The négaWatt Association has released on 25 January a new version of its 2050 energy outlook.
Read the executive summary in English:
Executive summary of the négaWatt scenario 2017-2050 (PDF 276 Ko)
Using improved and updated data, as well as refined tools and calculations, it confirms that France can reach 100% renewable energy by 2050 while phasing-out nuclear. The négaWatt approach leads to achieving the energy transition, meeting the objectives of the Paris Climate Deal, and generating net benefits for the French economy, as confirmed by a financial and job assessment.
The négaWatt Association is an energy expertise and strategy think tank founded in 2001 and established as a French non-profit organisation. Its core objective is to address first the right questions and provide operational answers to switch to a sustainable energy system, and ensure a successful energy transition in France.
Its leadership and coordination is managed by the so-called “négaWatt Company”, a group of around twenty experts and practitioners relying on a network of more than 1,000 individual members contributing in kind.
The organisation’s financial resources principally come from donations and member subscriptions. Several private Foundations, NGOs and business sponsorships also provide support to the work carried out.
Overconsumption, growing environmental damages, climate change, depletion threats… As regards energy, the current situation is devastating.
Can’t we do differently, while still living comfortably?
Many solutions exist to consume less and better. In urban areas, do we really need a one ton car to move a single person on short distances? Will we ever need larger and larger TV screens? How reasonable is it to consider normal to wear T-shirts all year long irrespective of the season? There is so much potential to reconsider the way we use and waste energy all around us!
Going for “negaWatts” means avoiding bad habits and favouring a more sober approach to energy consumption. It is about making the most of our precious energy resources instead of consuming always more as if there was no tomorrow.
There is so much to win! Lighter energy bills, a healthier environment, less dependency on energy imports, more jobs.
First issued in 2003, and updated several times since then, our 2050 energy scenario for France is now a well acknowledged and recognised thorough piece of work to discuss the country’s energy future, and options to engage in a sustainable energy transition. The scenario is supported by a large number of civil society organisations, and has been considered in official assessment studies and national energy debates.
Covering all sectors (buildings, transport, industry, agriculture…) through thousands of parameters and sophisticated details, it shows how France could shift to a climate-friendly, nuclear-free, and sustainable energy future through an approach based on:
négaWatt is involved in many national and EU-level debates through expertise, advocacy, and support to progressive solutions. The organisation regularly holds seminars and events on the energy transition. It has established in 2009 the négaWatt Institute, a research and training body organising sessions and involved in implementation projects. To contact us: contact /at/ negawatt.org
Cross-cutting financing mechanisms