Mr. Laurent Michel
General Director for Energy and Climate, General Directorate Energy and Climate, Ministry for the Ecological Transition
Role in Mission Innovation
- Supports the Zero-Emissions Shipping Mission
News and events
- [June 2, 2021] France joins Mission Innovation members in launching MI2.0 and a decade of clean energy innovation to accelerate achieving the Paris Agreement Goals
- 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).
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Participation in MI’s first phase
- Participated in the Mission Innovation Steering Committee
- Participated in the Business and Investor Engagement Sub-Group
- Co-led the Off-Grid Access to Electricity Innovation Challenge
- Participated in the:
- Smart Grids Innovation Challenge
- Carbon Capture Innovation Challenge
- Sustainable Biofuels Innovation Challenge
- Converting Sunlight Innovation Challenge
- Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge
- Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings Innovation Challenge
- Renewable and Clean Hydrogen Innovation Challenge
- (First phase) PLANS AND PRIORITIES
- HIGHLIGHTS IN 2017
- HIGHLIGHTS IN 2018
- HIGHLIGHTS IN 2019
- (First phase) INNOVATION BREAKTHROUGHS
Clean Energy Innovation investment (MI 1.0)
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)
*Figures in the spending chart are based on USD exchange rates in 2021
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.