What changes occurred to energy production and consumption around the world in 2017? Has progress been made with regard to energy efficiency and pollution? In “A World of Energy 2017, ENGIE analyzes the energy environment of yesterday and today, and tries to identify the trends of tomorrow.
Making culture more accessible to everyone is a “harmony project” for ENGIE, which runs different cultural sponsorship projects worldwide to achieve this (museums, exhibitions, palace renovations etc.).
ENGIE has become the principal partner of ENERGY OBSERVER, the world’s first boat to be powered only by hydrogen and renewable energies, an experimental laboratory focused on energy autonomy. Throughout its journey, our expertise and the crew’s imagination will combine in a series of special reports highlighting innovative energy solutions that reconcile performance and sustainability.
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.