France

Overview

François de Rugy

Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition
France

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

Note: The latest available figures are those of 2016. The government spending on clean energy RD&D remained stable in 2015 and 2016 at around 500 M€. The emphasized focus areas are: energy efficiency, carbon capture and use, renewable energy sources, Hydrogen and fuel cells, energy storage, smart grids and cross-cutting activities. Despite the fact that public support is brought by France to nuclear R&D (as reported to IEA), those figures are not included in the information here, because not belonging to the perimeter taken into account in the framework of the financial doubling plan commitment under Mission Innovation. Regarding the future, it is expected that the new round of the investment for the future programme, launched in 2017, will boost the amounts allocated to clean energy innovation in the coming years.

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).