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FREE Initiative – The Future of Rural Energy in Europe

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18.06.2021

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FREE Webinar recap: Rural Energy in Europe – What does the future hold?

On 3 June 2021 the RUMRA & Smart Villages Intergroup in the European Parliament & the FREE – Future of Rural Energy in Europe – Initiative launched the webinar series Get out of Town – Fill the Rural Energy Gap.

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04.06.2020

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COVID-19: Rural energy matters to deliver a just economic recovery in Europe

Tackling the significant socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will constitute an unprecedented challenge for the European Union (EU). As the situation continues to evolve, emergency measures remain a priority and the FREE Initiative expresses its strong support for the EU’s response to tackle the immediate consequences of the crisis.

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11.06.2019

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Supporting rural consumers through the low carbon transition

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) reviewed Europe’s decarbonisation opportunities through six hypothetical scenarios for hitting net zero emissions by 2050.

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