Director of publications
Teresa Ribera

Pierre Barthélemy, Marion Gourdin, Carine Antunes

Anna Kiff

march 2017N° 75

2017, a pivotal year for French energy transition

In recent years, France has demonstrated its commitment to the energy and climate transition, a commitment which has been marked by three major steps: the organization of a national debate in 2013, the adoption of the Law for Energy Transition for Green Growth , and at the end of 2015 the organization of the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris. Although it is now receiving less media attention, 2017 is a pivotal year for the French energy transition. There are two key issues: the implementation of the necessary levers to position France on a trajectory that is consistent with its legally binding objectives; and the linking of French strategy with the European Energy Union project.