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Astride two countries (France and Switzerland), two cantons (Geneva and Vaud with the district of Nyon), two Departments (Ain and Haute-Savoie within the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region), the Greater Geneva area, the host of the 2018 European Energy Transition Conference, has set in place a proactive policy of cross-border cooperation in order to meet the ambitious objectives of energy transition in the fields of

spatial planning, mobility, air quality and the development of renewable energies. While taking into account the various standards, repositories and other procedures specific to the cross-border space, the Greater Geneva players are constantly cooperating in order to attain a common goal: reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 40% by 2030 over the entire area.

« Our objectives are clear-cut. We aim at the same time to consume less energy, improve energy efficiency and finally produce renewable energies » stated Pierre-Jean Crastes, Vice-Chairman of the French Geneva Metropolitan Pole, responsible for spatial planning and energy transition. Labelled « Energy City » on the Swiss side, « Positive Energy Territory » and « Breathable Air Cities » on the French

side, the Greater Geneva area is more than ever in the post-petroleum era. Today 21 of the 45 Geneva communes (which alone account for 85% of the total population of the Geneva area) - are labelled « Energy City ». 50 % of the population live in a commune with the GOLD label. And the area is constantly innovating.

Discovering...

Astride two countries (France and Switzerland), two cantons (Geneva and Vaud with the district of Nyon), two Departments (Ain and Haute-Savoie within the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region), the Greater Geneva area, the host of the 2018 European Energy Transition Conference, has set in place a proactive policy of cross-border cooperation in order to meet the ambitious objectives of energy transition in the fields of

spatial planning, mobility, air quality and the development of renewable energies. While taking into account the various standards, repositories and other procedures specific to the cross-border space, the Greater Geneva players are constantly cooperating in order to attain a common goal: reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 40% by 2030 over the entire area.

« Our objectives are clear-cut. We aim at the same time to consume less energy, improve energy efficiency and finally produce renewable energies » stated Pierre-Jean Crastes, Vice-Chairman of the French Geneva Metropolitan Pole, responsible for spatial planning and energy transition. Labelled « Energy City » on the Swiss side, « Positive Energy Territory » and « Breathable Air Cities » on the French

side, the Greater Geneva area is more than ever in the post-petroleum era. Today 21 of the 45 Geneva communes (which alone account for 85% of the total population of the Geneva area) - are labelled « Energy City ». 50 % of the population live in a commune with the GOLD label. And the area is constantly innovating.

Discovering...

Astride two countries (France and Switzerland), two cantons (Geneva and Vaud with the district of Nyon), two Departments (Ain and Haute-Savoie within the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region), the Greater Geneva area, the host of the 2018 European Energy Transition Conference, has set in place a proactive policy of cross-border cooperation in order to meet the ambitious objectives of energy transition in the fields of

spatial planning, mobility, air quality and the development of renewable energies. While taking into account the various standards, repositories and other procedures specific to the cross-border space, the Greater Geneva players are constantly cooperating in order to attain a common goal: reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 40% by 2030 over the entire area.

« Our objectives are clear-cut. We aim at the same time to consume less energy, improve energy efficiency and finally produce renewable energies » stated Pierre-Jean Crastes, Vice-Chairman of the French Geneva Metropolitan Pole, responsible for spatial planning and energy transition. Labelled « Energy City » on the Swiss side, « Positive Energy Territory » and « Breathable Air Cities » on the French

side, the Greater Geneva area is more than ever in the post-petroleum era. Today 21 of the 45 Geneva communes (which alone account for 85% of the total population of the Geneva area) - are labelled « Energy City ». 50 % of the population live in a commune with the GOLD label. And the area is constantly innovating.

Focus on

With a concentration, on a global scale, of over half the population and over 80% of the GDP, the cities represent 2/3rds of the demand for primary energy and 70% of the CO² emissions generated by energy. Convinced that the challenges and the solutions for the implementation of energy transition are located at the local level, many players advocate transverse and decentralized management of energy. Through an exploratory study conducted by Andreas Rüdinger, with the support of the Agency for the Environment and the Control of energy (ADEME), Energy Cities – a European network of local authorities committed to energy transition, wished to bring some enlightenment to the various facets of this phenomenon and thus offer the cities that wish to become part of this initiative, a new interpreting and analyzing template before starting out.

How can the cities and local players regain control of the local energy system? What are the challenges and successes encountered when setting up local energy services undertaking? What links exist between decentralisation and remunicipalisation, shared energy and participative governance? The European review proposed is mainly concentrated on the phenomenon of « remunicipalisation » (local management of energy production and distribution), and this through the example of three countries: Germany, the UK and France.

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The « Energy Transition Conference » seen by…

« The European Energy Transition Conference brings together all the energy professionals. There is a big attendance and the expertise of the people present makes it an event of great quality. The jobs linked to services in the energy sector are sometimes difficult to understand for novices, given the technical nature and the complexity of the contracts and the related services. During the Conference days that group together « job » experts, a true sharing of experiences and exchange of ideas occurs which we sensed right from the first time we took part.

The Energy Conference is also for the energy professionals a place to present their solutions to players already sensitive to the management of energy. So the practicalities are discussed straightaway with one objective: making control easy with immediate savings into the bargain.

Every year the organizing cities - the Dunkirk Urban Community, Bordeaux Métropole and Greater Geneva - mobilize their resources to provide a quality, convivial and professional event that facilitates exchanges between the various players committed to energy transition who would probably never have met up without it.

It is also the major energy transition event on the calendar and it is therefore with great pleasure that Salvia Développement will be present at the next edition of the European Energy Transition Conference in Geneva. As we do every year, we will take advantage of the event to present our new products and services, so we will go out to meet our customers and, we hope, the many prospects. »

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From 30 January to 1 February the 19th edition of the European Energy Transition Conference will be held in Geneva. During the 3 days, nearly 3500 players committed to energy transition, from all over Europe, are once more awaited to discuss and share their energy transition experience at plenary sessions and workshops for exchange, sharing and co-creation.

As they do every year, the co-organizers (the Greater Geneva cross-border conurbation, the Dunkirk Urban Community, Bordeaux Métropole and ADEME), have launched a call for contributions in order to draw up the general programme in a collaborative way.

Elected representatives, citizens, researchers, companies or again technicians committed to local energy transition were called upon to submit their contribution projects, from 3 July until 15 September, on the following topic: « Cooperate in order to make a success of energy transition ».

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ADEME Industry Energy Symposium (2nd edition)
26 and 27 September, 2017, Paris (FR)
Energy efficiency in industry is a vital lever for competitiveness. Producing cleaner and cheaper energy are two objectives the professionals hold dear. As a State operator for ecological transition, ADEME is organizing the 2nd edition of the national symposium on energy performance in industry in September 2017. On the programme: deciphering of the issues for industry, technical and organizational solutions, best energy practices, funding of projects… to switch to a « low carbon economy ».
Venue: Beffroi de Montrouge - 2 Place Emile Cresp, 92120 Montrouge
Online registrations: bit.ly/2xZy3yH

European research project CI-NERGY feedback event

27 and 28 September, 2017, Geneva (SWITZERLAND)

The owners of the Marie-Curie European project (ITN) “CI-NERGY, Smart Cities with sustainable energy systems ” are organizing a feedback event on 27 and 28 September for the research project conducted in Geneva and Vienna: « Optimization of urban energy systems, operation and detection of errors of smart city networks, simulation and validation models, urban energy planning ». The European project “CI-NERGY” was launched with the aim of training young researchers in the development of models, methods and IT tools to provide help with urban energy planning decision-taking, so as to minimize the consumption of non-renewable energy in cities. Led by researchers from 7 academic research centres and by 3 state-of-the-art firms in the energy and IT sectors (Siemens, EDF / EIFER, and IES), the researchers have applied their models and methods to 2 test cities chosen for their ambitious objectives in terms of sustainable development: Geneva and Vienna. The results presented will be based on these 2 concrete cases.

Venue: Maison Internationale des Associations / Pôle énergie Bâtiment, Rue des Savoises 15, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland

Prior registration requested (limited number of places): bit.ly/2gVVQLy

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Organized as closely as possible with the local authorities, the objective of this day is to bring answers to the concerns of the authorities already committed to local integrated energy and environmental policies and provide guidance for those who wish to jump on the bandwagon. The event will take place via video links between four cities: Angers, Arras, Lyons and Toulouse.

Angers - Centre de Congrès - 33, Boulevard Carnot - 49100 ANGERS

Arras - Artois Expo - 50 avenue Roger Salengro - 62223 Saint-Laurent-Blangy

Lyon - Centre de Congrès - 50 Quai Charles de Gaulle - 69463 Lyon Cedex 06

Toulouse - Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis - 11 Esplanade Compans Caffarelli - 31000 TOULOUSE


On the Day’s programme:

  • A national session to ‘UNDERSTAND’: testimonies via video links from 4 areas committed to a local integrated initiative
  • A local session to ‘SHARE’: round tables on the benefits of a local integrated initiative
  • A local session to ‘COMMIT’: round tables on the expectations and needs in terms of individual and collective support and backing from institutional partners etc.

Find out more about the programme


Following this day, the work produced collectively will be obtainable and downloadable on the event’s website, in the "Feedback" tab which will open at the beginning of November. These contents will serve as an action platform for developing integrated environmental and energy policies and adapting the support provided by ADEME and its partners.

