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Major stakes of the electricity sector


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


Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

Olivier APPERT

Senior Advisor, Center for Energy & Climate


Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

Kevin TU

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

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


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This article, issued after Asia Center and ASEF's international conference on coal issues in China (26th and 27th of June 2014 in Beijing), tackles the challenges the country is facing in restructuring its coal industry, in a context of severe and recurrent air, soil and water pollution...


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In polarized politics, the voter must take on faith the wisdom inherent in the principled political position. Who cannot be impressed by the nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima, especially after living through the fallout from Chernobyl? But is it reasonable to send the voter to the booth with...

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