La Palma Renovable aims to facilitate the transition towards a 100% renewable energy island. We focus on promoting distributed energy generation, citizen participation, and a strong local economy in order to achieve energy sovereignty on La Palma in the Canary Islands.
In order to achieve the decarbonisation of our island, the project La Palma Renovable has set the following goals:
Every person on the island is needed to achieve these objectives. We are all protagonists of our island’s energy transition. This is why one of the key roles of the project is to coordinate all the puzzle pieces of our island: administrations, academia and schools, companies, associations and households.
La Palma Renovable was formed thanks to the citizen movement “Plataforma por Un Nuevo Modelo Energético (Px1NME, translated: Platform for a new energy model), which had previously developed the Pathway towards a New Energy Model (Ruta por un Nuevo Modelo Energético) and the Manifiesto del Electrón (a manifesto signed by all local authorities on the island, committing themselves to a clean energy transition). The island government not only signed the document, but decided to finance a project that would coordinate the implementation of the objectives laid out in the manifesto. This is how La Palma Renovable was born – first as a project under the consultancy company SODEPAL (2018-2019), and later as the independent Socio-Environmental Association of La Palma Renovable.
In 2019, La Palma was selected as one of the pilot islands of the Clean energy for EU islands secretariat, an initiative of the European Commission.
Some of the partner organisations we work with include: