Hydrogen, a driving force for new mobility

Hydrogen, a driving force for new mobility

On the occasion of the Paris Motor Show, Franck Bruel, Deputy General Manager at ENGIE, explains the key role of hydrogen in the energy transition.

ITS World Congress 2018

Ending the Energy Access Paradox

Are we to choose between protecting the environment and the legitimate concern for social justice and decent living conditions of emerging and developing nations? Isabelle Kocher, General Manager at ENGIE, gives us her opinion

ITS World Congress 2018

ITS World Congress 2018 to make our cities greener and more liveable

On the occasion of the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen from 17 to 21 September 2018, Ovarith Troeung described in a forum the expectations of various cities in terms of mobility, to which ENGIE contributes.

More sustainable mass transit with ENGIE

More sustainable mass transit with ENGIE

In metropolises and large cities today, journey times on public transit networks are still very long. This can be discouraging as many of us are convinced that mass transit is at the heart of more sustainable mobility.

Digital goes green

Digital goes green

Relying on renewable energies, Yves le Gelard, Chief Digital Officer at ENGIE designs the group's strategy to combat digital pollution.

The Age of responsibility

The Age of responsibility

In a LinkedIn tribune published on 29 August 2018, Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE's Chief Executive Officer, discusses the responsibilities that today fall to companies, judged in the light of their global impact on society and the environment.

ENGIE, les villes et le progrès durable

ENGIE: cities and sustainable progress

Discover ENGIE better cities today or how ENGIE is building tomorrow's city today through a series of articles and interviews in our special City report. Michael Schack, Director in charge of networks and cogeneration, B2T business at ENGIE, makes his contribution in this forum.

Isabelle Kocher: Hydrogen

Isabelle Kocher: “Hydrogen – The Missing Link”

“We need to find the right economic models for using renewable hydrogen in transport, micro-networks, gas networks etc., in order to be able to scale up”. Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE CEO, in an article published on LinkedIn on June 11th, 2018.

“Renewable hydrogen, the new horizon of innovation” by Franck Bruel

“Renewable hydrogen, the new horizon of innovation” by Franck Bruel

Throughout June, we are giving you a chance to find out about hydrogen, its potential and the issues surrounding its development. You will find a series of articles and interviews in a special feature on hydrogen. This article is written by Franck Bruel, Executive Vice President of ENGIE, member of the Executive Committee and head of the France B2B BU.

Biogas, a product that meets the essential challenges for the future of humanity.

Biogas, a product that meets the essential challenges for the future of humanity.

Integrating into a logic of circular economy, biogas brings together the fundamental qualities in order to develop a green gas and a sustainable agriculture. Explanations with Jean-Marc Leroy, ENGIE's Gas Chain Managing Director, interviewed by Anne Chassagnette, Environmental and Societal Responsibility Director.

Sustainable development and business

Urban transport networks are positioning themselves on hydrogen

In an article published on LinkedIn on March 23, 2018, Philippe Van Deven, CEO of ENGIE subsidiary GNVERT, explains why the Group has chosen to focus on hydrogen fuel, particularly as an alternative and complementary solution to NGV and electricity.

Sustainable development and business

Sustainable development and business

How is ENGIE leveraging its expertise as an industry leader to directly address those social issues related to its own specialist skills ? Find out more in the LinkedIn article published by ENGIE Environmental and Societal Responsibility Director Anne Chassagnette.

 Green bonds: a cornerstone of sustainable finance

Green bonds: a cornerstone of sustainable finance

How to finance energy transition? This question remains at the heart of the fight against climate change. For Judith Hartmann, Chief Financial Officer of ENGIE, green bonds are an effective solution. Find out why in this article published on LinkedIn on January 17 this year.

Sustainable finance at the heart of combating climate change

Sustainable finance at the heart of combating climate change

At a time when climate change presents us with a global-scale challenge, finance has a key role to play as a driving force for change. It is increasingly central to business models, and favors the emergence of sustainable projects. Anne Chassagnette, Environmental and Societal Responsibility Director at ENGIE, explains in an article published on LinkedIn.

