The purpose of this paper is to go through the transformations that new modes of energy storage – mostly batteries – are expected to bring to the energy systems.
European energy policy
The European energy policy research axis whithin Ifri's Center for Energy & Climate examines the major policy regulatory issues of the European internal and external energy policies, with a focus on the integration of energy markets and the deployment of low-carbon technologies.
Given the tensions between the EU and its main gas supplier, Russia, the European Commission has been revisiting since 2014 its energy security strategy.
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...
Exploring the strengths and weaknesses of European innovation capacity within the Strategic Energy Technologies (SET) Plan INSIGHT_E Policy Report August 2015
The purpose of this policy report is to explore the strengths and weaknesses of European innovation capacity within the Strategic Energy Technologies (SET) Plan Integrated Roadmap.
The European Gas Market Looking for its Golden Age? Paris : Ifri, 2015, 93 p. (Coll. Les études Ifri)
The EU gas policy has to deal with a new landscape on the supply and demand sides. This study examines five major recent evolutions of the EU gas market: the relations with Russia, LNG coming back to Europe, the decrease of Groningen production, the contrasted evolutions of shale gas and the...
Shaping Expectations to Foster the Low Carbon Transition: Can COP21 be a catalyst for action? INSIGHT_E Hot Energy Topic #11
This report explores the debate on how COP21 could shape expectations of a global shift towards decarbonisation and thus boost low carbon investments.
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...
Report published by Instytut Spraw Publicznych (ISP) and presented at the 1-2 July 2015 conference organised by ISP, Stiftung Genshagen and Ifri:
A report released by Insight_E, the European energy consortium specialised on energy policy research and analysis
Demand Response in Europe’s Electricity Sector: Market barriers and outstanding issues Actuelles de l'Ifri, April 2015
In October 2014, Europe’s drive for sustainability has been further continued with the set objectives for 2030, aiming for 40% emission reduction compared to 1990 levels and at least a 27% share of renewable energy sources. For the longer term, the European Commission (EC) targets a zero CO...