Creation of ADEME

Last updated: 12 September 2019

France energy policy goals are to manage energy demand, extend our range of technological sources of production and supply, develop research in the energy sector, and guarantee the provision of energy transportation and storage infrastructures adapted to consumption requirements. ADEME activities are in line with the national policy, and cover two additional objectives :

To encourage the public and socio-economic players to save energy, particularly in sectors that consume high quantities of energy on a daily basis;

and to promote renewable energy sources.


Act No. 90-1130 dissolved the Agency for Air Quality, the French Agency for Energy management, and the National Agency for the Recovery and Disposal of Waste, and established the Agency for the Environment and Energy management (ADEME) to take over their obligations.The agency operates in various ways:

- By supporting research programmes on clean, economical transport systems, energy efficiency of buildings, and new energy technologies.

- By providing financial and technical assistance for feasibility studies that enable developers to deploy more efficient energy solutions.

 - By promoting the implementation of illustrative, motivational operations regarding the efficient use of energy, and making these operations known.

- By giving the general public specific information on existing technologies (white goods labelled  "low consumption", energy-efficient boilers, individual solar-powered water heaters, heat pumps, insulation techniques, room thermostats and  "green" tires and fuels) and energy-saving best practices via our Energy Info Points (Espaces Info 'Energie).

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