FORUM

“Energy transition is the business of the regions and the people who experience it on a daily basis. The dogmas, ideas and trends are more than ever being confronted with the real world, with the reality of the infrastructures and potentials, specific to each region. Involved also are the skills and know-how, the capacities for human, economic and financial mobilization specific to the regional players and their ability to meet up to serve the day-to-day needs. We are speaking of living, eating, travelling, but also of providing the industrial and economic tools that ensure the standing and influence of the regions.

« ON THE FRONT PAGE »

The 23rd edition of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) is being held from 6 to 17 November in Germany, in Bonn, under the chairmanship of the Fiji Islands. « Aim for further, faster ambition together »: the objective of this edition is to encourage the States to take a leap forward in their ambition to fight global warming and set the world on a safer and more prosperous development path.

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INITIATIVES

With over 80% of the city razed to the ground by the end of the war, Dunkirk gave the car pride of place in the planning of its reconstruction. Owing to this forced town planning, the modal share of public transport (below the 5% mark in 2015) did not fit in with the ambition of a conurbation with 200,000 inhabitants where over a quarter of the households did not have a car. Added to this were the knock-on effects of the over-representation of the car in the urban environment: pollution, congestion in the city centre, excessive expenditure for the households etc.

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With almost 1 million inhabitants in the cross-border area of Greater Geneva, the improving of the quality of the air constitutes a big health challenge, as well as being greatly desired by the populations. This finding is widely shared between France and the Swiss Confederation. As the actions of the people living on one side of the border have repercussions on the quality of the air breathed by the those living on the other side, it is consequently essential to have a shared vision, common tools and coordinated management of the quality of the air at the level of the Franco-Swiss area that is Greater Geneva.

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Photo : TOSA, 100% electric bus


Infrastructures
The networks of trams (e.g. Annemasse-Geneva), high service level buses (e.g. Gex-Ferney) and soft
mobility (e.g. Greater Geneva Green Lane) are being developed beyond the national border. The
upcoming arrival of the Léman Express, a veritable cross-border backbone of the public transport
network, is going to revolutionize mobility habits in Greater Geneva.
Further information: http://www.grand-geneve.org/concretement/realisations/mobilite


Electromobility
In 2018 Geneva Public Transport (TPG) will replace the vehicles running on diesel with 100% electric
buses on line 23 linking the town of Carouge with the airport. The bringing into service of this bus,
named TOSA (Trolleybus Optimisation Système Alimentation), is a world first. Furthermore, TPG
intends to operate a self-sufficient vehicle on the XA experimental line in Meyrin at the beginning of
2018.
Further information: https://www.ge.ch/dossier/bus-tosa-innovation-mobilite-au-service-genevois

                              http://www.tpg.ch/web/guest/communique-de-presse-du-7-decembre-2017


By 2019 the Cristal will be running in Rolle. An economical and modular electric vehicle, developed by
the French industrial group Lohr, its coupled shuttle mode enables two to four vehicles to be coupled
up. This enables the transport capacity to be increased to 76 passengers if needed. Although it is not a
self-sufficient vehicle, the Cristal could eventually be used in self-service mode with a car driving
licence.

Further information: lohr.fr/fr/rolle-teste-la-navette-electrique-cristal/


Services
In the autumn of 2018, a House of Mobility and Tourism will be opened in Annemasse. This will be the
gateway for the sector for directing customers to modes of travel suited to their needs. In the district
of Nyon, the Mobile One-Stop Shop helps its partner companies implement their mobility plans. A
virtual and real information point, the Mobile One-Stop Shop goes to the offices of its partners to
propose a hotline to advise and help their employees with the organization of their daily travel
between home and work.
Further information: http://www.guichet-mobile.ch/

 


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The Energy Transition Conference appointments connected with this article:


Tuesday 30 January :

  • Speed dating 3 a.m. to 2 p.m. « 30% increase in the use of public transport over 4 years. How to keep up this rate? »
  • Speed dating 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. « The TOSA electric bus, an exemplary public-private partnership for an innovative project by Geneva Public Transport (TPG) »
  • Speed dating 3 p.m. to 3.45 p.m. « Connected parking: innovations with benefits fortransport and reduced CO2 emissions »

Throughout the duration of the event :

  • Geneva Canton Transport Pavilion
  • Greater Geneva Stand
  • French Geneva Stand



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INITIATIVES...

Ceremony of the laying of the first stone of the demonstrator « Jupiter 1000 » - Fos-sur-Mer

Copyright: Port of Marseille Fos/Chaminas Laure

 

 

 INITIATIVES...

The first Power-to-Gas project connected up to the French gas transport network christened « Jupiter 1000 », is being built in Fos-sur-Mer, at the « Innovex » business incubator located within the PIICTO platform. This demonstrator with a power of 1 MWe constitutes a novel industrial challenge in France. What it involves is experimenting the conversion of excess electrical energy of a renewable origin into green gas, either in the form of hydrogen, or in the form of synthetic methane (after capture and storage of CO2), subsequently injected into the transport network.

This project is also going to enable testing of the technical and economic viability of Power-to-Gas and the emergence of a new renewable gas production sector by 2030, the idea being to detect and solve all the technical, economic or regulatory difficulties and eventually reduce the investment and operating costs.

Coordinated by GRTgaz, this project is mobilizing a coalition of French partners with complementary skills: McPhy Energy for electrolysis, Atmostat and CEA for methanation, Leroux & Lotz for the capture of CO2, CEA for R&D, CNR supplying the renewable electricity and providing the future remote management of the facility, RTE for the processing of the electrical data and GRTgaz and TIGF managing the injection into the gas networks. GRTgaz is moreover providing the engineering and the overall integration, then eventually the operation of the site. The expertise of these players guarantees mastery of the technologies implemented for the project.

« Jupiter 1000 » is also being conducted in collaboration with the Great Seaport of Marseilles, and will enjoy financial aid from 3 sources: the State, under the Investments for the Future Programme entrusted to ADEME, the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur Region and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

With the laying of the first stone, the partners are pleased to announce the passing of a major milestone in the advancement of the project: the start of the construction works for the facilities. It will nevertheless be necessary to await the construction of the buildings and the roads and also the connection to the gas and electricity networks before being able to install the electrolysis units at the end of 2018 and the methanation reactors at the beginning of 2019.

The works are already well advanced at the OEM’s who are partners of the project, as testified by the following videos:

  • <link https: www.youtube.com external-link-new-window with alexandre kieffer>Interview with Alexandre Kieffer (McPhy) - McPhy is responsible for the electrolysis « brick » with the construction and the maintenance of the two electrolysis units
  • <link https: www.youtube.com external-link-new-window with albin chaise>Interview with Albin Chaise (CEA) - CEA, which is backing Atmostat for the design and testing of the methanation “brick”, is launching an economic survey of the Power-to-Gas sector and is taking part in the piloting of the demonstrator
  • <link https: www.youtube.com external-link-new-window with olivier bouchard>Interview with Olivier Bouchard (Atmostat) - Atmostat is in charge of the construction of the methanation reactors in conjunction with CEA
  • <link https: www.youtube.com external-link-new-window with patrick blanc lotz>Interview with Patrick Blanc (Leroux & Lotz Technologies) - Leroux & Lotz is responsible for the capture, piping and storage of CO2.

Power-to-Gas is already a reality in Germany as illustrated by the Audi e-gas site in Werlte (Lower Saxony, Germany). Discover the <link https: www.actu-environnement.com ae news power-to-gaz-biogaz-eolien-audi-allemagne-30020.php4 external-link-new-window report>report produced by Romain Pernot for Actu-Environnement.

 

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Thierry Trouvé will speak at the European Energy Transition Conference, at the round table -

«<link https: www.assises-energie.net edition2018 programme external-link-new-window storage what are the potentials for cities and regions> The storage revolution, what are the potentials for the cities and regions ? », on Wednesday 31 January from 14.45 to 16.00.

 

For more informations about the « Jupiter 1000 » project :

<link http: www.grtgaz.com medias actualites la-premiere-pierre-de-jupiter-1000-posee.html>www.grtgaz.com/medias/actualites/la-premiere-pierre-de-jupiter-1000-posee.html

 