Sustainable development and business

ENGIE at Davos: reducing the economic, climatic and social imbalances born out of the current growth model

The imbalances born out of the current economic and social model are creating a divided world. As breeding grounds for protest movements, they also reveal a profound aspiration for a return to harmonious progress and sustainable, inclusive growth. ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher is in no doubt: what we are seeing is the end of a cycle, and companies can play a decisive role in reducing these imbalances.

“ENGIE will invest €1 billion in energy efficiency”, Isabelle Kocher

“ENGIE will invest €1 billion in energy efficiency”, Isabelle Kocher

At the Climate Summit held in Paris on December 12, ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher will announce the Group’s plan to invest €1 billion over the next five years in improving the energy efficiency of buildings in France. She will also remind her audience that companies have a major role to play in countering climate change, and advocated the introduction of a carbon price in the range €20-€30.

“ENGIE is on the acquisition trail”, Isabelle Kocher

“ENGIE is on the acquisition trail”, Isabelle Kocher

The Group has withdrawn from its upstream Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) business interests to focus more intensely on markets where it can make a real difference, and especially those for regasification infrastructures and retail marketing of LNG. ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher explains why in Le Figaro.

“We are focusing all our resources on the technologies that will forge the energy world of tomorrow.”

“We are focusing all our resources on the technologies that will forge the energy world of tomorrow.”

To coincide with the presentation of the Global Compact for the Environment at the United Nations on September 19, ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher reiterated the importance of multilateral action to combat climate change as part of Climate Week NYC.

Why the energy transition is (also) about gas

Why the energy transition is (also) about gas

Natural gas occupies a prime position in successful delivery of the energy transition: it is simultaneously a substitute for polluting energy sources and the essential ally of renewables. Find out why in this article by Isabelle Kocher published by LinkedIn on September 19 this year.

ENGIE and Paris 2024: because creating services for the new world of energy is a high-performance challenge!

ENGIE and Paris 2024: because creating services for the new world of energy is a high-performance challenge!

Franck Bruel, Executive Vice-President of ENGIE, explains the thinking that lies behind ENGIE's commitment as the official partner of Paris 2024. According to him, this was not a coincidence, as the Group's activities are at the heart of numerous sport amenities. ENGIE wants to provide a high quality service, so that this adventure happens in the best conditions.

New markets for natural gas

New markets for natural gas

“Combined cycle gas power plants are the best for complementing the intermittent nature of renewable energies.” In an interview with the magazine Pétrole et Gaz Informations, Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President of ENGIE, explains the role played by natural gas in the energy  transition.

Vers l’avènement d’un monde de l’énergie en « full 3D »

“The ‘operating system’ approach: how to ensure the integrity of decentralized networks”

Today, grid operators, regulators and centralized energy production companies guarantee secure production, taking account of national security issues. But what about tomorrow?” Thierry Lepercq, Executive Vice President at ENGIE in charge of Research & Technology and Innovation, provides an answer.

Olivier Biancarelli: « From smart city to smart territories »

Olivier Biancarelli: « From smart city to smart territories »

“To shift from the smart city to smart territories, we have made a clear choice.” What choice is that? Olivier Biancarelli, Director of Decentralized Solutions for Cities and Territories and a member of ENGIE’s Operational Management Committee, provides the answer.

Isabelle Kocher: “Is the energy revolution for today or for tomorrow?”

Isabelle Kocher: “Is the energy revolution for today or for tomorrow?”

“The energy revolution represents the promise of decarbonized world where we will be able to reconcile economic and environmental progress.” In an article published on LinkedIn, ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher discusses innovations supported by the Group to speed up the energy revolution.

“The energy revolution is inevitable and represents a fundamentally positive movement”

“The energy revolution is inevitable and represents a fundamentally positive movement”

The road to energy transition sometimes seems to be strewn with obstacles, but it is worth persevering if we want to live in a greener, more balanced world. Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE, talks about this on LinkedIn, highlighting the vital progress that has been made by companies and governments with respect to renewable energies, all around the world.

