipality. Thisted Municipality[1] is a municipality in Region Nordjyland, Denmark. [2] The municipality covers area 1,093 km 2 and has total population 45,596 inhabitants in 2009. [3] The main town and the site of its municipal council is the…

Continue Reading

International Study of RE-Regions: The Community of Chepelare

Keywords: renewable energy region, 100% renewable energy self sufficiency region, Chepelare, renewable energy in Chepelare. Chepelare municipality is located in the Rhodopi mountain,[1] in the central of the mountain by the Chepelare River in the southern part of Bulgaria. The town of Chepelare (Figure 1) is 230 km from the capital of Bulgaria “Sofia”,[2] 80…

Continue Reading

International Study of RE-Regions: Tenerife Island, Spain

Keywords: renewable energy region, 100% renewable energy self sufficiency region, Tenerife Island, renewable energy in Tenerife Island. Tenerife, a Spanish island, is the largest of the seven Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean of the coast of Africa (Figure 1). It is located in central position between the other Canary Islands of Gran Canaria, La…

Continue Reading

International Study of RE-Regions: Sustainable Energy Zone, Japan

eywords: renewable energy region, 100% renewable energy self sufficiency region, Sustainable Zone. Sustainable energy zone is a phrase invented by a Chiba University research group leader Prof. Hidefumi Kurasaka. It refers to a zone where all energy requirements can be met by renewable (natural energy) created within that zone. In this case, renewable energy refers…

Continue Reading

Self Sufficiency Energy Villages, Korea

Keywords: renewable energy region, 100% renewable energy self sufficiency region. Dongwang is the first self sufficient energy village in the world. It is located in the west of Jeju-do Island, the biggest southern island in South Korea (Figure 1). This semi-tropical village takes benefit from the solar energy to fulfill their electricity demand.   In…

Continue Reading

International Study of RE-Regions: Samsø, Denmark

Keywords: renewable energy region, 100% renewable energy self sufficiency region, Samsoe, renewable energy in Samsø. Samsø is a Danish island[1] located in the North Sea bay of Kattegat (Figure 1), between the mainland of Jutland and the island of Zealand,[2] 15 km from the Jutland Peninsula.[1] Samsø is a small island and community.[2] The community…

Continue Reading

Republic of Cyprus (Cyprus Island)

Keywords: renewable energy region, 100% renewable energy self sufficiency region, Cyprus Island, renewable energy in Cyprus Island.Cyprus is located in the eastern Mediterranean, at the geographical latitude of 350N (Figure 1). This island has an area 9,251 km2. The population in 1998 was 663,300 inhabitants. The economy is driven by tourist and services sectors. The…

Continue Reading

Renewable Energy Regions and Municipalities, Germany

Keywords: renewable energy region, 100% renewable energy self sufficiency region, Germany, renewable energy self sufficiency region in Germany. Federal republic of Germany is a country in Central Europe (Figure 1). It is bordered by (Figure 2):[1] North: North Sea, Denmark, and Baltic Sea East: Poland, Czech Republic South: Austria, Switzerland West: France,Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherland  …

Continue Reading