ENGIE announces eco-friendly partnership with G7 Summit


ENGIE will also support the G7 Summit with other low-environmental impact solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of the 3,000 visitors expected to attend the summit.

The low-carbon solutions will be delivered under the ISO 20121 certification that the French government is seeking to obtain for this event.

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ENGIE, through the ENGIE Foundation, will donate its skills and install the energy solutions in a bid to have France’s presidency of the G7 summit ISO 20121-certified.

The energy solutions will include:

  • A solar field to power the electric tram buses used by journalists and the IRATY press centre (1300m2 of panels over a 3000m2 surface area) near the accreditation hall
  • An ENGIE totem with solar panels so people can charge their phones, in addition to providing the 3,000 expected journalists with free Wi-Fi and charging for their mobile phones
  • Micro off-grid solar power production installations for Wi-Fi access and for recharging mobile phones
  • 12 French-manufactured generators powered by rapeseed oil

ENGIE will also provide the accredited journalists attending the summit with 200 hydrogen-powered bikes built by Biarritz-based company Pragma Industries to help them get around the various areas making up the event.

“We are entering a new era, in which companies will be judged by their overall impact on society and the environment. Consumers, investors and employees all have new expectations. By offering competitive low-carbon and bespoke solutions, ENGIE is supporting companies, local authorities and major events in this new era of responsibility,” said Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE’s CEO and President of the ENGIE Foundation.