“Everybody’s talking about the energy transition. We’re doing it”, Isabelle Kocher

“Everybody’s talking about the energy transition. We’re doing it”, Isabelle Kocher

A leap into the unknown for some people, a bold gamble for others: the ambitious transformation plan for ENGIE, scheduled over three years, is already bearing fruit, according to the Group’s CEO, Isabelle Kocher. She gives her explanations in Paris Match, talking particularly about the Group’s key investments in green solutions to replace oil and coal.

“We are ahead of our transformation plan”, Isabelle Kocher

“We are ahead of our transformation plan”, Isabelle Kocher

CEO of the ENGIE Group since May 2016, Isabelle Kocher has launched a vast transformation plan and is steering the Group’s activities toward new high-potential energy sectors.

“Africa reflects the challenge of better energy access and hopes for innovation”

“Africa reflects the challenge of better energy access and hopes for innovation”

Public lighting, healthcare infrastructures, access to clean drinking water, education and exposure to air pollution... Improved access to energy across the continent of Africa is essential for substantial progress to be made in all these key areas. Group CEO Isabelle Kocher draws on examples of solutions developed by ENGIE in this part of the world to give a detailed explanation of her overview in an article published on LinkedIn.

Isabelle Kocher: “Today gas is at the heart of the ongoing energy revolution”

Isabelle Kocher: “Today gas is at the heart of the ongoing energy revolution”

Electricity production needs to replace coal in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to develop renewable energies while guaranteeing network stability. Natural gas appears to be the ideal solution. Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE, is in no doubt. She talks to the French Gas Association about natural gas projects developed by the Group throughout the world.

The advent of a world of energy in “full 3D”

The advent of a world of energy in “full 3D”

Interviewed by La Tribune on the occasion of the AGM of the French Association for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, Thierry Lepercq, Executive Vice President at ENGIE, explains how the Group’s innovation professionals are giving the necessary impetus to the Group’s new buzzwords – decarbonization, decentralization and digitalization – to transform them successfully into an economic model for tomorrow.

Energy Forum 2016: “The new energy wars”

Energy Forum 2016: “The new energy wars”

Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE, and Isabelle Kocher, Chief Executive Officer, were guests at the 9th Paris Energy Forum on Thursday, November 24, 2016. They spoke about the substantial changes that the energy universe is experiencing, particularly resulting from climate change and from the domination of digital technology in our society.

Isabelle Kocher: “We draw our inspiration from the major players in the digital world”

Isabelle Kocher: “We draw our inspiration from the major players in the digital world”

Discover ENGIE Digital, a hub dedicated to the Group’s digital transformation. The new entity is home to ENGIE employees and partners working collaboratively on ways of meeting the new needs of the energy industry.

Isabelle Kocher: “Come to ENGIE Digital to be an inventor”

Isabelle Kocher: “Come to ENGIE Digital to be an inventor”

The energy company tops the eCAC40 digital maturity prize list of major French groups. ENGIE’s CEO, Isabelle Kocher, is relying on the digital transformation to decentralize the company organization and decarbonize its business model.

Isabelle Kocher: “We have radically changed the organizational structure of ENGIE”

"Isabelle Kocher: “We have radically changed the organizational structure of ENGIE”"

In her interview with Le Monde on September 22, ENGIE Group CEO Isabelle Kocher talked about the key missions that ENGIE has set itself for successful delivery of the energy revolution today, especially in terms of investment in renewables, gas supply networks and decentralized generating solutions.

Funding solar should be as easy as making yourself a coffee

"Funding solar should be as easy as making yourself a coffee"

Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba, Secretary General of the Terrawatt Initiative, sees solar power as a massive potential market. In an interview with La Tribune, he explains in detail the goals of the international organization launched in the run-up to COP21, and the financial and structural resources deployed to achieve them.

