No. 26 (2023): Transizione Energetica
Research and Experimentation

Energy independence and decarbonisation: a new approach for Mediterranean islands

Davide Astiaso Garcia
Dipartimento di Pianificazione, Design e Tecnologia dell’Architettura (PDTA) Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia
Adriana Scarlet Sferra
Dipartimento di Pianificazione, Design e Tecnologia dell’Architettura Sapienza Università di Roma
Elisa Pennacchia
Dipartimento di Architettura e Progetto Sapienza Università di Roma

Published 2023-10-31


  • Decarbonisation,
  • Electrification,
  • Energy efficiency,
  • Renewable energy,
  • Energy communities

How to Cite

Astiaso Garcia, D., Sferra, A. S., & Pennacchia, E. (2023). Energy independence and decarbonisation: a new approach for Mediterranean islands. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (26), 163–172.


The original feature of this paper is the development of a toolkit for the decarbonisation of Mediterranean islands. The defined methodology was aimed to develop framework, skills and capabilities, coordinating and tailoring predictive assessment tools, analysing three alternative scenarios for the penetration of renewable sources into the energy system by 2030, consistently with a rationale of integration between technologies, production sectors and available funds. The findings of the research cofinanced by the European Programme Interreg Med (2014-2020) support Local Authorities by developing more effective methods and databases to plan and manage interventions in favour of the energy and cultural transition also through energy communities.


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