Energy 20³

In the context of global warming and increasing energy demand, the governments of the world’s great powers initiated the energy transition, a particularly complex challenge. Consideration of climate change issues led to radical changes in European energy policies. This political commitment resulted in the European plan on climate change, also known as the European Union climate and energy package of the “Renewable Energy Directive”, put forward by the European Commission in January 2008 and adopted by Parliament in December 2008. The “France-Europe 2020” strategy launched in 2013, and the sustainable energy focus in particular, reflect the continuity of this plan. The European Union has what are known as 20-20-20 climate and energy goals, which consist in:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20%.
  • Reducing energy consumption by 20%.
  • Increasing the share of renewable energies in the energy mix to 20% by 2020.

In accordance with these strategies, the research carried out in our laboratory, both fundamental and technological, aims to propose appropriate solutions for simple, safe and efficient energy management.

The three application areas of the 20-20-20 energy program are: