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Get Out of Town – Fill the Rural Energy Gap

3rd June 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The FREE Initiative (Future of Rural Energy in Europe) and the RUMRA & Smart Villages Intergroup are delighted to invite you to the launch of their webinar series Get out of Town – Fill the Rural Energy Gap. These briefing sessions are aimed at MEPs, MEP assistants and members of the Intergroup. They will focus on highlighting key rural energy challenges & potential solutions.

Rural communities are disadvantaged when it comes to energy choice. European citizens living in rural areas face a reduced, costly, and often polluting and carbon-intensive choice to meet their energy needs – not to mention an older and hard to heat or treat housing stock. In the context of the upcoming Fit For 55 Package, EU policies need to address air quality, emission reduction and energy affordability in rural areas.

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Rural Energy in Europe – What does the future hold?

Thursday 03 June – 14:00 (WebEx)



Panel discussion

  • MEP Sean Kelly, Member of the ITRE Committee.
  • Robert Honeyman, Head of Analysis, Low Carbon Business Unit at Gemserv and author of the FREE study.
  • Stefan Schmidt, Public Affairs Manager at Primagas Energie, provider of off-grid energy.


Concluding remarks – Silvia Estivill, FREE (Future of Rural Energy in Europe) Initiative.

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3rd June 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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