At the beginning of this year, the total amount of solar photovoltaic power generating capacity in Europe broke through the 100-gigawatt barrier. This figure has been made possible not only by falling generating costs, but also by the growing interest of business users and domestic consumers in this eco-friendly, innovative source of power. Here's the ENGIE assessment...
Isabelle Kocher was appointed as ENGIE Group CEO on May 3. She succeeds Gérard Mestrallet, who becomes Chairman of the Board. Isabelle Kocher unveils her roadmap to establish ENGIE as a leading force in the energy transition over the next three years.
The term 'smart energy' refers to a more responsible and more intelligent way of consuming energy. Thanks to connected objects, remote management and new technologies, it is now possible to respond more effectively to customer needs, at the same time as reducing the cost and impact of the energy they consume. ENGIE and Smart Impulse are renewing and strengthening their smart energy partnership to deliver more effective support for achieving the goals of the energy transition.
The Jupiter 1000 project, France's first Power to Gas demonstrator plant, was officially launched by ENGIE subsidiary GRTgaz on March 30. So what is the principle behind it? It is to convert energy generated from renewable sources to gas that can then be stored. Find out more...
In the wake of the Paris climate agreement, the World Bank has announced a plan to bring electricity generated from renewable sources to 150 million homes in the developing world between now and 2020. ENGIE has made access to sustainable energy one of its flagship commitments, and supports mature projects through its ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies Solidarity investment fund.
On November 30th 2015, President Hollande, Prime Minister Modi and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon formally announced one of the COP 21’s key initiatives: the International Solar Alliance (ISA). They called for one trillion dollars of investment in solar assets in 121 countries, via the Terrawatt Initiative. While the official signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement is held at the United Nations on April 22, a high-level roundtable of the ISA is organized to discuss the financing opportunities.
This season, the Kitesurf Speed Crossing French Championship - aka the ENGIE Kite Tour - will involve some 80 riders in competing from beaches all around the French coast in 4 stages from May to October. This essential championship series is eagerly awaited by kitesurfers.
2015 was a record year for investment in energy from renewable sources, with a total of €286 billion* invested during the year. The year was also remarkable for the fact that, for the first time ever, developing country investment in renewables overtook that of the developed world. As an integral part of this dynamic global transition, ENGIE has been committed for many years to diversifying its installed base of generating assets to include 'green' energy sources.
17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were defined in 2015 to succeed to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in 2000 and which ended in 2015. A High-level debate on how to achieve the SDGs by 2030 is held on April 21 at the United Nations. The objective: to increase international awareness and momentum. It is also a unique opportunity to highlight the synergy between the outcomes of the COP21 and the 2030 Agenda.
Group Head of Environmental and Social Responsibility Anne Chassagnette addressed the French National Assembly on March 30, 2016 as part of a roundtable session focusing on the post-COP21 period. ENGIE was invited to contribute as a private-sector stakeholder and comment on proposals for the initiatives that France could support during the year. We highlight the flagship positions adopted by the Group.