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Energy & Climate

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Ifri has celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019 and is ranked in the top-3 of the world's most influential think-tanks (Upenn Index). Its Center for Energy & Climate combines a unique expertise on energy & climate policies and European and global energy markets, technologies and value chains. In particular, the Center analyses the interplay between geopolitics, geo-economics and energy markets & policies. And how the traditional tensions around fossil fuels evolve and are complemented by new rivalries for other resources, norms, technologies, investments, value chains.

Through its reports, closed-door seminars and open events in Paris and Brussels, the Center for Energy & Climate is conducting forefront and independent research to provide strategic information and analyses to policy-makers, industry stakeholders, academia, media and the wider public. The Center is a leading voice in France and the European Union.

 

Research areas

  • The strategic dimension of the European Union energy transition and drive towards carbon neutrality by 2050; cooperation and coordination among relevant actors; geo-economic rivalries around the deployment of low carbon energy systems; risks and opportunities for public and private stakeholders.
  • Shifting power relations and alliances in the global climate governance and implementation of the Paris Agreement; climate change and instability.
  • Electricity sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa: scaling up sustainable electricity access, attracting investments and restructuring, and developing low carbon electricity systems.
  • The evolving interdependence between and among fossil fuels producers and consumers; the future stability and geopolitical orientation of fossil fuel exporters.

 

Organisation of the Centre

The governance and financial structure of the Center ensures that our work is fully independent and of the highest quality and relevance. The Center is financed by Ifri partner institutions, organizations and companies as presented in Ifri's activity report.

The Steering Committee gathers representatives from the Center’s partners, the Director of Ifri, and the Director of the Center for Energy & Climate. Meetings of the Steering Committee provide our partners the opportunity to express their views on the general orientation of the Center.

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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Benjamin AUGE

Associate Research Fellow, Africa Studies Center / Center for Energy and Climate

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Sylvie CORNOT-GANDOLPHE

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

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Cécile MAISONNEUVE

Senior Advisor, Center for Energy & Climate

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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Thibaud VOÏTA

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

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20/09/2016

European clean transport policy envisages the development of charging infrastructures for electric vehicles within a European e-mobility framework. After the downturns of the Volkswagen scandal and the prevailing low European carbon price, the EU is bringing forward car passenger transport...

12/07/2016

The Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive has been adopted on July 6th, 2016 by the European Parliament, three years after the initial proposal by the European Commission. It paves the way for a much needed common cyber security strategy within the EU. This Edito explains the...

10/06/2016
By: Hitomi ROPPONGI

Tokyo is known as a pioneer throughout the history of Japan’s environmental policy, often being compared to California in the United States or Paris in France. Following the global trend of growing local initiatives tackling climate change, Tokyo introduced a cap-and-trade scheme in 2010 ahead...

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...

23
Nov
2010
Tuesday 23 November 2010
from 08:00 to 10:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

As part of the Ifri Energy Breakfast Roundtable, a seminar with Philip Andrews-Speed, China Energy Policy Specialist, Ian Cronshaw, Head of the Energy Diversification Division, IEA and John Seaman, Junior Research Fellow,...

13
Oct
2010
Wednesday 13 October 2010
from 09:00 to 11:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

As part of the Ifri Energy Breakfast Roundtable, a seminar with Antonio Lucio-Villegas,Director Oficina de Bruselas, Red Eléctrica de Espana, and Lykke Mulvad Jeppesen, Economist, Group Support / Regulatory Affairs, Dong Energy and Richard Cooke<...>

29
Sep
2010
Wednesday 29 September 2010
from 09:00 to 11:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

As part of the Ifri Energy Breakfast Roundtable, a seminar Philippe Marcus, Deputy Vice President, GDF Suez E&P, Dr Simon Mathias, Lecturer of Geoscience in the Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University (UK) et Dr Isabelle Moretti,...

07
Jun
2010
Monday 07 June 2010
from 09:00 to 11:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

As part of the Ifri Energy Breakfast Roundtable, a seminar with Don Gautier, U.S. Geological Survey, Ewa Zalewska, Director of the Department of Geology and Geological Concessions, Ministry of the Environment, Poland, Hans Van der Loo, Head...

31
May
2010
Monday 31 May 2010
from 18:00 to 19:30 - Ifri Conferences

Conference avec Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Deparment of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

In her role as Assistant Secretary, Ms. Zoi manages the U.S. Department of Energy's $2.3 billion applied science, research,...


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2020

  • Analyse of the key issues that will make or break the Green Deal's energy and industrial aspects, by Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director of the Center for Energy & Climate, Ifri, 19 may 2020: The Twelve Labours of the European Green Deal

 

2019

  • Presentation by Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director of Ifri Center for Energy, 2nd German-Danish Roundtable on Energy Transition, Copenhaguen, 24 September 2019: The perspectives for biomethane in the EU
     
  • Dialogue with Naftogaz CEO Kobolyev on gas negociations and Naftogaz restructuring, Brussels, 20 September 2019.
     

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        Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director, Ifri Center for Energy and Andriy Kobolyev, CEO, Naftogaz

  • Hearing of Carole Mathieu, Head of EU Energy & Climate Policies of the Ifri Center for Energy, National Assembly,  25 July 2019, Paris : Commission of inquiery Impacts of the Energy Transition (video)

    

 

  • Fruitful conversation with Egypt's Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources Tarek El Molla about Egypt's impressive energy sector reforms and positioning as a regional gas hub, Ifri, 12 June, Paris.

Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director of Ifri Center for Energy, Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Egypt, Thomas Gomart, Director of Ifri

 

 

2018

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