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Major stakes of the electricity sector

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This area 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

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Carole MATHIEU

Head of EU Policies, Center for Energy & Climate

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Hugo LE PICARD

Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

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Olivier APPERT

Senior Advisor, Center for Energy & Climate

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Cédric PHILIBERT

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

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Kevin TU

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

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09/05/2016

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...

07/04/2016

Transitioning to a low-carbon, decentralized and digitalized electricity system requires setting out new roles for incumbent suppliers, new entrants and consumers now generating their own power. Where is the US electricity industry heading and what does it say about market designs for the 21st...

07/03/2016

Complementary solutions to national grid extensions let hope for significant improvements in the field of energy access, consistent with current economic and environmental challenges. This Note explores the regulatory and economic prerequisites that must be enhanced in order to support the...

18/09/2015

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...

08/09/2015
By: Laura PARMIGIANI

Water scarcity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states has traditionally been addressed by finding new ways of producing water. The high costs of desalinated water production are borne by the State through subsidies. As this trend is not environmentally or economically sustainable, new...

23/06/2015
By: Joris DEHLER,  (KIT), Dogan KELES (KIT), Thomas TELSNIG (IER), Benjamin FLEISCHER (IER), Manuel BAUMANN (KIT), David FRABOULET (KIC-IE/CEA), Aurélie FAURE (IFRI), Wolf FICHTNER (KIT)

A report released by Insight_E, the European energy consortium specialised on energy policy research and analysis
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18/06/2015
By: Paul DEANE, , Cherrelle EID (IFRI),  Sean COLLINS, Brian O'GALLACHOIR (UCC), Rupert HARTEL, Dogan KELES, Wolf FICHTNER (KIT)

A report released by Insight_e,  the European energy consortium specialised on energy policy research and analysis<...>

23/05/2015
By: Fabienne PEHUET LUCET

Considerable investment will be needed in order to meet increasing world-wide demand for energy and replace ageing existing plants. In a context where struggling against climate change is a widely shared objective, a sizeable portion of the $16000Bn future investment in electricity generation...

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