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 CO2 savings in rural areas.