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Clefs CEA No 65 – Parution : January 2018
Owing to its unique position in France as an expert research organisation, in the fields of both nuclear/renewable energies and digital technologies, CEA is best-placed to contribute to energy transition for fighting against the global warming.

DEFINITION OF ENERGY

In common parlance, the word energy refers to force and power, to vigour and impetus, to dynamism and willpower. Because of the very ancient Greek sound to it (Energeia), it is easy to imagine that it has always been a part of the scientific vocabulary. Not so…

VIEWPOINT

A FEW MILLENIA OF ENERGY TRANSITION 
The viewpoint of Jean-Marc Jancovici, climate change & energy consultant


CONTEXT

  • HOW SHOULD WE ENVISAGE THE ENERGY FUTURE?
  • ENERGY TRANSITION, A NATIONAL AND GLOBAL CHALLENGE

I  MEANS OF PRODUCING ENERGY

Nuclear and renewables can work together to decarbonise our energy consumption, by increased electrification of certain sectors and adaptation to the supply of heat, or even hydrogen or synthesised hydrocarbons to vreplace gas and oil.

  • THE OUTLOOK FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY
  • THE OUTLOOK FOR RENEWABLE ENERGIES


II  ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND PERFORMANCE

The building and transport sectors are the leading energy consumers in France. Reducing their environmental impact is thus a key challenge of energy transition.

  • MOBILITY
  • BUILDINGS

III  DYNAMICALLY MATCHING SUPPLY AND DEMAND


IV  AFTERWORD

CEA, AN ENERGY TRANSITION STAKEHOLDER
By Daniel Verwaerde, CEA Chairman



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