Published: 29.11.2016

Breakfast briefing with Mercedes Bresso, Member of the European Parliament

Pierre Schellekens, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Cañete

Fulco van Lede, CEO, SHV Energy

on Rural Energy Matters: A New Rural Energy Agenda For Europe

29 november 2016, 08:00-09:30, European Parliament, Members’ Restaurant, Brussels

As the EU reflects on how to address its climate challenges on a regional basis, policymakers have focused on how best to address the needs of cities. However, the EU’s strategy for moving towards a more sustainable Europe must encompass all European citizens if it is to be successful – a Rural Energy Agenda is essential. This event will consider how to set the right regulatory framework within the EU to allow rural areas to transition away from their current energy mix, dominated by heating oil and coal, and towards cleaner energy options. It will also highlight the publication of a new study focusing on the rural energy mix. This study highlights the policy steps the EU can take to unlock up to 100 million tonnes of COsavings in rural areas.