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LET’S DECARBONATE REGIONS!

By ENGIE - 17 November 2021 - 14:56

After COP26, during which decarbonisation and its challenges made the headlines, ENGIE explores the definition of this new word and the already very concrete solutions that we are developing in the territories.

 

1. Decarbonisation: definition

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What is decarbonisation?

One of the latest buzz words, decarbonisation is directly associated with the fight against climate change. But what exactly is it? What goals have been set in this respect? And practically speaking, how do you go about decarbonising? Keep reading to find out

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Decarbonising our regions: many opportunities!

Our country's target for carbon neutrality by 2050 obviously applies to regions. But the challenge is so much more than an obligation - it also offers many opportunities for regions to (re)vitalise their economic growth, their jobs, their appeal, etc. To decarbonise our economy and achieve neutrality by 2050, public authorities are taking a number of measures: promoting energy efficiency in industry and housing, developing renewables as a replacement for all or a proportion of traditional energy sources, promoting energy sufficiency, etc.  Keep reading

2. ENGIE decarbonates and energises regions

Decarbonizing regions unfolds locally

Highly supportive of its industrial clients for years, ENGIE is also a close ally of local authorities. We are convinced that as beneficial as renewables are for the environment, they are also beneficial for regions, to which they can supply energy. To develop renewables, whether wind power, biogas, or hydrogen, it is essential to build more dedicated infrastructures. These implantations naturally have a positive local impact in more than one respect. In an approach based on circular economy, they encourage the development of SMEs and micro businesses, for example through their involvement in installation work, which has a powerful impact on regional employment. Read the article

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Renewables are energising regions

Renewable energies are both beneficial for the environment and a source of wealth for regions. This is true of wind and solar energy, and biogases (particularly biomethane and renewable hydrogen), which allows to promote local resources seldom used until now. This results in the creation of jobs, earnings and new industrial and territorial ecosystems! Click to know more

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Biomethane: the asset of regions for a carbon-free economy

In an era where decarbonisation and the search for reliable and sustainable energy production solutions have taken the centre stage, ENGIE is betting more than ever on biomethane; a renewable energy with numerous advantages. As such, the Group has recently inaugurated three new methane units in France. Le Mans (Sarthe) on 28 September, Fougères (Ille-et-Vilaine) two days later, and Chaumont (Haute-Marne) on 14 October. Over the recent weeks, ENGIE BiOZ - the Group’s biomethane development entity in France - has inaugurated a number of new facilities dedicated to renewable gas production. Keep reading

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Fulfilling jobs of tomorrow in renewable energies

With the development around renewable energies, certain professions are evolving and others are coming to light. There are even some jobs that we do not yet suspect. It is in the best interest of large companies to provide the best possible support for this professional transition so that they can benefit from the dynamic that new “green jobs” can offer, and be committed to a professional life that best meets these new goals. Discover our jobs in renewables