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News 26 July 2021

Experimental economics supporting the energy transition: pesticide reduction

In order to understand why French farmers still prefer to use pesticides rather than alternative agronomic solutions, despite the effectiveness of the latter when it comes to crop protection, IFPEN and INRAE conducted a survey of around one hundred farmers using a discrete choice experiment method. The results obtained revealed their reticence and their motivations. They will be useful in informing public decision-making and the design of incentive instruments.

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Professor at IFP School
Head of Master's program
Holder of the "Electricity and Digital Transition" Chair
Arash FARNOOSH is Professor at the Center for Energy Economics & Management at IFP School (IFPEN). He has Graduate Engineer's Degrees (French Grandes Ecoles) from both INSA and ENSPM and also holds a
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Victor Court

Lecturer, Center for Energy Economics and Management (IFP School)
Victor Court joined the Centre for Energy Economics and Management at IFP School in March 2020. He is involved in the teaching and organisation of the Centre's three programmes (Energy and Markets
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SPOTLIGHT ON CLIMATE OBJECTIVES - A highly over-estimated contribution of energy efficiency?

In its “sustainable development” scenario, the International Energy Agency (IEA) considers energy efficiency to be the primary lever for reducing CO2 emissions (see diagram). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) also considers energy efficiency as a key element of the ecological transition. (...) But this strategy could prove to be flawed in that it disregards a phenomenon that has long been at work to counteract the benefits of energy efficiency: the “rebound effect”.
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Economic modeling applied to the environment and energies

The period 2012-2020, during which IFP School hosted the teaching and research Chair dedicated to this theme was also a period of fundamental change in terms of economic analysis of the environment and energy, with an increased interest in issues related to sustainable development.
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The “Economics of Natural Gas” Chair: results and outlook

In 2016, IFP School joined forces with Mines ParisTech, Toulouse School of Economics and Paris Dauphine-PSL University to launch an original scientific initiative: the ”Economics of Natural Gas” Chair. The creation of this Chair resulted from a series of observations concerning the scientific and societal relevance of questions related to gas (particularly in the context of the energy transition and the rapid development of new technologies) and the opportunities offered by the complementary nature of the expertise present.
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CarMa Chair: negative CO2 emissions by 2050

Tackling climate change necessarily involves reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities, primarily carbon dioxide and methane. The problem is global and the actions required must be implemented within the framework of a systemic approach, with scale effects that are difficult to fully understand. Nevertheless, the Paris Agreement reflects the determination of nations to correct the current trajectory while respecting the legitimate aspirations of emerging countries to raise their living standards.
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Dynamic flows for better low-carbon strategies

Low-carbon strategies encourage the use of renewable energy sources based, among others, on biomass. The objective of achieving carbon neutrality is expressed via a perfect balance...
Life cycle assessment (LCA)
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Infographics : Life cycle assessment (LCA)

Life Cycle Assesment (LCA) : An essential tool for measuring the overall environmental impact of our products
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Olivier MASSOL

Professor, Center for Energy Economics and Management (IFP School)
Scientific Assistant Director (IFP School)
Olivier Massol is Professor of Economics and Scientific Assistant Director at IFP School. Olivier joined IFP School in 2007 as a Lecturer of Energy Economics. He subsequently became Assistant