Great Britain’s transition to wind energy has been boosted by the installation of several new wind energy farms, significantly reducing the island’s reliance on coal. Discover ENGIE activities in the UK for a sustainable transition.
For the very first time, 2017 saw renewable energies (wind, solar, biomass and hydropower) generate more electricity than coal in Europe, according to a report by Sandbag and Agora Energiewende*, respectively British and German think tanks. The European Parliament, which is seeking to increase the share of renewables in energy consumption by 2030, has no intention of taking its foot off the accelerator. ENGIE is playing a full part in movement by setting concrete targets with respect to developing renewable energies.
Wind energy is poised to be the new leader in renewable energy in the United States, according to the most recent estimates from the American Energy Information Administration (EIA). In the United States, ENGIE operates a portfolio of power and cogeneration plants where natural gas is more and more supplemented by renewable energy.
PlugMyCar is the name of an internal study commissioned by ENGIE Fab with Tractebel ENGIE in Belgium to anticipate the development of electric mobility and its impact on our ways of traveling. Vincenzo Giordano, one of the joint authors of the study, explains that the numerical modeling used in the study is not based on “our vision of what will happen in 2030.” Instead, it posits a “disruptive scenario” which will make it possible to begin the process right away of preparing the future of sustainable mobility.
ENGIE’s focus on the development of green energy has led to the Group’s firm commitment to green bonds, which are emerging as the investment option of the future.
The hosting of major sports competitions is a unique moment in the life of cities and regions – an exhilarating moment for the local populations, and a development opportunity for the territories. It is also an occasion for communities to commit themselves to ambitious infrastructure and facilities policies. To ensure that these efforts respond to individual needs and collective issues over the long-term, beyond the event itself, it is critical to integrate them into a resolutely sustainable approach.
Why shouldn’t ecological by synonymous with economical? So concludes a study by IRENA (the International Renewable Energy Agency), which is forecasting a substantial fall in renewable energy costs by 2020. This excellent news could make a big difference to the energy revolution.
Following the acquisition of ACS, which has a 40% market share with more than 5,000 monitored sites in Brazil and 600 customers, ENGIE will provide an offer of integrated power management solutions. This acquisition will also boost its R$1 billion billing target in services.
Biomethane has the same properties as natural gas, but it is a 100% renewable clean energy. To develop the sustainable production of this green gas at a local level, ENGIE has been developing the Gaya project for several years – a platform for producing biomethane from dry biomass (wood, straw, agricultural and food waste, etc.). Inaugurated in October 2017 at Saint-Fons in Chemical Valley, south of Lyon, Gaya is a key milestone in the development of so-called 2G (2nd Generation) biomethane.
ENGIE and IDP Santé have collaborated in the launch of a new system to help accurately measure the dynamism and wellbeing of elderly people in China. The pilot program of this system, called “Smart Flat”, will be introduced on March 5 of this year at the Lidou Community Center, an elderly care facility in Beijing. Lidou will use the system to help care for about 2,000 local people over the age of 65.