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Over 50% of European citizens live in rural areas. They occupy over 90% of Europe’s territory and contribute 43% of Europe’s gross value. And yet, despite their importance, rural communities are rarely considered by politicians and regulators when writing energy policy. Read more

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  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    The Renewable Energy Directive is an opportunity to reshape rural Europe’s energy mix

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  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Energy efficiency can be the first fuel of rural Europe

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Free Network

FREE is a platform to actively promote the use of sustainable energy in rural communities and is open to like-minded organisations that support the rural energy cause. Come and join the FREE Network!

  • CEJA
  • Cogen
  • Glass for Europe
  • The Renewable Energy Foundation
  • Podlaskie Voivodeship
  • Rinnai
  • ACRE
  • NEA
  • Tecnocasa
  • Polyurethanes
  • EC Power
  • BDR Thermea
  • Regional Office of Silesia in Brussels
  • PKEO
  • Royal HaskoningDHV
  • SHV Energy
  • IREEN Project
  • Central Denmark Region
  • Zealand Region - Denmark