Four scenarios for understanding the energy programmes of the Presidential candidates

April 13, 2017

None of the French Presidential candidates have expressed any doubts about the need for energy transition, which involves a deep decarbonization of the French energy system. But there is a significant difference in the solutions envisaged to achieve this transition, particularly in relation to two points: the intensity of the action needed to control the […]

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Ensuring the sustainability of Sino-French third-country cooperation: the case of Morocco

March 9, 2017

During the Fourth High Level Dialogue on Finance and Economy between France and China (held in Paris on November 14, 2016), the Sino-French Fund for Third Country Cooperation was established, with a total amount of up to €2 billion being injected in the institution (CDC International Capital and China Investment Corporation each injected €150 million). Through this Fund, […]

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The “Winter Package” on Climate and Energy: does it live up the EU’s ambitions?

December 1, 2016

On Wednesday, November 30, the European Commission published its much anticipated “Winter Package”—a major set of legislative proposals and new policy initiatives on climate and energy. The purpose is to put in place the policies and measures that the EU needs to deliver on its climate and energy targets for 2030 and beyond. The proposed measures […]

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What should we make of Germany’s new 2050 Climate Protection Plan?

November 23, 2016

On November 11, the German Government finally adopted its long-awaited 2050 Climate Protection Plan (English summary here). The adoption of the plan is the fruit of a 2 year process of technical development, intensive public consultation and ministerial disagreement over sector targets in 2030. However, thanks to a last minute deal, Environment Minister, Barbara Hendricks, […]

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