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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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19/04/2017
By: Manuel WELSCH, Steve PYE, Dogan KELES, Aurélie FAURE, Audrey DOBBINS, Abhishek SHIVAKUMAR, Paul DEANE, Mark HOWELLS

This book was authored by the Insight_e European consortium, in which the Ifri Center for Energy was involved between 2014 and 2017. It is based on the key research projects carried out over the last three years on the Energy Union, greenhouse gas emissions reduction policies, security of gas...

31/03/2017

France’s current presidential campaign has created an unprecedented situation fuelled by revelations and a total absence of restraint, but it has not truly taken account of the disruptions of the last year: Brexit, the attempted coup in Turkey, the election of Donald Trump, the recapturing of...

20/03/2017
By: Abhishek SHIVAKUMAR, Aurélie FAURE, Bo NORMARK, Sunay GUPTA, Tom KOBER, Christian BAUER, Zhang XIAOJIN

Storage technologies have the potential to significantly support the EU’s electricity system, bringing a number of flexibility services. There are numerous electric energy storage (EES) technologies, tackling different magnitudes in terms of quantity of energy, ramp-up time, duration of...

28/02/2017

More than three years have already passed since China’s new silk roads were launched by President Xi Jinping. When he first mentioned the idea in an autumn 2013 speech in Kazakhstan, questions quickly emerged on the meaning of this general concept, which soon became widely promoted through a...

16/02/2017
By: Bruno LESCOEUR

The United Kingdom chose to leave the European Union at a crucial moment for the Energy Union, and in a period when the necessity of leading a coherent energy transition is strongly shared by EU countries. In the light of this conjunction of events, this study analyses the determining factors...

31/01/2017

This study analyses the likelihood of cyber attacks against European energy infrastructures and their potential consequences, particularly on the electricity grid. It also delivers a comparative analysis of measures taken by different European countries to protect their industries and...

24/01/2017
By: Steve PYE, Carole MATHIEU, Paul DEANE

On June 23rd, the UK voted 51.9% to 48.1% to leave the European Union. While the referendum outcome was not legally binding, the broad political consensus that has since emerged across both Remain and Brexit camps has been that the will of the majority must be upheld. So while the UK leaving...

17/01/2017

Southeast Asia is one of the world's most dynamic regions and experiences strong economic and energy demand growth rates. In this context, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is seeking to interconnect the electric grids and gas networks of the countries...

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Nov
2012
Wednesday 14 November 2012
from 16:00 to 18:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Ifri, the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) and the Sciences Po Energy students Association (SPEA) organize a presentation of the World Energy Outlook 202 with Dan Dorner, Senior Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency, AIE, Maïté Jauréguy-Naudin<...>

18
Oct
2012
Thursday 18 October 2012
from 09:30 to 12:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

As part of the Ifri Energy Breakfast Roundtables, a seminar with avec Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe, Energy Economist, Brian Ricketts, Secretary General European Association for Coal and Lignite (Euracoal), and Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Head of Unit,...

12
Jul
2012
Thursday 12 July 2012
from 09:00 to 11:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

As part of the Center for Energy at Ifri, a seminar with Matthias Dürr, Head of Brussels Office, RWE AG, Maïté Jauréguy-Naudin, Director of the Center for Energy, Ifri, Luc Van Nuffel, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Department Strategy &...

14
Dec
2011
Wednesday 14 December 2011
from 08:00 to 10:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

As part of the Center for Energy at Ifri, a seminar with Anthony Livanios, CEO of Energy Stream CMG, Christoph Van Agt, Senior Fellow, Clingendael Internationa Energy Program, Netherlands, et Maciej Wozniak, Independent Energy Expert, Poland....

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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

2017