Myth : Rural areas have a low carbon footprint

Rural communities often have higher carbon footprints than their urban counterparts as well as significant quality of air issues. This is due to a number of factors: the need to drive longer distances, a lack of energy choice leading to the use of polluting fuels (coal, heating oil, wood), and the agricultural output of greenhouse gases

White papers

The ‘White Paper’ outlines current policy challenges related to the development of clean energy in rural regions and presents a set of policy recommendations with regards to energy efficiency, air quality, fuel poverty and CO2 emissions in rural areas.