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FRANCE / Publication of the energy balance sheet for 2016
Even if the rate of energy independence of mainland France was down by 2 points in 2016, it still remained at a historically high level. With temperatures on the whole milder in 2016 than in 2015, the drop in primary energy consumption adjusted for climatic variations came to 3.2 %. – a figure that can be explained in part by the reduction in the transformation losses (lined to the nuclear production) and the drop in the end-use consumption. This consumption, which was stable in 2016 for transport, was down slightly in the residential sector and more marked in industry and the tertiary sector. Concretely speaking for the French households, the energy bill remained stable thanks to the slowing down in the price of electricity and the drop in the price of gas and petroleum products. (Source: website of the <link http: www.statistiques.developpement-durable.gouv.fr publications p bilan-energetique-france-2016-donnees-definitives.html external-link-new-window external link in new>Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity-Based Transition) FRANCE / Publication of the SER’s energy scenarios for 2030
On the eve of the revising of the PPE (multi-annual energy programming), the SER (Union of Renewable Energies) delivers its scenarios sector by sector for 2030. According to the SER, the targets set by the Energy Transition for Green Growth Act are realistic, but they can even be exceeded with a « determined political will ». Thus, whereas the Energy Transition Act is banking on attaining 32 % of renewable energies, the SER thinks that it is perfectly possible to attain 38 % by 2030 by taking into account just the production and not the drop in consumption initiated. In addition to the increase in renewable energies for electricity (50 %) and transport (15 %), the Union of Renewable Energies is banking on an increase in renewable gas. The latter could cover up to 30 % of the French consumption of gas as against the 10 % provided for by the Act. This figure is possible thanks in particular to the strong determination of the agricultural world to develop methanation. For all that, France only achieved in 2016 two-thirds of the target set for 2020. And although progress is real, it is still far from adequate according to the Chairman of the SER. The revising of the PPE must therefore set ambitious targets for 2023 and 2028.
(Source: <link http: www.environnement-magazine.fr energie article revision-ppe-ser-estime-que-les-objectifs-2030-peuvent-etre-depasses.php external-link-new-window external link in new>Environnement-magazine.fr)
  SWITZERLAND / Launch of a green crowdfunding platform
This is a new kind of crowdfunding platform which saw the light of day in Lausanne, in Switzerland, at the beginning of December. Focused on energy transition, the platform greencrowdfunder.com offers the public the possibility of funding, through a loan or a shareholding, swiss or foreign firms’s projects focused on green energies with a big growth and return on investment potential. Established by Pierre Biraben, a former asset manager in Switzerland and Alan Tawil-Kummerman, an investor and entrepreneur in the digital sector, the platform is already supporting its first project BT Sun, leaded by a swiss company which proposes integrated programmes for production, management of maintenance and sale of solar electricity to the grid - an initial green project for a platform that is truly out of the ordinary. (Source: <link http: www.bilan.ch economie-plus-de-redaction une-plateforme-suisse-lance-crowdfunding-vert external-link-new-window external link in new>Bilan.ch)   INTERNATIONAL / Announcements at the « One Planet Summit » One month after COP 23, Emmanuel Macron brought together the economic and financial players in Paris on 11 December last at the « One Planet Summit ». This summit was the opportunity to announce several commitments to fight global warming. These commitments will soon be available on a dedicated website. Among the significant announcements at this summit:
  • The World Bank announced that it would cease financing the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas after 2019. It is the first multilateral development bank to make such a commitment. For its part, Axa is to stop insuring and investing in any company engaged in the building of coal-fired power stations.
  • The Bill Gates Foundation, the European Commission and countries such as France, have launched a 650 million dollar (approximately 553 million euros) funding programme for agricultural adaptation, in particular in African countries.
  • 237 companies gave a commitment at this summit to making greater allowance for the climate risk in their business activities. Among these are 20 of the biggest banks and 80 % of asset managers such as HSBC or the insurer AXA. Over 200 big investors including HSBC and the biggest US public pension fund (CalPERS) have decided to put pressure on 100 of the biggest polluters so that these firms improve their governance of climate change and reduce their emissions…
Another important announcement: the launch of a « Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting » initiative aimed to draw up methodologies for “greener” national budgeting. (Source: <link http: www.environnement-magazine.fr politiques article one-planet-summit-les-principales-annonces.php external-link-new-window external link in new>environnement-magazine.fr)

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EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION CONFERENCE 2018

FOCUS ON THE “OFF-PROGRAMME” EVENTS :
More than 80 original events combining culture and the energy transition,
for all comers!

 

 


At the end of January, the cross-border Greater Geneva Metropolitan Area will host the 19th European Energy Transition Conference in the Palexpo Convention Centre! This is a milestone event for all industry players and local decision-makers involved in the energy transition.


To support this important European occasion and raise public awareness of the issues at stake for regions in the energy transition, the Greater Geneva Metropolitan Area is holding a parallel series of “off-programme" events from 18 January to 6 March, covering the whole cross-border region: film discussions, shows, concerts, visits to outstanding sites, workshops, and conferences.


TO SEE THE WHOLE PROGRAMME
of events organized by the Genevois Français Metropolitan Area, the Nyon District, and Canton of Geneva:
www.grand-geneve.org

 

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"Decarbonization is a way to achieving growth.

At COP21 in Paris, nearly 200 countries agreed to keep the « the increase in the global average temperature to below 2 °C». This target is motivated by the concerns aroused by the magnitude of the economic, social and environmental damage that could result from climate change. Achieving this target calls for a complete transformation in the economic activity, which means not only a major change in the energy system, but also in the industrial processes, the forms of urbanization and the use of land, including for agriculture. This transition is compatible with growth, development and the reduction of poverty; it has the potential, if properly conducted, of being an attractive and sustainable way of achieving growth, and improving everyone’s well-being. We have but little time in which to stimulate these profound changes. The longer we delay this, the greater will be the concentration of Co2 in the earth’s atmosphere, with the risk of triggering off irreversible phenomena, some of which have already begun, such as the acidification of the oceans.

What is carbon pricing?

By « carbon pricing » we mean all the economic policy instruments that make emissions costly. The tax or the axing of subsidies are not the only way of putting a price on Co2. We can also organize an emissions trading market or impose emission standards on industrial processes. Lastly, we can subsidize R&D for energy saving processes and CO2 capturing technology. At present 87% of the global emissions of Co2 are not the subject of any pricing, and approximately three quarters of the emissions that are covered by carbon pricing are charged at less than 10 dollars a tonne of CO2. This means that producing Co2 emissions still costs very little on a global scale. And therefore that industrialists and investors are not encouraged worldwide to develop production methods that use less emitting energy. The carbon price should not just be seen as a means of dissuasion. Many projects today are not viable, as the emissions they save are not worth the trouble. If the emissions were sufficiently costly, such projects would become viable. An adequate carbon price is the pre-condition for the « green » economy to take off.

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"ATMO France federates the National Network of Approved Air Quality Monitoring Associations (AASQA), which constitute unique places for shared diagnosis and concerted actions with regard to the quality of the air: there is one per region and responsibility for their governance is shared between State, Local Authorities, Companies, Associations and qualified personalities.


In order to carry out their missions as air quality observatories, the AASQA rely on a network of measurements, an inventory of emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases, and modelling tools (mapping and scenario building). This enables them to support the local authorities by assessing actions for air pollution prevention and the reducing of the exposure of the population to air pollution, and thereby help them to establish breathable regions with low levels of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.


Fortified by expertise dating back over 40 years, the AASQA have been able to assess the extent to which the air pollutant reduction actions are essential for the fight against global warming.


On the other hand, certain action levers put forward for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (motor vehicle travel, residential, tertiary, industrial and agricultural sectors) may degrade the quality of the external and internal air if special provisions are not taken. The burning of wood and biomass, for example, are methods of renewable energy advocated in the fight against climate change, but are accompanied by a discharge more or less important of air pollutants (particles, HAP, NOx, COV ...) depending upon the wood-fired heating installations or the source of the biomass. The development of this energy therefore has to be accompanied by an accelerated renewal of the stock of heating appliances with very high performance appliances discharging fewer pollutants. The efficiency of the devices for collecting pollution on the chimneys also needs to be evaluated, before any recommendations. The same vigilance needs to be applied to the increased level of insulation of new buildings, offices or housing units, that enables energy consumption to be greatly reduced, but may however degrade the quality of the inside air if the sizing of the mechanical ventilation is inadequate.

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"Outside the realm of imagination focused exclusively on technology and the search for new markets, citizen initiatives are experimenting a different way of producing, consuming, eating and travelling. These entrepreneurs of a new kind are working, for example, in energy cooperatives, are embarking on agro-ecology or permaculture, are occupied by the construction industry and the search for biobased materials, are fighting against energy insecurity, are developing ecomobility, are setting in place a circular economy.


Now, not only are these experiments compatible with the ecological imperatives, they create and integrate the societal dimension. A good number of ecomobility projects promote the advantages of car sharing for ecology, but also for the rural areas that are difficult to access especially for an ageing population. The citizen energy cooperatives, through the initial cooperative model promoted, represent an excellent medium for sensitization to ecology for the citizens and other economic partners and industrial services for municipalities. But these socio-ecological experiments still have low visibility and are often far from viable when started up.

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“The change to a more sober energy model that is decentralized and turned towards renewable energies has been accepted by (nearly) everyone, but what role should the regions and their local players perform?

The success of this revolution cannot be achieved without cutting energy consumption. This aspect has low visibility, yet it necessarily involves the citizens and the local authorities, the biggest energy consumers.

The Shared Energy movement asserts that involving these local players in the entire energy chain - from production to consumption – will enable them to be encouraged to reduce their consumption and gain control of their energy future.

It is not just simply a question of touting a few benefits for a few local investors, but of enabling them to control the projects in their region and take part in running them on a long-term basis. The local financial returns are then 5 to 10 times bigger than for conventional projects. However, the local value added goes far beyond the financial resources, with the increase in skills of the players, the learning of co-constructions bringing together local authorities, citizens and businesses: at the end of the day, the pride of being a player for a cause that is crucial for mankind.

BREVE DU 29 JANVIER 2018

Tomorrow the 19th edition of the European Energy Transition Conference opens in the cross-border area of Greater Geneva. During a period of 3 days, nearly 3,600 participants – representatives of the public authorities, of the economic and academic worlds and of the civil society, are gathered together at the PALEXPO Exhibition and Congress Centre, to discuss and debate regional energy transition with the leitmotif of « Cooperate in order to make a success of energy transition».


Transport, town planning, agriculture, economy, renewable energies, new technologies, management of information systems, new solidarities and governance… Through a programme of over a hundred appointments – plenary sessions, workshops and theme visits, the local governments and energy transition players share their experiences and solutions. 

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OPENING OF REGISTRATIONS AND PUTTING ONLINE OF PROGRAMME FOR 2018!

