Myth : It's up to the urban population to sort out climate change

Europe will not be able to reach its commitments to alleviating climate change without the full participation and involvement of rural communities. Not only does the rural population need to be able to make the right energy choices, but most of the renewable options, from wind farms, to solar, to micro-CHP, will require the willing participation of rural communities



FREE Position on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

The FREE Initiative is pleased to present its position paper on how Europe can make its rural building stock more energy efficient and sustainable.

Key is the need for policymakers to specifically address the unique and particular needs of rural buildings under a dedicated strategy. Any less than this will continue the current trend of insufficient action from the EU and Member States.

You can find our full position paper here.