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Major stakes of the electricity sector

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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

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Diana-Paula GHERASIM

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

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Thibault MICHEL

Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

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Hugo LE PICARD

Associate 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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11/03/2020

Although it is still marginal, the market for electric vehicles (EVs) is growing. According to the French Institute of Petroleum and Renewable Energies (IFPEN, Institut Français du Pétrole et des Énergies Renouvelables), EVs accounted for a little more than 2% of the light vehicle market in...

14/01/2020

French stakeholders in civilian nuclear energy are making a full diagnosis of the industry in order to cope with disappointments and lay down the conditions for relaunching programs for building reactors.

18/09/2019

With the expansion of modern production and consumption patterns to large African cities, population growth and urbanization, production of municipal waste has risen sharply. Unregulated dumps are becoming numerous and have strong negative health effects by polluting the local environment....

09/07/2019

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...

04/06/2019

In most of the pathways that limit global warming to 1.5°C, capture of CO2 from fossil-fuel or biomass-based installations and its long-term geological storage (carbon capture and storage - CCS and bio-energy with carbon capture and storage - BECCS) plays a crucial role.

25/01/2019
By: Mikaa MERED

According to a 2008 estimate, the Arctic hosts approximately 412 billion barrels of oil equivalent of conventional oil and gas resources. And since then, following the so-called shale revolution and technology improvements, numbers have gone even higher. 

18/12/2018
By: Cécile PELAUDEIX

Interest in deep seabed mining is growing due to the increasing in global demand for metals and recent technological progress. Critical metals are used in low carbon energy technologies, as well as in the mobility, electronics and the defense industries. Metals become strategic when they are...

15/10/2018
By: Carole MATHIEU, Steve PYE, Paul DEANE

When it comes to energy and electricity in particular, there can be no winner in the Brexit negotiations. The only reasonable objective should be to minimise losses and avoid trade friction.

31/05/2018

Coal in the power sector is the principal focus of climate-related policies due to its high carbon intensity, making CO2 emissions from coal a leading contributor to climate change. 

22
Mar
2016
Tuesday 22 March 2016
from 09:00 to 11:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

On both sides of the Atlantic, the electric industry is undergoing a profound transformation. Flattening demand, the expansion of low marginal cost renewable production and a growing proportion of decentralized resources create major challenges for traditional players, in particular when it...

30
Jun
2015
Tuesday 30 June 2015
from 09:00 to 11:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

With a higher deployment of renewable energy sources, EU Member States need to rethink the operations of their electricity networks. The challenges are not uniform across Europe as RES penetration varies between countries and regions and its deployment leads to an...

27
Feb
2014
Thursday 27 February 2014
from 16:00 to 18:00 - External Events

L'AIE vient de publier l'édition 2013 de son rapport Energy "World Energy Outook" (WEO) qui analyse les perspectives énergétiques mondiales d'ici 2035. Quel impact sur la compétitivité des grandes régions du monde ? Où en sont les marchés pétroliers ? Comment donner corps aux politiques d...

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