OPENING OF REGISTRATIONS

AND PUTTING ONLINE OF PROGRAMME FOR 2018!
 

During the 3 days nearly 3,500 participants from all over Europe - representatives of the public authorities, economic and academic worlds and the civil society, are awaited to exchange views on and debate the energy transition of the regions around the leitmotif « Cooperate in order to make a success of energy transition ».


Transport, town planning, agriculture, economics, renewable energies, new technologies, management of information systems, new solidarities and governance… The European Energy Transition Conference is the opportunity for the local governments and players to bring their vision of the current major issues and share their experiences and solutions, through over a hundred appointments– plenary sessions, workshops and theme visits.


So like every year, numerous spaces and events will be proposed around the Energy Transition Conference such as the « Energy Transition Village», the « Energy Transition Jobs Forum » or again the « Off Programme» - a programme with over 80 activities to be discovered covering the whole of the Greater Geneva area.


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TRIBUNES - D-6 before the Assises: discover the major issues of this edition with our great witnesses and partners

D-2 BEFORE THE 2018 SEASONS: WELCOME BY THE CO-ORGANIZERS

BREVE DU 30 JANVIER 2018

Today the 19th edition of the European Energy Transition Conference opened in the cross-border area of Greater Geneva. During a period of 3 days, nearly 3,600 participants – representatives of the public authorities, of the economic and academic worlds and of the civil society, are gathered together at the PALEXPO Exhibition and Congress Centre, to discuss and debate regional energy transition with the leitmotif of « Cooperate in order to make a success of energy transition ».


Transport, town planning, agriculture, economy, renewable energies, new technologies, management of information systems, new solidarities and governance… Through a programme of over a hundred appointments – plenary sessions, workshops and theme visits, the local governments and energy transition players share their experiences and solutions.

BREVE DU 31 JANVIER 2018

Tomorrow the 19th edition of the European Energy Transition Conference in the cross-border area of Greater Geneva comes to an end. During a period of 3 days, nearly 3,600 participants – representatives of the public authorities, of the economic and academic worlds and of the civil society, are gathered together at the PALEXPO Exhibition and Congress Centre, to discuss and debate regional energy transition with the leitmotif of « Cooperate in order to make a success of energy transition ».

Transport, town planning, agriculture, economy, renewable energies, new technologies, management of information systems, new solidarities and governance… Through a programme of over a hundred appointments – plenary sessions, workshops and theme visits, the local governments and energy transition players share their experiences and solutions.

"ASSISES 2018: nearly 4500 registered participants. THANK YOU !

With over 4500 participants, from 16 countries, (2000 of whom registered for the Energy Transition Jobs Forum), the European Energy Transition Conference in Greater Geneva has just established a new attendance record.


The whole of the Greater Geneva team would like to thank all the partners, speakers and participants who helped us to achieve yet another resounding success.

EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION CONFERENCE - 2018 BALANCE SHEET

This year, the European Energy Transition Conference demonstrated more than ever its ability to bring together and unite public powers as well as economic, academic, and social groups for an occasion dedicated to cooperation and collaboration in order to create a future free of carbon. This year's event also showed that the fight against climate change is an issue that crosses borders, whether those borders are geographic, administrative, or societal. Discover below the 10 key points to remember about this year's event!

FOCUS !

Arnaud Leroy, aged 41 years and a graduate in maritime law and environmental protection, began his political career at the European Parliament where he was Secretary General of the Delegation of the French Greens. In 2004 he joined the European Maritime Safety Agency in order to take part in its setting in place and deal in particular with the Environment and Climate Change division.

Elected an M.P. in 2012, for five years now he has been a member of the Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning Committee and the European Affairs Committee of the National Assembly where he deals in particular with the texts related to ecological and energy transition. He is the author and the rapporteur of a parliamentary bill, referred to as the «Leroy Act », relating to the blue economy, adopted in 2016, which contains measures for simplifying and facilitating the boosting and the development of the maritime economy. He has also chaired the Climate Change study group at the National Assembly and co-chaired, together with the M.P. Bertrand Pancher, the Carbon Balance Association which proposes solutions to organizations for carbon accounting.

Fortified by this varied experience, Arnaud Leroy will put his energy and his expertise at the service of the projects being undertaken by ADEME to back up the French commitments in terms of fighting and adapting to climate change.

« I’m very honoured and proud to have been put in charge of ADEME. Convinced of the urgency for France and for Europe of speeding up ecological transition, my objective is to put all ADEME’s resources and expertise at the service of the ambitions of our Climate Plan. ADEME has to put forward solutions, mobilize its partners, including at the European level, and more broadly speaking, bring on board the whole of society, so that everyone plays their part in fighting climate change in order to make ecological transition irreversible, for quite simply what is at stake is the survival of our species», declared Arnaud Leroy.

(Source: official communiqué of ADEME)

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

This "anniversary" edition of the event will notably be the moment to take a quick look back at 20 years of regional climate, air and energy policy, to take lessons from it, to confront big current issues, and most of all to look 20 years into the future to fill ourselves with inspiration and together imagine a future where human activity, quality of life, health, and the environment have all found a balance.

HOW TO SUBMIT A CONTRIBUTION?

Transport, town planning, agriculture, economy, new technologies, information system management, new partnerships and collaborations.

From May 2nd to July 16th – 5 p.m., all those engaged in regional energy transition—elected representatives, citizens, businesses, researchers, universities, manufacturers, and technicians—are invited to submit their event contribution proposals, in the form of workshops, to the website www.assises-energie.net/en.


Among the formats to choose from: "Inspiration" (experience sharing workshops), "Challenge" (co-creation spaces), and also "Speed-Dating" (a space to exchange ideas for project leaders). The only limit: two proposals maximum per organisation.


Last year, no less than 300 contributions were collected and 120 of them were selected and made it into the schedule!

SAVE THE DATE

Under the impetus of the Dunkirk Urban Community and the towns of Dunkirk and Grande-Synthe, many regional players have been mobilized for the occasion: political, economic and industrial decision-makers, small and medium-sized businesses, very small businesses, social partners in the Dunkirk area, elected representatives, local authority technicians and technical organizations in the region or again training, employment and insertion players.

EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION CONFERENCE 2019—DUNKIRK

HOW TO SUBMIT A CONTRIBUTION?
Transport, town planning, agriculture, economy, new technologies, information system management, new partnerships and collaborations.
Until.16 July at 5 p.m., all those engaged in regional energy transition—elected representatives, citizens, businesses, researchers, universities, manufacturers, and technicians—are invited to submit their event contribution proposals, in the form of workshops, to the website www.assises-energie.net/en.
Among the formats to choose from: "Inspiration" (experience sharing workshops), "Challenge" (co-creation spaces), and also "Speed-Dating" (a space to exchange ideas for project leaders). The only limit: two proposals maximum per organisation.
Last year, no less than 300 contributions were collected and 120 of them were selected and made it into the schedule!

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INSPIRATION

At the beginning of June, the french association “Energie Partagée” published a brand new practical guide intended for people and groups wishing to launch a citizen renewable energy project but not knowing where to start.
This guide brings together a few major issues that can serve as a basis for collective reflection for a nascent initiative. <link https: energie-partagee.org guide-projets-d-energie-renouvelable-et-citoyenne-sorienter-pour-bien-demarrer external-link-new-window external link in new>Click here to consult the brochure

INITIATIVE

The Bordeaux area is lucky to be able to enjoy geothermal energy resources. No fewer than 7 projects were conducted in the 1980’s from drillings done to a depth of approximately 800 m in the Cenomanian water table where there is an abundant supply of water at 45°C. 4 of them are still in use today. For over 30 years, no other drillings were done on account of the combined effect of the rise in costs and the end of the big urban complex operations that had been the instigators of most of the projects. At the beginning of the current decade, with the awareness of the climate change issues and the and the strong local urban development dynamic, Bordeaux Métropole wished to increase the number of heat networks and make better use of its geothermal energy resources. With the support of ADEME and the BRGM (Geological and Mining Research Bureau), it first did a full assessment of the geothermal energy potential of its subsoil. This work revealed the existence of a promising reservoir located at a depth of 1700m where the water is at a temperature of 70°C.

DISCOVERING…

On Monday, 11 June, the 1st Power-to-gas demonstrator in France – « GRHYD », was inaugurated in the Dunkirk conurbation at Cappelle-la-Grande (59). Launched in 2014, the GRHYD* project is testing the injection of hydrogen into the area’s natural gas distribution network in order to satisfy the needs of the inhabitants for heating, hot water and cooking purposes. This innovative project aims to help achieve the reduction in GHG emissions of 20 % that France wants to see by 2020. The GRHYD project is a strategic part of the Hydrogen Plan launched on 1 June 2018 by the Government by supplying technical and economic data about hydrogen injection (measure No 7: Determine the technical and economic conditions for hydrogen injection that are acceptable for the networks).

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THE MONTH’S FIGURE…

On Wednesday, 14 June, the negotiators of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on renewable energy for Europe, the target set being to attain 32% renewable energy by 2030, with an upwards revision clause by 2023. In order to reach this target, the co-legislators decided to implement the principle of "energy efficiency first", and are giving priority, for all decisions pertaining to energy planning, policy and investment, to measures to make energy supply and demand more efficient.
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READ, SEEN AND HEARD…

The G7 gave special mention to this point by including in its statement a target of 100% recycling of plastics by 2030 – a proposal rejected by the USA and Japan. Source: <link https: www.actu-environnement.com ae news g7-canada-trudeau-declaration-climat-oceans-31442.php4 external-link-new-window external link in new>Actu-environnement.com

OPEN FORUM…

« The members of the FEDENE develop and operate energy projects and solutions in the fields of energy saving, renewable heat and heat recovery contributing to the two major challenges of Energy Transition. This field experience gives us a concrete vision of the conditions for the economic and social viability of these projects that are not met and result in delays after delays. We therefore advocate a global and systemic approach to the objectives based on the quantified realities of the energy situation.