“A world with 100% renewable energy is possible… but not yet”

“A world with 100% renewable energy is possible… but not yet”

For Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE, investing in the development of renewable energies – solar energy in particular – appears to be an obvious way of fighting against climate change. Interviewed by Le Journal du Dimanche, she reviews the steps that the Group plans to take by 2018.

Isabelle Kocher at the Minds and Machines Forum

Isabelle Kocher at the Minds and Machines Forum

ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher was present at the Minds and Machines forum organised by General Electric in Paris. During her intervention, Isabelle Kocher talks about ENGIE’s position on going digital and innovation.

“In our world, digital technology is as vital to us as the air we breathe”

“In our world, digital technology is as vital to us as the air we breathe”

Energy and digital technology are the two inseparable driving forces behind the industrial revolution now underway. Find out more about the ENGIE Group digitalization strategy in the interview that ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher gave to the newspaper Les Echos on June 28.

Towards a new energy mix

"Towards a new energy mix"

Lowering the company's center of gravity, and giving its people greater freedom to innovate creatively at the point where value is created... at operational level. Redesigning the divisions of the Group around their geographic regions. These are the strategic measures taken by ENGIE in response to the energy transition, and explained in detail by CEO Isabelle Kocher to Le Monde.

Isabelle Kocher: “We have to reinvent energy”

Isabelle Kocher: “We have to reinvent energy”

ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher spoke at the Bpifrance Inno Génération entrepreneurs' fair on Wednesday, May 25. See her speech on the theme of innovation and the digital world as enablers of the energy transformation.

“Africa reflects the challenge of better energy access and hopes for innovation”

“Africa reflects the challenge of better energy access and hopes for innovation”

Public lighting, healthcare infrastructures, access to clean drinking water, education and exposure to air pollution... Improved access to energy across the continent of Africa is essential for substantial progress to be made in all these key areas. Group CEO Isabelle Kocher draws on examples of solutions developed by ENGIE in this part of the world to give a detailed explanation of her overview in an article published on LinkedIn.

“Affordable solar for all is our best option to tackle emission issues”

“Affordable solar for all is our best option to tackle emission issues”

Organized in conjunction with the Moroccan Business Confederation (CGEM), the French Business Confederation (MEDEF) and the Terrawatt Initiative, the first Solar@COP conference was held as a side event at COP22 in Marrakech on Tuesday, November 15. ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher was one of the industrial, political and financial leaders invited to speak on the subject of solar energy as a key solution in the fight against global warming.

Isabelle Kocher: “We want to focus our investments on generating low carbon energy and innovative integrated solutions”

Isabelle Kocher: “We want to focus our investments on generating low carbon energy and innovative integrated solutions”

In an interview with French daily Le Parisien on March 7, Isabelle Kocher talked about the process of transformational change going on within the Group to address the energy challenges of tomorrow.

“We want to be a global leader in the energy transition”

"We want to be a global leader in the energy transition"

In an interview published in BFM Business on February 29, ENGIE Chairman and CEO Gérard Mestrallet looked back on the Group’s financial results for 2015. He also used the interview to explain the Group’s new global strategy and to talk about the appointment of Isabelle Kocher as CEO.

The 21st century will mark the end of fossil fuels

"The 21st century will mark the end of fossil fuels"

ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher sees the disappearance of fossil fuels and their replacement by renewables as the great challenge of our time. In Le Monde, she sets out what the Group is trying to achieve in practical terms to promote the international energy transition.

“There are jobs to be created by the energy transition”

"There are jobs to be created by the energy transition"

On the day that MEDEF opened its youth-themed summer school, ENGIE Chairman & CEO Gérard Mestrallet appeared on the France 2 channel to explain the measures put in place by the Group to make it easier for students to make the transition to working life. In the run-up to COP21 in Paris this December, he also referred to the growing commitment of private companies to engage in the process of countering global warming.

The potential of solar is enormous: twenty times the level of global energy consumption

"The potential of solar is enormous: twenty times the level of global energy consumption"

Isabelle Kocher gives her views in an interview with Capital.fr in which she explains the strategic vision and objectives of the Group to lead the global energy transition.