Eric Morel is a worldwide recognised expert of energy transition and digitalisation. In the past, he has served as VP Corporate Business Strategy and VP Global Smart Grids and Energy Efficiency at Schneider Electric as well as CEO of Ilevo, a telecommunication start-up. He is a founding member and a former Board member of the Gridwise Alliance, the main professional private/public association dedicated to Smart Energy.
Gas is one of the world’s leading energy sources. It is heavily used to produce electricity. Indeed, 36% of natural gas is consumed to produce electricity, against 31% for residential applications (cooking, heating) and 19% for industrial applications.
The biggest changes are often rooted in the most important crises. Volkswagen could be the last example. In early January 2019, after going through an unprecedented crisis, Volkswagen announced the creation of its subsidiary Elli, a support for its electric mobility policy.
Solar photovoltaic is today the third source of renewable electricity after hydroelectricity and wind power. It accounts for around 1.5% of global electricity production and more than 3% of European production.
The European energy transition, in progress in almost all countries, is part of the contribution of the Old Continent to the fight against climate change. The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, CO2 first, is at the center of the concerns.