Yves Marignac is the head of prospective analysis at Association négaWatt, an expert think tank dedicated to energy transition issues, and the chief expert on nuclear and fossil energies at its subsidiary, Institut négaWatt.
After a Master’s degree in pure mathematics, a DEA in scientific and technical information at Orsay University, and a doctoral research project with the CEA on the conditions for debating the activities of the nuclear industry, he started a career as non-institutional expert on those issues in 1997 as a researcher at WISE-Paris, a Paris-based non-profit nuclear expertise agency, which he then directed from 2003 to 2019.
He has provided expertise and advice on nuclear issues, energy scenarios and policies and the related decision-making process to many actors, ranging from NGOs like Greenpeace, expertise bodies such as the French IRSN, international agencies like the NEA and various parliaments, governmental agencies and other public actors in different countries in Europe and the world, and taught in different high schools, including Sciences Po.
In 2000, he was part of an expert team preparing a report to the Prime Minister on the economics of the nuclear power sector. In 2012-2013, he was a member of the Secretariat of the national debate on energy transition, within the cabinet of the Minister of Ecology. Since 2014, he is a member of several Advisory Groups of Experts for the French Nuclear Safety Authority.
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