Europe's Energy History: a Story with Twists and Turns

The history of European construction began in the early 1950s with a decision by several countries to pool their production of coal, the most important source of energy at the time. History did not follow a linear progression however, and 75 years later, the European Union is still trying to coordinate its energy policies, while grappling with the new threat of global warmi...
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In May, Let's Celebrate Europe! 

May 9th is the International Europe Day, celebrated by all Member States of the European Union. This date is a real tribute to the history of Europe. Why? on May 9th, 1950 Robert Schuman, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs at that time, made an important declaration establishing the founding text of the European construction, known as the Schuman Declaration. This text led to the signing of the Treaty of Paris on April 18, 1951, which founded the European and Steel Community between six European states. This symbolic date offers every year, moments of sharing, information and exchange all around Europe during the whole month of May. 

Check this link bellow, to find different events that will take place in Europe: 

L'Europe de l'énergie

Energy in Europe

The European project began in the aftermath of the Second World War. Its first ambition was the quick reconstruction of countries to ensure lasting peace during the Cold War. But what are the geopolitical issues linked ...
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✅ Europe's Energy Dependence

Europe's Energy Dependency

A country’s energy dependency rate is the proportion of energy it imports divided by its total consumption.

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Gas pipelines between Europe, Russia and Caucasia

Russia is Europe’s main natural gas supplier. In 2021, it provided approximately 45% of European imports.

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Energy: a Priority for the European Union

Energy has been a top priority for European countries ever since the creation of the European Community.

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Director Batteries & Hydropower at TotalEnergies
Research director at The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
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Research director for MINES Paris – PSL university and is the head of its Energy and Processes Department (DEP)
Director of Institutional Relations and Communication, IFP Energies nouvelles
Member of the Academy of Technologies / former Director of Research and Innovation at ENGIE
Past high Commissioner at CEA
Manoelle Lepoutre
Former Executive Director at TotalEnergies Foundation
Former Chief Scientific Officer of Total
Senior Vice President, Public Interest and Managing Director of the Fondation TotalEnergies
Chief Technology Officer at TotalEnergies
Vice president of the Energy Committee, National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)

Planète Energies

Planète Energies is a site specifically designed for elementary and secondary school students and teachers.

It offers a variety of content to help young people better understand the energy transition challenges and raise their awareness of more responsible energy consumption.

In the 2021-2022 academic year, Planète Energies website recorded over a million visits, 5,000 registered teachers and 200 class conferences held throughout France. Planète Energies is a TotalEnergies Corporate Foundation program, created in 2005.