FREE Network

FREE NETWORK

  • CEJA is the voice of Europe’s young generation of farmers to the European institutions. CEJA represents around one million young farmers in Europe and actively cooperates with other young farmers’ organisations in the European Union.


    » http://www.ceja.eu/
  • COGEN Europe is the European Trade Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration. Its principal goal is to work towards the wider use of cogeneration in Europe for a sustainable energy future.


    » http://www.cogeneurope.eu/
  • Glass for Europe is the trade association for Europe’s manufacturers of flat glass. It aims to enhance broader understanding among policy-makers of what flat glass is and to underline the critical and unique role its products play in reducing energy consumption.


    » http://www.glassforeurope.com/
  • The Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) is a registered charity promoting sustainable development for the benefit of the public by means of energy conservation and the use of renewable energy.


    » http://www.ref.org.uk/
  • The European LPG Association (AEGPL) represents the main European LPG suppliers, distributors and equipment manufacturers. AEGPL is committed to demonstrating the meaningful role that LPG - the safe, clean, healthy, multi-purpose, efficient and strategic energy solution - can play in the European energy portfolio.


    » http://www.aegpl.eu/
  • Podlaskie Voivodeship is a province in North-Eastern Poland with Białystok city as its capital. The natural conditions of the region are conducive to the development of organic growing, which at present is practised by around 100 farms. Over 600 farms in the region offer agro tourist services.


    » http://www.podlaskie.eu/
  • Rinnai is the largest manufacturer of gas kitchen appliances, gas hot-water, air-conditioning and heating units. Being the leading producer of gas heating solutions worldwide, Rinnai carries on innovating to ensure a greener environment.


    » http://www.rinnaiuk.com/
  • ACRE is the national body of the Rural Community Action Network (RCAN). Its members provide comprehensive support and advocacy to help rural communities take action for themselves to achieve a vibrant and sustainable future.


    » http://www.acre.org.uk/
  • National Energy Action (NEA) is a major national charity whose work to improve and promote energy efficiency brings social, environmental, housing and employment benefits. NEA’s mission is to ensure that everyone in the UK can afford to meet their energy needs in the home, sufficient for good health, comfort and well-being.


    » http://www.nea.org.uk/
  • Tecnocasa Climatizzazione has been operating in the field of air-conditioning and energy saving since 1978. For more than 30 years it has been striving to achieve one goal: assigning R&D and resources in order to offer cutting-edge, efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly equipment.


    » http://www.tecno-casa.com
  • Polyurethanes are versatile, modern and safe. They are used in a wide variety of applications to create all manner of consumer and industrial products that play a crucial role in making our lives more convenient, comfortable and environmentally friendly.


    » http://www.polyurethanes.org
  • EC Power is the leading supplier of energy systems for hotels, public buildings, schools, hospitals, residential care homes, swimming pools, leisure centers, etc. EC Power supplies intelligent Combined Heat and Power (CHP) units of 10-50 kWe.


    » http://www.ecpower.eu/
  • Euromontana is the European multisectoral association for co-operation and development of mountain territories. It embraces regional and national mountain organisations throughout greater Europe, including regional development agencies, local authorities, agriculture organisations, environmental agencies, forestry organisations and research institutes.


    » http://www.euromontana.org/
  • BDR Thermea is a world leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative heating and hot water systems and services. The group has a top market position in Western Europe and strong positions in rapidly growing markets. In total BDR Thermea operates in more than 70 countries worldwide employing over 6,400 people.

     


    » http://www.bdrthermea.com
  • Regional Office of Silesia Region (BRWS) is one of 16 polish representations operating in Brussels. BRWS started it’s activity on the 1st of July 2002 based on Silesian Local Parliament Resolution, but it’s offcial opening took place on the 16th September of 2002. Since then office has been functioning according to its Status and Organizational Rules and Scheme and its directly supervised by the Board of Silesian Voivodeship.


    » http://www.silesia-europa.pl/index.php?jezyk=en&grupa=9&dzi=1243416837&art=1243417052&id_menu=65
  • The Subcarpathian Renewable Energy Cluster (PKEO) aims at creating networks of cooperation between representatives of regional universities, business support institutions, administrative bodies and entrepreneurs from the renewable energy sector. The PKEO also works towards stimulating the development of new technologies and innovative products and solutions, supporting actions related to sustainable use of renewable energy sources, and creating joint innovative solutions developed with the participation of R&D units of partner universities.


    » http://energia.rzeszow.pl/
  • FREE is an official partner of the European Commission Climate Change Campaign “A world you like. With a climate you like.”

    “A world you like – with a climate you like” is the flagship communication campaign on climate action of the European Commission. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the benefits for the EU of moving towards a low-carbon society. The campaign takes a modern, positive approach to communicating climate action. It seeks to demonstrate the link between the societal benefits of climate action with benefits for the individual. And rather than focussing on the challenges and costs, solutions are at the centre of attention. The campaign is designed as a platform for dialogue and a showroom for solutions and best practices.


    » http://world-you-like.europa.eu/en/
  • The Central Denmark EU Office represents the 19 municipalities of the Central Denmark Region, the regional government, and Aarhus University. By 2025, the Region will be producing 50% of energy concumption from a broad range of renewable energy sources: bio-energy, wind, solar, etc. The Region has the world’s tightest wind cluster and a large number of farms - 65% of land is cultivated.


    » http://www.centraldenmark.eu/
  • Region Zealand is the southernmostadministrative region of Denmark. The region has 17 municipalities. and approximately 800.000 inhabitants. It consists of the former counties of Roskilde, Storstrøm, and Vestsjælland.

