The PSA Group has chosen the Blu.e by ENGIE digital platform to manage its overall energy and environmental policy. In 2017, the Blu.e solution will be applied on a pilot basis at the Group’s Poissy manufacturing plant, in the Paris region.
On February 8, 2017, the ZOEnergy sustainable city project was officially launched in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. The project consists of creating a consortium of private- and public-sector players who will work together to enable the city to develop its renewable energy resources in an integrated way.
ENGIE and FFVL (French Federation of Free Flight) are announcing the renewal for the tenth year in succession of the ENGIE Kite Tour, the FFVL French Kitesurfing Speed Crossing Cup. The 2017 edition will offer high-quality competition spread over four French beaches from June to October. The Group is also extending its support for Alex Caizergues, a member of Team ENGIE since 2009 and the current kite speed world record holder (56.62 knots, or 104.8 km/h), set on November 11, 2013.
ENGIE took part in the 28th MIMA, the largest international exhibition for property industry players held at the Palais des Festivals, in Cannes from 14 to 17 March 2017. Review of this event with photos.
In its Utilities 50 2017 report, Brand Finance ranks ENGIE as the most valuable utilities brand in the world, ahead of EDF and Enel. It therefore confirms other rankings awarded to the Group since 2009. The ENGIE brand is also ranked the sixth most valuable of all French brands.
As Europe takes action to combat climate change, the contribution made by coal to European power generation continues to fall. A recent survey published by the WindEurope non-profit industry association confirms this trend, and indicates that wind power capacity has now overtaken the installed capacity of coal-fired plants in Europe.
ENGIE is supporting the energy and technology revolution in companies and regions. The Group has just introduced two enormous networks for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Belgium and Singapore. Their purpose is simple: to let smart objects communicate reliably, at low cost and without excessive energy usage. It's yet another illustration of how the digital transformation is now underway throughout ENGIE core businesses.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently announced its plans to invest 153 billion euros into a new energy diversification program. The nation hopes, through this investment, to generate more than half its energy from renewable sources by 2050. Discover how ENGIE is active in the region.
There are a number of reasons that explain the boom in solar energy: installations are more powerful and less expensive, investments have been stepped up, and more encouraging regulations have been introduced. As a result, in more and more countries, industrial operators and electricity producers such as ENGIE are focusing on this solution of the future.
Worldwide investments in renewable energy reached nearly 305 billion dollars in 2015, according to a new report, REthinking Energy1, from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). While this is a good start – these investments have shown constant growth for the past decade – the agency notes that it will take a lot more in order to truly battle the effects of global warming.