SAVE THE DATE

The Union of Renewable Energies and its SER-SOLER Committee invite you to attend on Thursday, 5 July 2018 in Rousset (Bouches-du-Rhône) the 4th National Solar Energy Symposium entitled " Solar Energy: make our ambition part of the global momentum ".

NEW !

At the beginning of July, ADEME and France Nature Environnement published, in partnership with a consortium of partners*, the guide « Gain in performance and make a success of the switch to ecomobility » that gives the keys for acting in the regions on day-to-day transport not only in the urban areas, but also in the rural and peri-urban areas. Its aim is to help move transport towards greater inclusion and sustainability both ecologically and economically.

THE MONTH’S FIGURE…

At the end of July, France Energie Eolienne (FEE) announced a new record for the grid connection of wind power for the 1st half of 2018: 606.65 MW of fresh capacity connected up to the national grid (23.2 % more than in the 1st half of 2017). With14,367 MW of power connected at 1 July 2018, these results bolster the prospects of the sector achieving the PPE target for 31 December 2018 (15,000 MW).

READ, SEEN AND HEARD …

On 27 July the 2nd Energy Interconnections Summit was held in Lisbon. On this occasion the Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, the President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain ,Pedro Sánchez, and Miguel Arias Cañete, representing the President of the European Commission, signed a declaration in order to strengthen regional cooperation in the context of the Energy Union and better integrate the Iberian Peninsula in the internal energy market. The objective being in particular to increase the electricity exchange capacity between the Iberian Peninsula and France and complement the gas interconnections between Portugal, Spain and France.

Lisbon Declaration (July 2018)

(Sources: European Commission and Actu-environnement)

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OPEN FORUM...

By Marcel RUEGG,
SIG (Services Industriels de Genève) Director of Academic and Institutional Relations.
« Energy transition is going to be able to rely on many technological developments, but their efficient rollout in already existing energy systems is a challenge that can only be taken up by going through a learning curve.
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SAVE THE DATE

The Interreg 2 Seas Programme, which works for the setting up of cross-border projects between France, the UK, Belgium (Flanders) and the Netherlands, is devoting nearly €50 M to the adoption of "low-carbon" technologies over the period 2014-2020. The 6th call for projects was closed at the beginning of May. However, while the Brexit negotiations are still under way, many very highly positive signals are being sent out about the possibility of continuing with the Programme.

OPEN FORUM…

By Jean-Pierre FREMONT
EDF Local Authorities Director


« This analysis is widely accepted. In order to
keep global warming below 2°C by the
second half of the 2Ist century, we need to
greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Achieving this « carbon neutrality » – i.e.
finding a balance between human emissions
and the capacity of the ecosystems to absorb
CO2 emissions – is an ambitious enterprise
that means everyone acting differently if
success is to be obtained.

European Energy Transition Conference 2019 [BACKSTAGE OF THE PROGRAMMING]

From 22 to 24 January, the 20th edition of the European Energy Transition Conference will be held in France, in Dunkirk. During the 3 days, nearly 3500 players committed to energy transition, from all over Europe, are once more awaited to discuss and share their energy transition experience at plenary sessions and workshops for exchange, sharing and co-creation.

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From 22 to 24 January, the 20th edition of the European Energy Transition Conference will be held in France, in Dunkirk. As every year, nearly 3500 participants - representatives of the public authorities, economic and academic worlds and the civil society, are awaited to discuss and share their experience of energy transition in the regions around a program made up of over a hundred events - plenary sessions, collaborative workshops and field visits.

INITIATIVE…

Faced with the ever greater challenge posed by climate change, the European Commission has defined various
climate and energy targets with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and « decarbonising » the
economy. However, the current pace at which these changes are being implemented is insufficient to achieve
the necessary sustainability transitions in energy systems.

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SAVE THE DATE

Last June the French Minister of Ecological and Solidarity-Based Transition presented a Hydrogen
rollout plan for energy transition in France, amounting to 100 million euros, with the aim of achieving
10 % of hydrogen produced from renewable sources by 2023. 

INSPIRATION

The EU is currently designing a new 2050 strategy for reducing its GHG emissions, which should be compatible with the Paris climate agreement. On the surface, it appears as an exercise to design climate action policies, but in fact, it is much more than that.

READ, SEEN AND HEARD…

On this occasion, Fatih Birol – director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned the international community that the CO2 emissions in the energy sector were expected to attain a new record in 2018. In point of fact the forecasts for CO2 emissions linked to the combustion of fossil-based energies (gas, coal, petroleum), calculated over the first 9 months of the year, show this is on the rise again after three years of stagnation. This finding is all the more alarming in that an IPCC report announced at the beginning of October that emissions were expected to drop 45% by 2030 in relation to their 2010 level and remain below 1.5°C of warming, already a source of big impacts.

Sources: Sciences et Avenir and Les Echos

TERRITORIES AND ENERGY: THEY ARE OPENING UP NEW AVENUES

On Monday, 5 November, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole and Gaz Réseau Distribution France (GRDF) officially
signed a partnership agreement in favour of energy transition for a renewable term of three years. With this
agreement, the Metropolis and GRDF wish to confirm and step up their actions in favour of the public energy
cluster, support for reducing energy consumption, the development of renewable and recovered energies
produced locally and the improving of the quality of the air. 

SAVE THE DATE

From 2 to 14 December Poland will host the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24). For the Polish presidency of COP24, the main objective is the adoption of a package of measures, rules and tools ( the « Katowice rules »), that will guarantee the concrete implementation of the Paris Agreement, and in particular by defining the path that each country must follow in order to speed up its efforts in terms of climate protection. 

20th EDITION OF THE EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION CONFERENCE I DUNKIRK - 22 TO 24 JANUARY 2019

From 22 to 24 January 2019, Dunkirk, in France, will host the 20th edition of the European Energy Transition
Conference.

Builded as an ideas laboratory, a concentrated mix of experience, the European Energy Transition Conference is
today a melting pot of inspiration for any area engaged in an energy transition initiative.

2019 EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION CONFERENCE IN DUNKIRK: D-39!

2019 EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION CONFERENCE IN DUNKIRK: D-32!

From 22 to 24 January 2019, the 20th edition of the "European Energy Transition Conference" – the European appointment for the players committed to local energy transition – will be held in Dunkirk. On this occasion, the Dunkirk Urban Community is organizing, in partnership with the employment and training players and the local energy transition professionals, an "Energy Transition Jobs Forum” in the Hauts-de-France region. 

FORUM

"Energy transition is of course the development of renewable energies coupled with a drop in consumption, but it also requires a speeding up and an amplification of the transformation in order to meet the immediate needs.

In Hauts de France, an ambitious transition scenario aims by 2030, using an
energy mix resorting mainly to renewable energies, to reduce energy
consumption by nearly 20%.

FORUM

Guy BERGER, Chairman of ATMO France "

With 40,000 deaths per annum in France, the quality of the air is a vital issue affecting not only public health, the economy and politics, but it is also becoming a matter of greater and greater concern for society as a whole. Most of the activities that produce pollution are associated with energy consumption. Improving the quality of the air and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy transition are thus closely linked. 

FORUM

"At present we at a watershed in the ecological transition process. The events of the recent months and the past
few years bear witness to this, revealing day after day citizens more and more concerned by the environmental
issues taking over the reins of their energy independence.

2019 EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION CONFERENCE IN DUNKIRK: D-7!

On the occasion of the European Energy Transition Conference (Dunkirk from 22 to 24 January), the Dunkirk Urban Community, Bordeaux Métropole and Greater Geneva are innovating and inaugurating the first "Trans’innov" village: a space devoted to digital and technological innovation around transition matters (energies, mobility, waste, environment, circular economy, etc.). 12 start-ups from the 3 areas will thus be present on a dedicated stand, from 22 to 24 January, to present their innovative solutions for local authorities and companies. 

FORUM

"If CO2 emissions did not increase between 2014 and 2016 despite the growth in GNP, this was due first of all to
the energy efficiency measures implemented. According to the International Energy Agency, these measures
contributed 77 % towards the stabilizing of CO2 emissions, much more than the energy mix changes and the
development of gas and renewables which together only accounted for 23 %.

EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION CONFERENCE 2019 : D-5 !

DUNKIRK: STRONG LOCAL INDUSTRIAL AND PORT DYNAMICS
Dunkirk is intimately linked to the sea. A fishing port, a commercial port, an industrial port, a Cross-Channel port, a marina… over the course of time, the economic and social life of the area has been shaped by the successive
development of these various sectors of activity. The 3rd ranked French seaport, the 9th ranked port in the
Northern Range which extends from Le Havre to Hamburg, the leading energy platform in Europe, Dunkirk, at the
heart of a conurbation of 17 communes and 200,000 inhabitants, combines an industrial tradition with a port
tradition.

