More than ever, energy is at the heart of debates.

Beyond economic and environmental considerations, national energy policies, once the realm of a few experts, have become a matter of societal choices.

Today, our world must seek less abundance and a more informed use of energy. In this context, natural gas plays a crucial role, yet unknown to the general public.

Gas in Focus aims at shedding light on the role of natural gas in this transitional period by providing public access to consolidated, enlightening and reliable information.

Thanks to the expertise of its founding members, GRTgaz and Sia Conseil, this natural gas “observatory” positions itself as a leading guide in this sector. It is composed of five information units: Infrastructures, Uses, Environment, Markets and Supply.

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French Thermal Regulation RT 2012

Since they were first introduced in 1975, the French Thermal Regulation (RT) has been developed and strengthened several times. Within France’s Grenelle de l’Environnement framework, the goal of RT 2012 is to reduce primary energy consumption by 150 billion kWh (150TWh) between 2013 and 2020, and CO2 emissions (i.e. greenhouse gases) by between 13 and 35 million tonnes (depending on the method) over the same period. RT 2012 came into force on July 1, 2011 for the tertiary sector and will be applied from January 1, 2013 in the residential sector.Because of their energy efficiency requirements, the French Thermal Regulation...