Former President of the Scientific Committee of Ifri's Center for Energy
Jacques Lesourne was an economist and an alumni of the Ecole Polytechnique in France. He has held numerous positions, starting as the head of the economic services at Charbonnages de France (1954-1957). He next served as the executive director of the Sema Group (1958-1975), before becoming the director of the Interfutures Project with the OECD (1976- 1979). He was a professor of economics (1974-1998), while also serving as the head of the economic and business department at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (1974-1991).
Jacques Lesourne was the director of the newspaper Le Monde from 1991 to 1994. He chaired the French Association of Economic Science (1981-1983), the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) (1986-1989), the association Futuribles, the project FutuRIS, and the Scientific Committee of Ifri's Center for Energy. He has published over thirty books on prospective studies and economics.
The European Union : When the Commission and Governments put the Future of Electricity Producers at Stake Edito Energie
RWE, EON, EDF, ENGIE and other large utilities are in financial turmoil. This situation, which would have been unlikely twenty years ago, is related to several failures in governance within the EU as well as to global evolutions. This Edito Energie analyses the situation of...
The European Commission has just made public a green paper devoted to its energy and climate policies until 2030.
Chinese Climate Policy: Institutions and Intent Paris : Ifri, 2011, 126 p. (Coll. Gouvernance européenne et géopolitique de l'énergie ; 12) (Coll. Les études Ifri)
Until the late 1990s, the balance of Chinese energy production and consumption was treated by the rest of the world as a net figure. No one knew what was going on inside the Chinese economy - it was a black box. As far as anyone was concerned, the Chinese would not soon be a major factor in...
The double disaster of Fukushima, a natural disaster comprising an earthquake and a tsunami and a large-scale industrial nuclear disaster, behoves all countries to consider the lessons which they can draw from it.
Who hasn’t heard of the 3x20, those pillars of European energy policy? And yet who is able to give their exact definition?
A year ago, I would have responded to this question rather positively. Nowadays, I am not so sure. My relative optimism before was based on the replacement of a group of monopoly-holding (at least regionally) national operators, by an oligopoly of operators with a sizeable proportion of their...
On the 28th September 2010, Angela Merkel announced her government’s publication of an “energy concept” describing the target which the Federal Republic hoped to give itself regarding its energy consumption in 2050.
Climate change, the risks it implies, the time horizons it imposes and the extent of possible consequences it threaten are exposing how the media deals with public issues.
Energy in India's Future: Insights Paris : Ifri, 2009 - 194 p. - (Gouvernance européenne et géopolitique de l'énergie, n° 7), (Les études Ifri)
The IFRI European Governance and Geopolitics of Energy Project intends this study to deepen public understanding of the magnitude of India's challenges....