You are here

Major stakes of the electricity sector

capture_electricite_axe.jpg

The Major stakes of the electricity sector research axis whithin Ifri's Center for Energy & Climate focuses on the economic and geopolitic transformation of the electricity sector, at French, European and global levels. A specific attention is devoted to the future of the nuclear industry and the strong development of renewable energy sources.

Marc-Antoine EYL-MAZZEGA

Director of Ifri’s Center for Energy & Climate

...
Diana-Paula GHERASIM

Research Fellow, Head of European energy and climate policies, Center for Energy & Climate

...
Thibault MICHEL

Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

...
Hugo LE PICARD

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

...
Olivier APPERT

Senior Advisor, Center for Energy & Climate

...
Cédric PHILIBERT

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

...
Kevin TU

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

...
19/04/2023

Russia’s war in Ukraine, and the brutal decoupling from Russian fossil fuels, is a game changer for the Central and Eastern Europe region which was still heavily dependent on Russia for its energy supply. 

16/02/2023
By: Diana-Paula GHERASIM, as member of the G20 Energy Task Force organized by Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, within the framework of the Task Force for Energy Transitions & Climate Finance

India is at the helm of the G20 presidency since the 1st of December 2022 for the duration of a year, with energy transition and climate finance being key topics on its agenda. In this context, the Gateway House put in place a G20 Energy Task Force to which Ifri’s Research...

09/01/2023
By: Gilles LEPESANT

“Deutschland – Einstieg in die Deindustrialisierung?” – “Germany, the beginning of deindustrialisation?” asked the German economic newspaper Handelsblatt in the context of the spike in energy prices that has put at risk thousands of companies across Germany in 2022. Whereas...

22/11/2022

We have made considerable progress in twelve years and the new European Union targets change the scale of renewables, facilitating the electrification of uses. Renewable energies must be pushed to the maximum regardless the future of nuclear power generation.

14/11/2022

The European Green Deal (EGD) is the single most defining policy initiative of the von der Leyen Commission. Since its publication in December 2019, it has become the European Union’s (EU) new raison d’être: protecting the planet and Europeans from environmental...

23/09/2022

After several decades of reforms, the situation in centralized power sectors has hardly changed. The sub-Saharan power sector remains underdeveloped, and power sectors are experiencing significant financial difficulties that have been further exacerbated first by the effects of the pandemic...

16/05/2022

Only eight years are left to expand by almost three times the current total installed wind and solar energy capacity in the European Union (EU) in adding around 600 gigawatts (GW), and so reach the highly-ambitious 2030 targets. This requires a mobilization whose scale is immense – amidst...

01/02/2022

2.6 billion people globally and 1 billion in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) cook using biomass fuel. The detrimental effects on the environment and public health, as well as the time and money lost are considerable. If nothing new is done, this situation will worsen further in SSA.

18/01/2022
By: Hugo LE PICARD, Matthieu TOULEMONT

The market for decentralized solar systems first developed in rural Africa, and today it is expanding to the continent’s cities, though these areas are already covered by each country’s central network.

17
Nov
2020
Tuesday 17 November 2020
from 16:00 to 17:30 - Videoconferences

With the recent discoveries of large gas resources in Sub-Saharan Africa, cheap renewable energy sources, loose LNG markets with competitive prices, there is a unique momentum to accelerate the electrification of the continent with gas/LNG to power, solar and hydro as backbones. 

30
Sep
2020
Wednesday 30 September 2020
from 12:30 to 13:30 - Videoconferences

Faced with an unprecedented environmental, sanitary and economic crisis, the European Union is determined to turn the challenges into an opportunity: adopting the 750 billion EUR European recovery plan and making the Green Deal centre stage. 

26
Jun
2020
Friday 26 June 2020
from 15:00 to 17:00 - Videoconferences

Affordable and reliable electricity access is a prerequisite for the development of sustainable cities in sub-Saharan Africa. Improving the financial and operational viability of the region’s power sectors is a prerequisite for the multiplication of solar projects. 

20
Nov
2019
Wednesday 20 November 2019
from 17:15 to 19:15 - External Events

The annual World Energy Outlook is the International Energy Agency’s flagship publication, used as a reference by both governments and the energy industry. This year’s edition updates the outlooks for all fuels, technologies and regions, based on the latest market data, policy initiatives and...

06
Jun
2019
Thursday 06 June 2019
from 09:00 to 11:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The electricity system in North-West continental Europe is highly-interconnected and political decisions to adjust the national generation mixes have direct implications on neighboring countries.

28
Jan
2019
Monday 28 January 2019 to Tuesday 29 January 2019
from Monday 28 January 2019 15:00 to Tuesday 29 January 2019 13:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The 4x4 Directors Forum is an annual meeting gathering the directors of four European and four African Think Tanks to discuss current challenges that both continents are facing. The purpose is to identify common positions and asymmetries, and address possible areas of cooperation in order to...

08
Nov
2018
Thursday 08 November 2018
from 09:00 to 17:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Despite its marginal contribution to the historical growth in greenhouse gas emissions, the African continent could be one of the most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.

11
Oct
2018
Thursday 11 October 2018
from 09:00 to 14:30 - Conférences

After years of debates around the structural failures of the EU electricity markets, time has come to agree on potential remedies. With the adoption of the Clean Energy Package, a new legislative framework will govern electricity exchanges for the next decade. In parallel, the EU is about to...

27
Jun
2018
Wednesday 27 June 2018
from 09:00 to 11:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Mediterranean countries have to embrace the challenge of balancing the energy needs of their growing populations and economies, with energy security considerations and environmental sustainability commitments, in line with the recent Paris Agreement on climate.

17/07/2017
By: Vincent THOUVENIN

Vincent Thouvenin, Director for European Affairs of RTE, explains the role and challenges faced by transmission system operators in the energy transition at the 2030 horizon, and how the Clean Energy Package will accompany the transformation of our electricity systems.

13/07/2017
By: Mario PAIN

Deputy Director, Ministère de la transition écologique et solidaire, describes the main challenges for the French energy system at the 2030 horizon and highlights the need to find the right balance between EU harmonization and national measures to achieve energy transition at the lowest cost.<...>