Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate
- renewable energy
- energy efficiency
- electricity grids
- European energy policy
Michel CRUCIANI is Senior Advisor at the Centre of Geopolitics of Energy and Raw Materials (CGEMP), University Paris-Dauphine, since February 2007. He contributes in particular to studies, organization of conferences, publications, and provides teaching on Renewable Energy for students in the Master "Energy, Finance, Carbon".
Michel Cruciani graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers. Prior to the CGEMP, he shared activities between Gaz de France (Technical Services, then Economic Studies), CFDT (Member of the Board of Gaz de France, then Deputy Secretary General of the Federation of Gas and Electricity), and finally within Electricité de France (Department of European Affairs).
In these jobs, he followed the liberalization of the gas and electricity industry in the United States and in Europe, as well as the rise of environmental concerns, leading to the adoption of climate policies, a new role for nuclear energy and the promotion of renewable energy.
Michel Cruciani is associated to the work of the Ifri Center for Energy & Climate since 2009.
Offshore Wind Power Floating in its Industrial and Technological Dimension Études de l’Ifri, July 2019
Europe has become a frontrunner in fixed offshore wind. Can this success story be replicated with floating offshore wind, a technology that would lift the sea depth constraint and thus open up wider market opportunities? This research study looks at the main success factors for this emerging...
The Expansion of Offshore Wind Power in the North Sea: A Strategic Opportunity for the European Union Études de l'Ifri, July 2018
The North Sea is the cradle of the global offshore wind industry. The favourable wind patterns in the Southern part and the low depth of water have created an enabling environment for the construction of the first wind turbines in the world. Public policies have progressively encouraged...
The European Union is about to adopt new renewable energy targets for 2030. While going beyond the initially-planned 27% is absolutely feasible, the EU strategy can only be credible if it is based on a good mix between performance and effort obligations, and also includes possible review...
The study analyses the European rules designed to promote renewable energy, highlighting their innovations and the difficulties they will raise. The study highlights the consequences of some of the measures envisaged and pays particular attention to the electricity market.
This study analyses the evolutions of Sweden's energy choices, including in terms of nuclear power policy, carbon tax and renewable energies development. Considered as one of the most outstanding example of successful energy transition, Sweden might well face difficulties similar to those of...
After a century of close development between power generation facilities and networks, the liberalisation of the electricity sector has broken this link in Europe. Long-distance transmission networks now play a key role in stimulating competition between generators by giving consumers access...
After a decade characterised by the take-off of renewable energies, Germany decided in 2010 to make them the top priority. At the same time, it decided to make exemplary efforts in terms of energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gases. The audacious nature of this policy was...
Shared projects, shared tenders and joint R&D projects could see low-cost offshore windfarms and interconnectors criss-crossing the North Sea.