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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Strategy for the use of underground ressources for the French energy transition
#Energy

06 July 2018

Strategy for the use of underground ressources for the French energy transition

The energy transition is an important paradigm shift for many sectors, including the sector for many traditional raw materials (iron, concrete, copper, etc.), but also for materials that have not been used much so far but are nevertheless necessary for technologies, many of which are emerging (rare metals). As a result, tensions are already high […]

Joint recommendations for the nuclear energy future
#Energy

29 September 2017

Joint recommendations for the nuclear energy future

In the later part of the year 2016 the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the French Academies (National Academy of Technologies of France and French Academy of Sciences) set up a joint Franco-Chinese study group. Its general objective was to prepare a common position paper to distil policies and technology options, including safety and waste […]

Modifying thermal regulations for new buildings to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at least cost
#Energy #Habitat, Mobility and Cities #Environment and impacts of climate change

11 July 2017

Modifying thermal regulations for new buildings to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at least cost

Advice Note adopted by vote in Plenary session, July 5, 2017 In autumn 2016, in compliance with decisions taken at the COP21, France lodged with the UN headquarters the French nationally determined contributions (NDC) for the Climate. As of now, only GHG (greenhouse gas) emission reductions are compulsory. Strategies to improve energy efficiency and the […]

Technology and climate change: several solutions to mitigate the effects and to adapt
#Environment and impacts of climate change #Energy #Habitat, Mobility and Cities #Industry and services

21 April 2016

Technology and climate change: several solutions to mitigate the effects and to adapt

The fight against the adverse effects of climate change has become a civilization issue, as much as is the objective to seek ‘peace on Earth’. Thus, measures to ensure reduced GHG emissions and to allow for preventive adaptations are necessary as of now. The areas concerned are numerous: agriculture and forests, energy, urbanism and transportation, […]

Energy and carbon prints effects of ICTs on energy consumption round the world
#Digital #Energy

04 December 2015

Energy and carbon prints effects of ICTs on energy consumption round the world

What is the impact of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) on the energy consumption levels of Society today and what are the Greenhouse Gas emissions from the ICT domain as a whole? The National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) conducted hearings of numerous French and non-French experts to assess the energy and environmental balance […]

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