CNR model

An actor in energy transition

Energy transition is essential to combat climate change. Backed by its model that combines public and private interests in a dual ambition for economic efficiency and action in the public interest, CNR participates in this change by sharing its expertise and working to accelerate it, in harmony with French and European public policies.

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Sharing reflection and action

  • Participating in training “tomorrow’s consumers”. Energy transition requires new behaviours. CNR plays its role of leader in renewable energies by participating in educating young people, in particular by launching a call for pedagogic projects in 2016.
  • Associating citizens and municipalities with certain of our REN projects. In 2016, CNR will set up a crowdfunding campaign in the form of ethical investments for the territories, the neighbouring population, and its employees.
  • Reinforce public consultation. CNR consults with the actors involved (territories, associations, etc.) before carrying out its wind farm and solar power plant developments. To take this approach still further, it wants to associate itself with the reflections of the special commission on the democratisation of environmental dialogue.
  • Expanding our CSR strategy. CNR wants to be exemplary in this area and aims to give greater emphasis to encouraging the involvement of its employees.

Contributing to a new world of energy

  • CNR aims to be a laboratory of tomorrow’s energies. Energy transition generates new industrial orientations. CNR integrates strategies for public innovation and is involved in industrial research partnerships in renewable energies, green chemistry, electric mobility,smart grids, hydrogen powered vehicles and hydrogen storage.
  • Triple our wind and solar power production in five years. CNR’s energy mix of hydro, wind and solar power contributes to the combat against climate change. From now to 2020,CNR has set itself the target of an installed capacity in Europe of at least 4.3 GW by generating an additional 900 MW.
  • Sharing our model in France and abroad. Acknowledged for its pertinence in energy transition, this model of decentralised, participatory and redistributive progress is driven by CNR in its partnerships, developments and actions in France and abroad.

Meeting the challenge of climate change 

  • Encourage alternative mobility. CNR participates in developing ecological modes of transport: electric mobility (charging points, hydrogen propulsion for land and river transport), river transport, ViaRhôna.
  • Supporting sustainable agriculture. CNR has always been a partner of farmers, and helps them to evolve towards sustainable agriculture, notably through partnerships based on changes in farming techniques.