THANK YOU

20TH ANNUAL EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION CONFERENCE 10 MEMORABLE POINTS

The event demonstrated more than ever to what extent the energy transition is essential in order to face the challenges of climate change and how this issue now involves the entire community ecosystem in a region, from elected officials and companies to associations, citizens and researchers. 20 years ago, the energy transition was considered a matter for experts, whereas now it involves all citizens.
Here is a recap of 10 memorable points from this year's event.

Relive the edition through our online videos and documents!

From the opening speech made by the Minister of Ecological and Solidarity-Based Transition, to the big political debate with Chantal Jouanno, via the awarding of the Hydrogen Trophies or again the Cit’ergie labels. Find all the 17 plenary session in a video format and the 35 presentations made during the workshops!

>> TO ACCESS THEM <<
www.assises-energie.net

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

From 28 to 30 January, the 21st edition of the European Energy Transition Conference – the annual appointment for the local and regional players committed to energy transition and adaptation to climate change – will be held in Bordeaux. As every year, the co-organizers of the event – Bordeaux Métropole, the Dunkirk Urban Community, Greater Geneva and ADEME, are launching a call for contributions in order to co-construct the edition’s general programme.

OVERVIEW

This year, the Climate Chance Observatory has produced a qualitative summary of the actions being taken by
non-State players in the ecological transition. In its first edition, which was published in late 2018, the sections
of the report dedicated to the energy industry described the rapid changes taking place throughout the sector
and the factors explaining the inversion in the greenhouse gas emissions curve, which started to once again
climb in 2016. This global analysis also features six case studies on Canada, China, Germany, Kenya, Portugal,
and the United States. 

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

From 28 to 30 January, the 21st edition of the European Energy Transition Conference – the annual appointment for the local and regional players committed to energy transition and adaptation to climate change – will be held in Bordeaux. As every year, the co-organizers of the event – Bordeaux Métropole, the Dunkirk Urban Community, Greater Geneva and ADEME, are launching a call for contributions in order to co-construct the edition’s general
program.

SAVE THE DATE

The Citizen Energy Awards were created in 2009 to recognise the best local energy strategies of French communities, local public establishments, towns, municipal networks, intercity structures, unions, administrative authorities, regions, and more. Over the course of nine years, 297 applications representing over 10,000 communities and over 32 million residents have been selected, 102 of which have earned awards.

SAVE THE DATE

The event dedicated to solutions for tomorrow’s energy is coming back to Paris for a 9th edition at the Palais des Congrès. More than 2,000 participants and 140 speakers are expected to reflect on the future of energy transition. On the programme: over 50 workshops, a « pragmatic » process for getting inspiration from innovative projects, a prospective process for anticipating tomorrow’s energy mix, an innovation lab and an exhibition organized by 50 flagship brands in the French energy sector. 

 

To find out more and register for the event :

https://smart-energies-expo.com/2019/ 

2020 EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION CONFERENCE, IN BORDEAUX

From 28 to 30 January, the 21st edition of the European Energy Transition Conference – the annual appointment for the local and regional players committed to energy transition and adaptation to climate change – will be held in Bordeaux. As every year, the co-organizers of the event – Bordeaux Métropole, the Dunkirk Urban Community, Greater Geneva and ADEME, are launching a call for contributions in order to co-construct the edition’s general
program.

NEWS EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION CONFERENCE - JULY 2019

NEWS EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION CONFERENCE - AUGUSt 2019

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The Energy Transition for Green Growth Act requires the Overseas territories to attain 100% renewable energy by 2030. The initial stage has been set for 2020, date by which the French Overseas Departments must attain 50% renewable energy in their energy mix. It will then be necessary to overcome the great disparities that currently exist between these various territories: Guyana for instance operates with 62% renewable energy whereas Martinique only 7%.

To find out more: https://bit.ly/2HsWISk

SAVE THE DATE

You wish to have the focus put on a package, project or initiative linked to the energy transition jobs? Whether you are a company, local authority, association, group, local agency, a university or training player, be in charge of your contribution (round table, training information, job demonstration, site visit, proposals for jobs/internships/sandwich course contracts ...). 

SAVE THE DATE

You wish to have the focus put on a package, project or initiative linked to the energy transition jobs? Whether you are a company, local authority, association, group, local agency, a university or training player, be in charge of your contribution (round table, training information, job demonstration, site visit, proposals for jobs/internships/sandwich course contracts ...). 

SAVE THE DATE

On this occasion, the co-organizers of the event – Bordeaux Métropole, the Dunkirk Urban Community, Greater Geneva and ADEME, expect near on 3,500 participants from the economic and political worlds and the civil society. At the time of climate change walks, the #YouthForClimate movement and greater consideration being given to the environmental issues by public policies, this new edition of the European Energy Transition Conference sets out to be a veritable sounding board for the innovations put forward by various players in society and their action potential.

BENCHMARKS

Initial findings: wind energy is an energy that appeals to the French– 73 % say they have a positive image of it – and the sector provides a lot of jobs (it is the leading employer in the renewable energy sector in France!). 

The 2019 edition of the Wind Energy Observatory confirms the dynamic nature of the sector. The number of jobs created is constantly on the increase – it went up by 6.4% between 2017 and 2018 – and today the sector accounts for 18,200 direct and indirect jobs throughout the entire wind energy ecosystem distributed among 1,000 companies.

INSPIRATION

As in a lot of cities, the Rennes Metropolis has had to face the issue of congestion in its city centre. In
order to remedy this problem, the local authority called upon the services of Engie Inéo which
specializes in solutions for connected cities and areas. 

SAVE THE DATES

The Energy-Climate Act – which provides for a drop of 40% in the 2012 consumption level of fossil energies by 2030 – has set ambitious goals for the rollout of renewable hydrogen in France. 

READ, SEEN AND HEARD

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2019 renewable heat week

The 2019 edition of the renewable heat week, organized by ADEME, AMORCE, FEDENE and SER, will take place on 3, 4 and 5 December next. After its first edition which brought together 600 participants, this event is back again this year to help those who wish to develop a project or simply learn more about renewable thermal energies. Renewable heat is in fact a pillar of energy transition, at a time when the needs for heat account for nearly half of the energy consumed in France.
To find out more: https://bit.ly/344hLUx

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REGISTRATIONS OPENING

From the 28 to 30 January 2020 the 21st edition of the European Energy Transition Conference will be held in Bordeaux. Over the 3 days nearly 3,500 participants from the economic and political worlds and the civil society will meet up at the Palais des Congrès (Convention Centre). There they will discuss and share their experience of local energy transition around a programme made up of over a hundred events– plenary sessions, sharing and co-creation workshops and site visits. 3500 participants are expected, registrations are open on the site of the event.

 

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OPEN FORUM

Whereas in the past the drive for energy transition came from the states, it is today driven by companies and local authorities, under the impetus of consumers and citizens. At ENGIE, we repositioned ourselves in 2016 so as to become the zero carbon transition leader.
We then decided to reverse the model. Our core job was producing energy and getting paid for that. We switched to a system where we help customers to consume less and we are paid for that.
And we have cut our direct CO2 emissions by half since 2012!
To make a success of this transformation, we are developing custom-built global solutions that consist, after a fine analysis of the needs, in a thorough review of energy uses in order to drastically reduce consumption levels.
Replacing the old equipment with smart equipment that is more energy-efficient, supplying all the facilities with decarbonized energy, financing everything at a competitive price for the customer: we are committed with our stakeholders to objectives of common good. We are going further by proposing to invest directly with our customers. Whether in the hot and cold networks, public lighting, vehicle battery recharging stations, roof solar panels, and not forgetting the gas networks, we are acting to propose the most suitable solutions and make a success of what we call the Zero Carbon Transition.
This also involves mobility where we have to associate public transport and traffic management with the adoption of clean fuels and soft modes of transport.
Our conviction: the choice of technologies and energy sources has to be adapted to each area according to uses, needs and resources.
This is what we did at the end of 2019 with the Durance-Lubéron-Verdon conurbation where we signed a pioneer cooperation agreement to produce, store and distribute "green hydrogen" in partnership with Air Liquide. This innovative project that satisfies needs for “greening” shows that adaptation is the byword for success.
For adapting to areas and the issues involved, means adapting to make a success of energy transition.
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2020 EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION CONFERENCE

Last Thursday the 21st edition of the European Energy Transition Conference in Bordeaux came to a close. Over the three days, nearly 3,500 participants – representatives from the public authorities, economic and academic worlds and the civil society, gathered together at the Palais des Congrès (Convention Centre) in Bordeaux, to discuss and debate energy transition around the leitmotif for 2020 « Together, let us cultivate the power to act ».

2020 EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION CONFERENCE

During this 21st edition, which took place from 28 to 30 January, it was demonstrated that the local driving forces play a predominant role in the implementation of energy transition and sustainable development policies. In particular a « pitch » competition was organized at the co-organizers stand.

RELIVE THE HIGH SPOTS OF THE 2020 EDITION

During this 21st edition, which took place from 28 to 30 January, it was demonstrated that the local driving forces play a predominant role in the implementation of energy transition and sustainable development policies in conjunction with the other fields of urban policy: town planning, housing, economy, environment, social affairs. Several high spots emerged during this Conference: we propose to go back over eight of them that were given special mention by the press and the social networks.

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Confinement seen from space: a general improvement in the quality of the air in Europe According to the images revealed by ESA (European Space Agency) thanks to the satellite Copernicus Sentinel-5P,  the levels of nitrogen dioxide present in the air in Europe ha ve significantly decreased following the introduction of the confinement measures.  A significant drop in pollution is in particular seen above Europe’s major cities, especially Paris, Milan and Madrid.  Over the period studied – March 2020 compared with March 2019, this drop is estimated to be 30 %.

