Optimizing the use of existing infrastructures must correspond to changes in needs as well as limited natural and budgetary resources. Through smart management of transport networks and improved access of mass transit systems, journeys can be made less expensive and less harmful to the environment.
With the growth of urbanization by 2050, we will have 2.4 billion new inhabitants and 2/3 of us with live in the city, automobile transport will almost double (an increase of 185%) and passenger kilometers almost 1.5 times higher (140%). The consequences are already alarming today, on multiple levels – economic (urban congestion costs Americans more than $160 billion and congestion due to freight traffic costs Europeans 1% of GDP), human (3 million people die worldwide each year because of atmospheric pollution and 1.25 million people die in road accidents), social (26% of under-30s in France say they have had to reject a job because of travel or transportation difficulties) and environmental (23% of CO2 emissions are caused by transport and 60% of petroleum products are used by transport).
On Monday 10 September 2018, ENGIE successfully launched a new senior bond issue of €1 billion in two benchmark size tranches:
The issue of energy is critically important in Africa. One billion people live there today, but approximately 50% or 620 million people have no access to modern electricity. The continent’s energy revolution will be an enormous challenge for the coming years, ENGIE wants to accompany African countries in their economic and social development, creating shared value for all its stakeholders by ensuring sustainable energy access through its businesses : Renewable Energy, Energy Infrastructure, Off-Grid Solutions for Access to Energy, Energy Services and Facility Management.
ENERGY OBSERVER, a real floating laboratory, propelled only by renewable energies and hydrogen, continues its odyssey in the Mediterranean.
ENGIE is a community of Imaginative Builders. Each of them is an essential part in the innovations of tomorrow, each of them has the same desire to develop and deploy solutions to achieve more harmonious progress and a more harmonious world, making a useful contribution (#caring) and being open (#open) to a positive human revolution.
Cities today must reconcile economic development, performance and sustainability to provide their populations with comfort and quality of life.
How can you improve the quality of life, increase employment and enhance the attractiveness of an ailing region? What are the drivers of economic, social and urban regeneration for a region? Facing these challenges, ENGIE offers solutions to towns and cities and their elected officials, chiefly through delegation contracts for managing public services, the renovation of buildings and roads, energy efficiency and strong commitments on performance. These solutions create value to ensure harmonious regional development.
ENGIE has concrete solutions for a range of challenges faced by cities, including reducing energy consumption, optimizing the reliability of public equipment, and improving the safety of city residents.
What are the challenges of better cities today and how does ENGIE contribute today to create a more harmonious, safer and energy-efficient city? Discover it in the infographics below!