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Covid-19 crisis : Using the Sustainable Development Goals to restart while ensuring sustainability and resiliency
#Nutrition and Health

19 July 2021

Covid-19 crisis : Using the Sustainable Development Goals to restart while ensuring sustainability and resiliency

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the French Academy of Technology has been piloting an inter-academic Working Group “Using the SDGs to restart while ensuring sustainability and resiliency”, mobilizing participants from the Academy of Technology, the Academy of Agriculture and the Academy of Sciences, since April 2020. This collection of notes is intended to […]

French electricity demand – outlook to 2050
#Energy

10 March 2021

French electricity demand – outlook to 2050

In recent years, annual electricity consumption in France amounted to around 470 TWh, 90% being decarbonised; at the same time, oil and natural gas consumption has been around 900 TWh and 450 TWh respectively. At present, electricity accounts for only a quarter of energy consumption. Energy savings alone will not be enough to move away […]

Archiving Big Data beyond 2040: DNA as a candidate
#Digital

15 October 2020

Archiving Big Data beyond 2040: DNA as a candidate

Datacenters, including the “cloud”, store humanity’s digital big data on hard disks and magnetic tapes whose limited lifespan requires expensive copies to be made every five to seven years; they devour resources such as land, electricity, water and scarce materials. In comparison, storage at a molecular scale in a polymer such as DNA could have […]

The role of hydrogen in a decarbonised economy
#Energy

30 July 2020

The role of hydrogen in a decarbonised economy

The National Academy of Technologies of France unveils its report presenting the major challenges for hydrogen to play a major role in the ecological transition and industrial development. It makes fourteen recommendations grouped into four themes and defines priorities for the uses of decarbonated hydrogen, taking into account the often-neglected economic aspects. It recommends the […]

COVID-19 Crisis –  Accelerating the digital transformation: for a more agile and less dependent France
#Digital

15 June 2020

COVID-19 Crisis – Accelerating the digital transformation: for a more agile and less dependent France

NATF Position paper The situation of confinement into which our country and a large part of the planet has been plunged has led to an acceleration in the use of digital techniques to compensate for the limitation of travelling. This acceleration has been accompanied by a remarkable appropriation of the available digital resources by citizens […]

Advisory note from the National Academy of Technologies of France on the presence and activity of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater
#Nutrition and Health #Environment and impacts of climate change

24 April 2020

Advisory note from the National Academy of Technologies of France on the presence and activity of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

Considering: – the COVID-19 pandemic linked to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, – the very low number of published data on its presence in wastewater; information published by a research centre in the Netherlands (www.kwrwater.nl) [1], and based on data described as “preliminary”, mentions the presence of the virus genome in untreated wastewater, information taken up by […]

For a responsible and rational management of radioactive waste and materials
#Environment and impacts of climate change #Energy

20 June 2019

For a responsible and rational management of radioactive waste and materials

The Academy of Technology and the Academy of Sciences of France have published a stakeholder statement as part of the public debate on the national plan for the management of radioactive materials and waste. The laws of 1991 (regulating studies and research on the deep geological disposal of long-lived nuclear waste and establishing the National Assessment Commission […]

Nuclear energy and the environment
#Environment and impacts of climate change #Energy

19 June 2019

Nuclear energy and the environment

This report on nuclear energy and the environment is jointly released by the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Technologies of France and the French Academy of sciences. It is a second collaborative study of the three academies on nuclear energy matters. The first report, issued in August 2017, covered many aspects of […]

Evolutionary trajectories of the electricity mix 2020-2060
#Energy

29 January 2019

Evolutionary trajectories of the electricity mix 2020-2060

Comments on an ADEME study on the future energy mix published on 10 December 2018 In December 2018, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) widely publicised its assessment of the evolution of the electricity mix until 2060. In essence, it recommends shutting down existing power plants (including the nuclear power plants) before their […]

The rise in technological skills of SMEs: the case of industrial companies
#Education - Formation - Employment - Work #Industry and services

21 September 2018

The rise in technological skills of SMEs: the case of industrial companies

On 20 September at Dassault Systèmes Prime Minister Édouard Philippe presented the government’s plan to transform French industry through digital technology, stating that “this new industrial revolution must not remain the prerogative of a few groups”. At approximately the same time, the National Academy of Technologies of France, in a report adopted in plenary session […]

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