Foreign Trade – Climate – Seminar at the Quai d’Orsay on companies working in the field of renewable energies (Paris, 11 June 2019)


Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will conclude the seminar “Quai d’Orsay Enterprises: French expertise in renewable energies,” at the Quai d’Orsay on Tuesday, June 11. The seminar will be opened by Brune Poirson, Minister of State attached to the Ministre d’Etat, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition.

More than 70 companies will present their innovative technologies in the field of renewables to nearly 100 foreign embassies in Paris.

The French companies are well placed in the competitive renewables sector, in which investments rose to $332 billion in 2018 and for which the global market is expected to expand more than 40% by 2021, according to figures from the International Energy Agency. They are well known for their expertise, especially in marine energy, floating wind turbines, energy access, and hydrogen storage, and are able to provide responses suited to the most specific geographical situations.

In keeping with his responsibilities on economic diplomacy, the minister for Europe and foreign affairs is working on a daily basis to promote this industry and to support the exports of French companies. Following President Macron’s announcements in Nairobi on March 14 and ahead of the UN secretary-general’s climate summit to be held in New York on September 23, the minister is also encouraging the private sector to increase its role in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.