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CLAI drives French energy debate

02 September 2020

In 2020, CLAI launched the Cérémé (Cercle d’Etudes Réalités Ecologiques et Mix Energétique – Ecological realities and Energy Mix study circle), gathering experts and citizens convinced that France’s choices in terms of energy mix were going in the wrong direction.

The goal of the think tank is to foster a debate on the energy mix in France and to question the efficiency and relevance of renewable energy development, specifically wind power, in France where energy is already 94% decarbonated thanks to nuclear.

So far, CLAI has:

  • created the association in terms of identity, positioning (naming, messaging platform), administrative existence, staff, communication tools (visual identity, website, social networks etc.)
  • started animating the Cérémé community (meetings with board and bureau members, follow up of incoming requests or contributions etc.)
  • launched the think tank and started raising its profile
  1. towards decisionmakers (stakeholder mapping, contacts with government members’ staff, community management).
  2. And towards the media: interviews and open letter to the President of the Republic (published in the two major national dailies, Le Figaro and Le Monde and in the national weekly, Le Journal du Dimanche), which was also directly sent to the President and several ministers’ staff.