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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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Delivering heating innovation to rural areas

The European Commission recently presented its strategic vision for a carbon neutral Europe by 2050. Delivering low carbon and low-cost heating innovation is necessary to reach this goal.

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Clean air and decarbonisation policies: what about rural buildings in Europe?

2019 sees the start of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) new 5-year strategic plan. The top issues identified by the WHO and its health partners are air pollution and climate change…

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Rural Energy by the Numbers

Rural Energy in Motion