    The region is named after the island of Zealand, which it shares with the neighbouring Danish Capital Region. Region Zealand also includes the adjacent islands of Lolland, Falster, and Møn.


    » http://www.zealanddenmark.eu/en/

  • RURENER is a network of small rural communities (villages and small towns) that want to reach a neutral energy print at the local level. The RURENER network brings tools and methods to support its members in setting up a local energy strategy and action plan.


    » http://rurener.eu
  • Royal HaskoningDHV is a leading independent, international project management and engineering consultancy service provider. Specialising in planning and transport, infrastructure, water, maritime, aviation, industry, energy, mining and buildings, each year it contributes to the delivery of some 30,000 projects around the world on behalf of its public and private sector clients.


    » http://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com
  • SHV Energy is a family-owned multinational organisation that consists of a group of specialised energy companies. These companies provide people and businesses with decentralised personalised energy solutions and services. Its customers often live or work in areas beyond the natural gas grid and rely on SHV Energy companies for their most important energy sources. SHV Energy is servicing the needs of over 30 million customers over three continents that use its energy for hundreds of applications.


    » http://www.shvenergy.com/
  • IREEN is a strategy project which examines the ways that ICT for energy efficient and performance can be extended beyond individual homes and buildings to the wider context of neighbourhoods and communities.


    » http://www.ireenproject.eu

FRIENDS OF FREE

  • Bela Glattfelder MEP

    In march 2013, the FREE initiative gladly welcomed Bela Glattfelder to its 'Friends of FREE' network.

    Bela Glattfelder, a substitute for the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and the Committee on Fisheries, is closely involved in the Parliamentary work on rural development. On becoming a Friend of FREE, Glattfelder stated his belief that “in the future, agriculture and rural areas will produce not only food, but also renewable energies, since they can be produced mostly in rural areas. Renewable energies are becoming increasingly popular among farmers, the rural areas and agriculture in Europe cannot be competitive without them.”

    http://glattfelder.fidesz-eu.hu/

  • Lena Kolarska-Bobińska, Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education

    In March 2013, the FREE initiative had the pleasure of welcoming professor Lena Kolarska-Bobińska to its network of friends. Ms. Kolarska-Bobińska is currently the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education.

    Prior to her current position, Lena Kolarska-Bobińska was a Member of the European Parliament, where she was sitting on the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy. She was also responsible for rural development issues. Closely involved in rural energy activities over the past years, Ms. Kolarska-Bobińska was the draftswoman of the Parliamentary report on “The role of EU cohesion policy and its actors in implementing the new European energy policy”, which calls for an improved energy situation in rural areas.

    http://www.lenalubelska.pl/

  • Brian Meaney

    In February 2013, the FREE initiative was very happy to welcome Mr. Brian Meaney as a "Friend of Free". 

    Mr. Brian Meaney is a draftsman of the Committee of the Regions Opinion on ‘Energy efficiency in cities and regions — a focus on the differences between rural districts and cities’.  He is a Founding Member of the Clare Green Party in Ireland and demonstrated his support for the FREE initiative while drafting the Opinion, where he included several references to FREE research.

    http://www.brianmeaney.ie/

  • Julie Girling MEP

    Also in February 2013, The FREE initiative has been officially endorsed by  Julie Girling MEP, a British Conservative politician, currently serving as a Member of European Parliament for the South West of England. Ms. Girling is a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and a strong supporter of cleaner and decentralised energy options in rural areas.

    http://www.juliegirling.com/

  • Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP

    MEP Lambert van Nistelrooij is one of FREE's longest-standing supporters and friends.

    A Member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Regional Development and a Dutch politician, Mr. van Nistelrooij, who was awarded MEP of the year in the “Regional Policy” category in 2010, has shown time and again his committment to rural energy issues.

    http://www.cda.nl/nistelrooij/

  • Danuta Hübner MEP

    The FREE initiative is honoured to have Professor Danuta Hübner as a ‘Friend of FREE’.  Prof. Hübner has demonstrated on many occasions her commitment to rural energy and rural communities and was FREE's first official 'friend'.

    Professor Danuta Hübner is a prominent Polish economist, a co-creator of Polish economic policy since the early 1990s, and she has been instrumental in leading Poland toward membership of the European Union and the OECD. She became the first Minister for European Affairs in the Polish government, as well as the first Polish EU Commissioner. As Commissioner, and before that as UN Undersecretary General, she has served in some of the highest posts in global institutions. In her work as Commissioner, she was responsible for Regional Policy.

    http://danuta-huebner.pl/en/about_me.html

  • Vicky Ford MEP

    In January 2014, the FREE initiative gladly welcomed Vicky Ford to its 'Friends of FREE' network.

    Vicky Ford, a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and part of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, is concerned with Energy matters for the East of England. Vicky has been one of the leading MEPs negotiating the Horizon 2020 package, funding Science and Research. She is also a member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and was the Conservative Spokesman for this committee from 2009-2011.

    Vicky has been the rapporteur for the Parliament on offshore oil and gas safety and the fiscal framework directive. In addition, she has worked as shadow rapporteur for the European Conservatives and Reformist Group (ECR) on energy efficiency legislation and all research funding matters.

    http://www.vickyford.org/

  • Andrzej Grzyb MEP

    FREE is happy to announce that Andrzej Grzyb MEP has joined the growing number of policymakers vocal in their support of the FREE campaign. He has in the past shown commitment to long term planning for Europe’s energy needs. Poland’s energy sector is having an increasing impact on rural areas there, we in FREE are proud to represent their interests.

    http://andrzejgrzyb.eu/