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Job vacancies are on the up in the energy and environment sector since the beginning of the lockdown. On 13 April Régions Job/Paris Job published an employment barometer revealing the most dynamic sectors during the lockdown. The number of energy and environment job vacancies has leaped by 54% taking the sector to the second place in the barometer, just behind the health and social care sector (+78%).

To read the article: https://bit.ly/2VvOtex

(Source Environnement-Magazine)

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Press release of 29 November 2016

As the first European high spot for the regional players on the energy transition topic after COP 22, the 2017 Conference will focus on the coming into force of the Paris Agreement, its translation at the local, regional and European levels, and the essential role played by the regions in its implementation in the presence of many important testifiers. Transport, town planning, agriculture, economics, new technologies, information system management, new solidarity and cooperation: the Conference programme also promises to deal with the major society transformation trends and the issues faced by the local authorities through over a hundred workshops, forums and ideas labs. Lastly, the Energy Transition Jobs Forum – « an event in the event », will highlight the sectors and jobs emerging in the energy field and demonstrate that energy efficiency and circular economy hold out many prospects for employment.

Tuesday 24 January 2017: Over and beyond technology, new tools at the service of transition!
After an official opening and a welcome speech from the 3 co-organizers of the event: Alain JUPPE, Mayor of Bordeaux and Chairman of Bordeaux Métropole, Patrice VERGRIETE, Mayor of Dunkirk and Chairman of the Dunkirk Urban Community, and Bruno LECHEVIN, Chairman of ADEME, the European Energy Transition Conference will welcome its first important testifier – symbol of the European dynamic on the move: Maros SEFCOVIC. The European Commissioner for Energy will give on this occasion a vision of the international context in which the players are currently working. This topic will also be that of the opening plenary session, conducted by Pascal CANFINtHE. The General Manager of WWF France and a former Minister will give an assessment of COP22 and the Energy Transition for Green Growth Act. The day will continue with questions about the new technologies and the energy transition role these may have to play through 3 plenary sessions: « Big data: a tool for what local transition? », « region and societal change: how to promote the transitions? » and « Consumer-producer-distributor: new partnerships between local players ».
Wednesday 25 January 2017: The resources for the transition, shared resources?
After an initial plenary session entitled « Towards a new economy» which will set the guidelines for the discussions about the resources and how to share them, the day will continue around 3 important plenary sessions: « Solidarity, complementarity and sharing: concepts or founding principles of a successful transition », « Energy insecurity: what are the solutions, what are the new avenues to be explored? » and « Regions and cooperation”: the regions creators of synergies? ». To be noted also at the beginning of the afternoon: the « Academy of Elected Representatives » - a meeting and exchange high spot dedicated to the elected representatives which will this
Press release, 12 december 2016
year be the opportunity to reflect on the partnership between local authorities/ local players » and its role in the implementation of a successful route to a sustainable, post-carbon region. The day will end with another recurrent appointment proposed by ADEME, i.e. the 2nd edition of the Climate Change Adaptation and Regions Trophies! The promise of discovering many innovative and inspiring initiatives.

Thursday 26 January 2017: What route to take, what adaptation for the regions?
The Paris Agreement has set a global course for energy transition. How is this shared by the regional and local players, how is it tran0slated at the local level? The first plenary session of the day « Towards a future of zero carbon and 100% renewables » will propose a discussion about the concrete implementation and the appropriation of the course set at the local level. A policy round table will then be proposed on the topic of « Decentralized energy systems: what solidarity between regions and local areas? », and will enable the new cross-border interconnections advocated by the European Union and the multi-level governance given an impetus by the Energy Transition for Green Growth Act to be debated in order to define the priorities for the coming 5 years. Lastly, Négawatt will propose a prospective vision of energy transition to the participants during the final plenary session « An energy transition with multiple benefits – the Négawatt scenario 2017-2050 ».

FOCUS ON « THE ENERGY TRANSITION JOBS FORUM »
Energy transition is also the emergence of new sectors and new jobs. Nearly 60% of secondary-school pupils will be doing a job that does not yet exist at present. A veritable event in the event, the « Energy Transition Jobs Forum » wishes to highlight the vocational revolution. Over 3 days, employment players, businesses and energy professionals will take turns sensitizing and informing the public – secondary-school pupils, sixth-formers and students in search of career guidance, people faced with redeployment, job seekers or again professionals seeking to specialize or looking for new jobs.
 Tuesday 24 January: « Job prospects in the energy transition field »
The day will be dedicated to the presentation of the emerging sectors through a programme of round tables and job demonstrations.
 Wednesday 25 January: « The jobs that are recruiting »
This second day will be the opportunity to discover the jobs in the presence of businesses that are recruiting thanks to a series of demonstrations in the morning and a jobs, internship and sandwich course forum in particular, organized in the afternoon in partnership with the Bordeaux Maison de l’emploi and Pôle Emploi.
 Thursday 26 January: « Career guidance and training courses »
This last day will be the opportunity to discover the ways of integrating these new sectors, with or without qualifications. High schools, National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM), universities, grandes écoles: so many players that will be mobilized so that each pupil/student can leave with a vocational option to achieve!

Press release of January 25, 2017

An international appointment not to be missed for the regions
Created by the Dunkirk Urban Community and co-organized in partnership with ADEME, the European Energy Transition Conference has become over the years the national event not to be missed by the local players committed to energy transition.
This event has managed to adapt and innovate so as to be in tune with the major transformations in society. This necessary evolution was translated into concrete terms by the arrival of Bordeaux Métropole in 2015 as co-organizer of the Energy Transition Conference. So, after having been the spokesman for the regions in the context of the preparation of COP 21 (with the Appeal from Bordeaux in 2015), the Energy Transition Conference became in 2016 in Dunkirk, the European Energy Transition Conference. This change of dimension marked the determination to open up and exchange with all the regions that show enterprise and innovate, a movement that has been further amplified this year in Bordeaux.
Greater Geneva, a cross-border region committed to energy transition
Since this time, the Dunkirk Urban Community, Bordeaux Métropole and ADEME, have wished amplify the international dimension of the event. After having taken part in and contributed for many years to the Energy Conference as participants, the teams of the Greater Geneva cross-border conurbation expressed their desire to be part of the organizing committee and to host the next edition.
For several months now discussions have been under way with the elected representatives and the technicians of the cantons of Geneva and Vaud, the French Geneva Metropolitan Pole, the Departments of Haute Savoie and Ain and the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region. The visit to the Geneva region on 11 and 12 January last and various meetings during the last few weeks have enabled the many assets of this cross-border region to be highlighted. This region, named Positive Energy Territory for Green Growth (TEPCV) and committed to the Cit’ergie initiative, has set in place a proactive policy in the fields of spatial planning, mobility, quality of the air and the development of renewable energies. It also has a lot of experience in hosting international events.
Patrice Vergriete – Mayor of Dunkirk, Chairman of the Urban Community, Alain Juppé – Mayor of Bordeaux, Chairman of Bordeaux Métropole, and Bruno Lechevin – Chairman of ADEME, have therefore decided to officialise the entry of the Greater Geneva cross-border conurbation into the circle of co-organizers of the European Energy Transition Conference, and it will therefore host the 19th edition of the event in 2018.
Forthcoming editions of the European Energy Transition Conference:
Press release - January, the 25th
19th edition: The Greater Geneva cross-border conurbation in 2018
20th edition: Dunkirk Urban Community in 2019
21st edition: Bordeaux Métropole in 2020
Press Contacts :
RP carrées Sophie ROBERT-BEYS – Tel: 06 16 68 35 01 et Sophie LUSSIEZ –Tél. : 06 46 02 62 70
Bordeaux Métropole - Alain LAMAISON - alamaison@bordeaux-metropole.fr - Tel: 06 16 33 78 12
Communauté Urbaine de Dunkerque - Olivier COPPIN – olivier.coppin@cud.fr - Tel: 03 28 23 69 57
ADEME – ademepresse@havas.com - 01 58 47 81 28
Grand Genève – Sébastien JERDELET – sebastien.jerdelet@grand-geneve.org – Tél : 04 50 04 54 04

The call for « programme » contributions launched on 3 July!

The European Energy Transition Conference is being exported to Continental Europe: a first!
The 2018 edition of the European Energy Transition Conference will mark a turning point in the organization of the event. Established in 1999, in Dunkirk, this annual appointment up until now organized on an alternate basis in Dunkirk and Bordeaux, is for the first time going beyond the French borders to the cross-border region of Greater Geneva. Open to the world with international Geneva and straddling the Swiss cantons of Geneva and Vaud and the French Departments of Ain and Haute-Savoie, Greater Geneva is the perfect embodiment of the international reach of the Energy Conference.
Leitmotif for 2018: « Go beyond the limits; go beyond the borders for Energy Transition ».
Travel, working life, housing, cultural and sporting practices: no fewer than a million inhabitants of Greater Geneva experience this cross-border, international dimension on a daily basis. The intensification of the cross-border interconnections, in all fields, demonstrates the vitality of this area where the borders are not natural but purely administrative. In order to attain its ambitions in terms of energy transition, Greater Geneva has to go beyond the administrative, organizational, technical, cultural or again traditional frameworks. Go beyond the limits to bring closer together the worlds of private and public, citizens and elected representatives, companies and laboratories; push back the frontiers of knowledge and competency of each person, in order to experiment, innovate, develop and cooperate together … Inspired by the experience of Greater Geneva, the organizers naturally turned their attention to these issues and chose to make them the leitmotif for « 2018 ».

