Elvia Marcellan, Director of Client Decarbonisation, Equans France
More and more companies are trying to decarbonise their practices, and doing so is in line with a global social and environmental responsibility policy
Elvia Marcellan Director of Client Decarbonisation, Equans France
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Financing and expertise: ensure you have the resources you need

Financing solutions, Energy Savings Certificates (ESC), recovery plans and clean investment: Equans has concrete solutions for each lever for action – from choosing which projects to deploy to the regulations to follow and the subsidies to obtain in each country. It is able to do this thanks to its international presence and its powerful regional coverage.

Industry and decarbonisation: a few key figures

Industry is the third biggest CO2 emitter in the world (19%), just behind the electricity generation sector (41%) and transport (24%). Heating accounts for nearly half of all energy consumption worldwide. And industrial processes account for 51% of the total used for heating. Equans’ solutions have helped reduce the energy bills of certain industrial sites by 20 to 30%.

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Aim: a net zero EU by 2050

Barely 5 days later on 18 December, European legislators adopted the implementation of this carbon tax – the only one of its kind in the world: its purpose is to cut carbon emissions by 55% across the EU between now and 2030, and to ensure that European companies remain competitive by putting an end to their free entitlement to pollute the environment. This commitment bolsters the “polluter pays” principle, the aim being to avoid ecological dumping or carbon leakage (transferring production outside of Europe), while at the same time encouraging everybody else to raise their climate targets. The tax will apply to buildings, as well as road and maritime transport. It will impact households, but will be managed so as to minimise its impact: it will be capped at €45 per tonne of CO2 emitted starting in 2027, and guaranteed until 2030. Should energy prices rise further, the application of this tax could be delayed a year until 2028.

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