Wind & Marine Turbines
A wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind into electrical power.
Offshore wind turbine is a very promising field. Today the market in increasing and could represent from 13 to 16% of the electrical consumption of the European Union by 2030, according to the EWEA (European Wind Energy Association).
France owns the second maritime space in the world (with 11 millions m²) and thousands kilometers of coasts shared into its 4 coastlines – North Sea, Channel, Atlantic and Mediterranean – and overseas. This geography represents one of the most important European potential development of marine renewable energy.
Oil & gas
Fossil energies (oil, coal and gas) are the main sources of growth din the 20th century.
Oil energy is the first kind of energy used in the world. However since the beginning of the 21st century, the oil & gas sector has knwon important evolutions that changed the world belance in terms of offer and demand in this market.
Nuclear industry has gradually became the main production source of electricity in France. The nuclear field covers 80¨% of French electrivity production. France owns 44% of European reactors and produces 14% of the world electricity.
Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower; the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water.
It is the most widely used form of renewable energy, accounting for 16 percent of global electricity generation – 3,427 terawatt-hours of electricity production in 2010, and is expected to increase about 3.1% each year for the next 25 years.