France

Overview

François de Rugy

Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition

Role in MI


Progress towards doubling public investment

Country-determined baseline year(s): 2012-2014
Baseline funding amount: EUR ‎€440 million (USD $494 million)
Doubling target year: 2020
Doubling target amount: EUR €880 million (USD $989 million)

Find out more about how France’s baseline and doubling are calculated

From 2015 (Year 1), Fundamental research is integrated in the calculation of the French R&D public funding in the field of new technologies for energy.

In addition to the figures here-above, it shall be stressed that a significant public support is as well brought by France to nuclear R&D (approximately €500 million). However, the financing of these activities is not part of the French financial commitments taken under MI.


News and events

Under the Innovative solutions for off grid access to energy competition, nine projects have been selected to receive a total of €1.8M from France’s ADEME. The projects cover a range of renewable energy technologies (hybrid systems, solar, river stream generator and biomass), but also different uses of electricity to enhance economic development (irrigation, agriculture, desalination and mobility).


MI Champions

MI Champions is a program for recognizing and supporting the next wave of energy technology leaders.
Meet France’s Champion, Didier Bouix!