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Le Forum de l'énergie 

«Nous, Européens, nous voulons laisser aux prochaines générations une planète plus propre. Je partage les analyses de notre commissaire à l'énergie en ce qui concerne les objectifs de réduction d'émissions de CO2 pour 2030. Elles sont scientifiquement exactes et politiquement nécessaires.»
Jean-Claude Juncker, Président de la Commission européenne, Président d’honneur du CIFE (extrait du discours sur l’état de l’Union 2018) 


L’Europe et la transition énergétique
dans le nouveau contexte mondial :

Hydrogène et nucléaire - énergies concurrentes ou complémentaires ?
Nice 2 - 3 December 2021


2021 Programme  


« Key objectives of the forum » 

We bring together academic and industrial experts in energy, energy transition and hydrogen. 
- Development of an original programme encouraging European and local initiatives. 
- Encouraging concerted promotion of the development of hydrogen mobility in Nice, France and Europe. 
- Networking of actors and decision-makers in order to promote a European hydrogen. 
- An evaluation of the sector's potential in Nice and the PACA region, jointly with AFHYPAC. 
- A conference for the decision-makers of the Metropolis of Nice and its representatives.
- An academic and expert undertaking by the CIFE to encourage future research on the issues raised.





With the current renewal of the European Union's institutions, new policy perspectives are opening up, resolutely confronting the challenges and threats facing Europe.
The Centre International de Formation Européenne and the Club de Nice have been paying particular attention for years to the issue of energy transition, its conditions and consequences, both economic and political, social and international. The annual Forum that they have been devoting since the early 2000s to these subjects now deals more specifically with the promising prospects that developments in hydrogen energy are opening up, particularly in the field of mobility. Hydrogen, a clean energy par excellence since fuel cells convert it into electricity with no emissions other than heat and water vapour, is increasingly emerging as a future energy source for both transport and stationary industrial applications. 

Last year, this Forum dealt with the energy transition and European financing and more particularly developed the use of hydrogen energy in the stationary field, where achievements highlighted the remarkable potential of this form of decarbonised energy.  The problems of financing linked to this innovation and especially the European financing available in the framework of the various European Union policies devoted to innovation and the energy transition were also widely addressed.

For the 2020 session, the debates focused more particularly on solutions aimed at reducing energy dependence on hydrocarbons through the production of hydrogen, for example.  It was also able to highlight certain innovative projects, in particular those underway in the City of Nice within the Lignes d'Azur transport system.
All these meetings allow a large audience to be brought together, in particular industrialists concerned by the different stages of the hydrogen production and distribution chain, but also potential prescribers such as, in particular, professionals in the building and public works sector, architects and specialists in economic rationalisation...