ENGIE and the three European trade union federations (IndustriALL EPSU, and EFBWW ) signed on 21 December a new European Agreement of indefinite duration on professional gender equality. Its objective is to entrench the measures already undertaken and embed equality at the heart of ENGIE’s industrial and social project.
Will hydrogen be the fuel that powers our cars and provides energy for our factories and our cities of the future? The answer is yes, says a study recently completed by McKinsey consultants for the Hydrogen Council*, according to which hydrogen could constitute around one fifth of energy consumed worldwide in 2050.
From the rapid rise in the number of connected devices to automated production processes, digital technologies are profoundly changing our energy habits. These technologies both improve the productivity of infrastructures and reduce worldwide energy consumption, concludes a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA)*.
Cryptocurrencies, inspired by Bitcoin and based on the blockchain principle, have been very much in the media spotlight. They have a variety of potential uses: several trials have shown that they could be used to optimize the distribution of decentralized electrical energy and facilitating the sale and purchase of energy generated by consumers.
More solar generating capacity was installed in 2016 than in any previous year, and growth in global photovoltaic generating capacity is outstripping all forecasts: that’s what the annual Global Market Outlook published by SolarPower* Europe reveals. ENGIE is committed to ensuring that solar power can achieve its full potential throughout the world.
On November 13, Alexandre Caizergues, the French kitesurfer who has been sponsored by ENGIE since 2010, improved his own world speed record for kitesurfing over 500 meters with a stratospheric average speed of 57.97 knots, equivalent to 107.36 km/h! The 60 knots barrier is within reach.
In cooperation with Schneider Electric, ENGIE is excited to unveil the microgrid SPORE (Sustainable Powering of Off-Grid Regions), a cutting-edge research project into green and cost-effective energy for off-grid regions.
We all know that offshore wind speeds are much higher than onshore wind speeds. But most of us don’t know just how much these significantly stronger winds can be translated into a much higher level of electricity generation. The study published by two researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science* delivers some answers to questions like these. ENGIE is already invested in major offshore wind projects to harness this considerable natural resource.
Two thirds of all new capacity installed worldwide is now supplied from renewable sources, particularly thanks to growth in solar energy, according to a new report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA)*. Renewables currently account for 20% of ENGIE’s energy mix; the Group is aiming for them to contribute 25% to its production portfolio by 2020.
The PowerZee app motivates people to reduce their energy consumption and makes it fun for consumers to save energy by turning it into a game. With the establishment of ENGIE Lab Singapore, supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), solutions will be continuously developed to address the region's energy challenges in a bid to build a better city for future generations.