New feature of the call for contributions!
Another important new feature of this 19th edition: the call for contributions now has 5 different
formats. It is in fact possible to « organize an event» at the Energy Conference via the « Inspiration »
(experience sharing workshops), « Challenge » (co-creation spaces) and « Speed-dating » (idea
sharing space for project owners) contribution formats or quite simply « share suggestions »
concerning the drawing up of the programme via the « Fan » (suggestion of a speaker) or « Topic »
(suggestion of a subject or issue) contribution formats.

Did you know?
Last year the Energy Conference had a record attendance in Bordeaux with over 3750 participants
registered over the 3 days for over 130 events (plenary sessions, workshops, forums, labs, site visits or
again pzrtner events).

30 January to 1 February 2018: Greater Geneva is hosting the 19th edition of the European Energy Transition Conference!

The local governments and players have for a long time been committed to adapting to climate change. From 30 January to 1 February 2018, they will be meeting up in the cross-border area of Greater Geneva for the 19th edition of the European Energy Transition Conference to discuss the topic « Cooperate in order to make a success of energy transition ». Below is a focus on this event which promises to confirm and amplify the movement while at the same time opening up fresh horizons!

The European Energy Transition Conference:
An event that counts for a lot in the energy transition international calendar
Launched in 1999 by the Dunkirk Urban Community and ADEME, then co-organized by Bordeaux Métropole and the Greater Geneva Cross-Border Conurbation, the « European Energy Transition Conference » has become over the course of time an annual “must” for the local European players committed to energy transition. The next edition, scheduled to follow up UNO’s A.G.M. and COP 23, is more than ever the opportunity to confirm and amplify the movement initiated at the local level. During 3 days, nearly 3500 participants from all over Europe - local elected representatives, technicians, companies, associations, researchers and citizens – are awaited at the Palexpo Exhibition and Congress Centre in Geneva to discuss and share their experience of energy transition and its many benefits at the local level: whether for the economy, employment, biodiversity, conservation of resources or again the quality of life.

A programme rooted in current events that promotes sharing, inspiration and co-construction
As is the case every year, the co-organizers of the European Energy Transition Conference expressed the wish to draw up a programme as close as possible to the concrete issues encountered by the local players in the implementation of energy transition. A call for contributions, open to everyone, was therefore launched this summer and nearly 300 intervention proposals and suggestions were received. Whereas the final programme will be disclosed in December, several high spots have already been confirmed: plenary sessions that will give the floor to many European local authorities, several dozen theme workshops that will invite the participants to share, exchange and co-create, «The Academy of Elected Representatives » - a high spot dedicated to local elected representatives or again the “Energy Transition Jobs Forum” , dedicated to career guidance, training and employment in the energy sector. Lastly, an « OFF programme» for the Energy Conference will enable the general
public to be sensitized to energy transition issues through a series of events organized on either side of the Franco-
Swiss border, in the Greater Geneva area: exhibitions, film shows, outings etc.

« Cooperate in order to make a success of Energy Transition »:
The leitmotif for 2018 inspired by Greater Geneva – the host area for this new edition
Travel, working life, housing, cultural and sporting practices: no fewer than a million inhabitants of Greater Geneva experience this cross-border dimension on a daily basis. The intensification of the cross-border interconnections, in all fields demonstrates the vitality of this area where the borders are not natural but purely administrative. In order to attain its objectives in terms of energy transition, Greater Geneva has necessarily to cooperate in order to bring closer the private and public worlds, the citizens and the elected representatives, the companies and the laboratories, in order to experiment and innovate. As the new host and co-organizer of the European Energy Transition Conference, the area wishes to share this proactive policy and promises, thanks to the leitmotif


« Cooperate in order to make a success of energy transition », an edition that will open up once more new
prospects.

WHAT TO READ THIS MONTH ?

On the table of contents in particular:  

- An article that takes stock of the levers that the mayors have at their disposal to set their areas and their inhabitants on course for a carbon-free model of society. 

- Focus on the local food project of the town of Le Prêcheur.

- Advice for acting locally, an interview with Blandine Aubert, regional director of ADEME Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, and Anne Vignot, mayor of Besançon.

- A report highlighting Charlène Théraud, a shared energy advisor in Maine-et-Loire. 

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La Tribune newspaper, in partnership with the Paris City Council, is organizing on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, a special, fully digital, edition of the Zero Carbon Forum on 10 and 11 December. 
Experts, economists, climatologists, elected representatives of French and international cities and corporations will debate concrete means of achieving carbon neutrality in a context impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. 

Opening of registrations and programme! #Energy Transition Conference

As of 12 January 2021, the 22nd edition of the European Energy Transition Conference – the annual appointment for the local players committed to energy transition – will open. As they do every year, representatives of the public authorities, the economic and academic worlds and the civil society will meet up to debate and share their experience of local energy transition around a programme made up of over a hundred events – plenary sessions and workshops.  
 
However, the event organized this year in Dunkirk will take on an unprecedented form on account of the health context: it will innovate by being completely digital! 

3 DAYS OF DEBATES AND PLENARY SESSIONS - from 12 to 14 January 2021: From 12 to 14 January, many important national and international testifiers will follow on from one another making their contributions online to « large format » thematic plenary sessions fully in tune with the latest energy transition news: crises and resilience, green deal, development of hydrogen, efficiency and energy saving, quality of the air or again legal and regulatory changes over the last 18 months.

2 MONTHS OF WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS  - from 18 January to 11 March 2021: As of 18 January, the second high spot of the Energy Transition Conference will start: the "networking" sessions "workshops" with no fewer than 100 appointments scheduled until midMarch!  Totally digital, these interactive workshops will promote sharing and co-construction of solutions based on the local implementation of energy transition – the event’s prime ambition.

12 TO 14 JANUARY: 3 DAYS OF PLENARY SESSIONS AND DEBATES

The first part of the « IN » programme of the European Energy Transition Conference will take place from 12 to 14 January with 3 days of online plenary sessions and debates.  
 
Many important national and international testifiers will speak live for a series of 15 « large format » interactive plenary sessions rooted in the latest energy transition news - crises and resilience, green deal, development of hydrogen, energy efficiency and saving, quality of the air or again legislative or regulatory developments over the last 18 months. 

The important testifier’s for this edition! #1

From 12 to 14 January you have an appointment with the European Energy Transition Conference for 3 days of online conferences and debates! 
 
No fewer than 60 important testifiers and experts in the field of energy and ecological transition will follow on from one another on this occasion for a programme of 15 plenary sessions tuned in to the latest news: crises and resilience, green deal, development of hydrogen, energy efficiency and saving, quality of the air or again legislative and regulatory changes over the last 18 months.  
 
Discover, from now, below a part of them.

Discover the important testifiers for this edition! #2

Du 12 au 14 janvier, les Assises Européennes de la Transition Energétique vous  donnent rendez-vous pour 3 jours de conférences et débats en ligne ! 
 
A cette occasion, pas moins de 60 grands témoins et experts de la transition énergétique et écologique se succéderont pour un programme de 15 plénières en prise directe avec l’actualité : crises et résilience, green deal, développement de l’hydrogène, efficacité et sobriété énergétique, qualité de l’air ou encore évolutions juridiques et réglementaires des 18 derniers mois. 

Discover the important testifiers for this edition! #3

From 12 to 14 January you have an appointment with the European Energy Transition Conference for days of online conferences and debates! 
 
On this occasion, no fewer than 60 important testifiers and experts in the field of energy and ecological transition will follow on from one another for a programme of 15 plenary sessions tuned in to the latest news: crises and resilience, green deal, development of hydrogen, energy efficiency and saving, quality of the air or again legislative and regulatory changes over the last 18 months.  

Did you know? The 2021 Energy Conference is also a VIRTUAL SALON!

INÉDIT : UN SALON VIRTUEL POUR FAVORISER LES ÉCHANGES ! 
 
Pendant ces 3 jours de plénières, un salon virtuel - accessible directement depuis le site web des Assises Européennes de la Transition Energétique (via l’onglet « Edition 2021 des Assises »), permettra aux participants d’accéder aux stands de nombreux acteurs publics et privés de la transition énergétique, et partenaires de l’événement.  
Il sera alors possible d’échanger avec les exposants via des tchats ou outils de visioconférence, d’accéder à des contenus vidéos et conférences en ligne. Des salles de réunion digitales permettront également de se réunir pour échanger par groupes. Parmi les acteurs présents : Ville Durable, la Communauté urbaine de Dunkerque, Bordeaux Métropole, le Grand Genève, l’ADEME, la Région Hauts-de-France, la Caisse des dépôts, EDF, ENGIE, DALKIA, la FNCCR, ENEDIS, le Département Nord, GRDF, GRTgaz, RTE, SUEZ, le groupe La Poste, Enercoop, H2V, Negawatt, Dorémi, Amorce et Total. 

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The co-organizers take the floor and reveal the issues dealt with in this edition !

With only 2 days to go to the official launch of the 22nd edition of the European Energy Transition Conference, the co-organizers – the Dunkirk Urban Community, ADEME, Bordeaux Métropole and Greater Geneva, take the floor and give you their views on the issues dealt with in this edition! 

D-1 BEFORE THE LAUNCH OF THE 2021 EDITION DISCOVER THE PROGRAMM OF THUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

Send us your contribution as of 30 April 2021, and before 17 July 2021 – 5.00 pm.

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