Carbon bubble: investment stakes and solutions

A climate agreement limiting global warming to 2 ° C would cause 28,000 billion $ worth of losses for holders of assets in the oil, gas and coal industry. A figure put forward at the conference organized by The Shift Project, Quattrolibri and Revue Banque on February 13th, 2015 in Paris.

Climate : most fossil fuel reserves should remain underground (Nature)

La moitié des ressources de pétrole conventionnel, la majorité des ressources deHalf of conventional oil resources, the majority of natural gas resources and almost all coal resources should remain underground if humanity is to succeed in limiting global warming to 2 ° C, CO2 capture and storage included. Almost all non-conventional hydrocarbons - including shale gas - should remain untapped, according to the analysis of two researchers from University College London published in the journal Nature on January 8, 2015.

The Shift Project celebrates its 5th anniversary!

Date : 5 January 2015
The Shift Project celebrated its 5th birthday with over 150 people on January 5th 2015. Driving the economic world to help create a low-carbon society: such is the crazy idea that many are helping us turn into reality. We thank all those who have contributed to making the Shift what it is today.

Energy transition: the Shift takes part in a public hearing at the French Senate

Jean-Marc Jancovici and Brice Mallié presented The Shift Project's proposals to the French Senate on Wednesday, December 17th during a hearing on energy transition.

Energy efficiency at the heart of the Juncker investment plan

France and Germany decided to carry the energy renovation of buildings at the heart of the ECOFIN summit on December 9th. As part of the Juncker investment plan for the revival of the European economy, Paris and Berlin submitted the use of innovative finance for massive projects involving energy efficiency commitments. The ESFA project (Energy Shift Financing Agency) - led by The Shift Project and the Nicolas Hulot Foundation is partly behind this radical change in the European strategy.

The Shift Project partners with World Efficiency 2015

The Shift Project is a partner of World Efficiency Show & Congress, which will take place in Paris On October 13-15 2015. This international fair, created by the Pollutec organization, will bring together policy makers, economic operators and solution developers around the fight against global warming and resource scarcity.

EU ETS : the Shift's Position Paper on the Market Stability Reserve

The Shift Project published its Position Paper on the Market Stability Reserve (MSR), which is the first step toward a structural reform of the EU ETS. The paper is open to comments until November 27th.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              …

CDC Climat's study on climate funds in France: reporting from the conference

A study conducted by CDC Climat Recherche reveals that the funding dedicated to climate change in France in 2011 amounted to €22 billion. The results of the study were presented on October 21th, 2014 at a conference co-organized with The Shift Project.

French Energy Transition bill: too little, too vague

The bill on energy transition voted October 14 at the first reading in the Assembly confirms several essential ideas. But it lacks the strategic vision needed to achieve the "green" growth model which the government is hoping will shape the French economy. In this article, The Shift Project explains why it believes the government’s plan suffers major economic hurdles.

The Shift unveils its Passport for Energy Efficiency

Passeport Efficacité EnergétiqueThe Shift Project is about to test its Passport for Energy Efficiency, a tool able to speed up thermic renovation in France in a scope way wider than what is prescribed by the law on energy transition. The tryouts of the "Passport", which has been designed by the main actors of the business, will start in October 2014 in several regions and cities.