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Publication in ID4D blog

Sébastien Postic, Charlotte Vailles et Marion Afriat from I4CE’s Industry Energy and Climate team have recently published blog post on the Ideas for Development blog coordinated by Agence Francaise de Développement.


The deployment of renewable energies is a challenge for all countries. It requires a major transformation in existing infrastructure and regulations, which needs to be carefully planned. The deployment of renewable energies in China is driven by an ambitious political will. But technical and regulatory constraints are numerous, encouraging in particular the clipping. A paradox that also arises in Germany.

To read the full article click on the following link which will connect you to Ideas4Development.org: Renewable energies in China: From a proactive political approach to bottlenecks in the field


Sébastien POSTIC, Phd

Project Manager – Industry, Energy and Climate

Sébastien is a Project Manager at I4CE, where his research areas  mainly focus on taxation and public spending, both in terms of climate efficiency and contribution to the fight against poverty. He joined I4CE after a Franco-Chilean doctoral thesis dedicated to the development of a regional energy planning tool for South America. He also worked on the evolution of the South American energy mix in response to the commitments of the Paris Agreement (NDCs), competition between energy and forestry sectors for mitigation in South America, and on the medium-long-term prospects of Smart Grids and Smart Buildings in Europe as part of the European Climate and Energy package.

Sébastien is a graduate engineer from France’s École Polytechnique and holds an Advanced Master’s from MINES ParisTech, and a double doctorate from MINES ParisTech / University of Chile.



Charlotte VAILLES

Project Manager - Industry, Energy and Climate

Within I4CE, Charlotte works mainly on issues linked to the energy transition and the decarbonisation of industry.

Her recent research has focused on EU climate and energy policies (included the EU ETS), as well as on the anticipation by companies of risks and opportunities linked to the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Prior to joining I4CE, Charlotte worked at the International Energy Agency (IEA),  first on the design of low-carbon power markets, and then in the World Energy Outlook team, notably on power and renewables.

She graduated from the engineering school Mines Paristech.