Energy Transition
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Energy Transition

Energy transition is on everyone’s lips. And so it should be. Because it’s everyone’s business. And because it’s urgently needed. The latest IPCC report clearly shows this – in order to keep the global temperature rise to 1.5°C between now and the end of the century, we need to reduce our COemissions by 45% by 2030.

We all have a role to play in saving our planet – governments, local authorities, companies, universities, NGOs and individual citizens. 

And not forgetting of course engineers, whose scientific and technical input is primordial. This pack is aimed at addressing energy transition through the eyes and actions of engineers and encouraging their peers to go down the same route.

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Smart cities: stop or more?

54% of our planet’s inhabitants currently live in towns or cities and by 2030, two thirds of the world’s population will be urban dwellers. This rising demography is proving a real test of...

Spotlight on innovations for renewable energies

Within the energy transition process currently taking place, renewable energies have been identified as one of the main drivers of transformation. For example, in February 2018, renewables (excluding ...

Calling on engineers to combat global warming!

Combatting global warming requires citizens to rethink their lifestyles, businesses to alter their industrial processes, and politicians to set an example and pass legislation that encourages eco-frie...

Electricity – the energy of the 21st century

Between now and at least 2050, the combination of high population growth, strong economic development, increased demand for foodstuffs, equipment and transport, and a boom in all forms of automation a...

Nuclear power: a crucial component of a carbon-free mix

Scenarios drawn up by Negawatt and the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) estimate that by 2050 all of France’s electricity needs can be covered by renewables. However, thes...

What place will nuclear have in the energy mix by 2040?

The debates prior to the French government drawing up its multi-annual energy programme are now in full swing and both pro- and anti-nuclear lobbies are making their voices heard. In recent weeks it h...

Energy transition: the good and bad role models

When we hear about energy transition in the media, it’s often difficult to distinguish between what’s true and what’s false and to understand which changes can have a real impact on reduci...

If I install a solar panel does it mean I’m green?

Solar energy : Impact of the environment Ever since the French physicist Edmond Becquerel discovered the photovoltaic effect in 1838, it has been possible to generate electricity from sunlight. The po...