CLER - Réseau pour la transition énergétique

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CLER - Network for the energy transition - is a certified environmental protection association created in 1984. It brings together nearly 300 professional structures (associations, companies, territorial authorities) from all across France.

The network’s diverse composition, one of its greatest strengths, enables a global perspective on energy issues:

– Associations: Espaces Info Energie (Energy info centres), department-level agencies for housing information, local associations with expertise in renewable energies and energy efficiency, NGOs, etc.

  • Companies: Design offices, project developers, users or installers, equipment suppliers, architects, etc.

  • Public organisations: energy agencies, training and research organisations, territorial authorities, public establishments and energy authorities, etc.

  • Whether specialists or generalists, CLER members are complementary and work together in a network They carry out field work in the heart of territories.

CLER helped create EnerCoop and Inforse (International network for sustainable energy). It is also a member of the European Renewable Energies Federation.

CLER works directly with RAC (Réseau Climat Action or Climate Action Network) on energy transition issues. It also leads the TEPOS network for positive energy territories. CLER promotes the negaWatt scenario, which has become its roadmap.


CLER’s goal is to promote renewable energies, good energy management and the energy transition in general.

CLER members share:

  • the objective of drastically reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, industrial risks and pollution, and decreasing our society’s dependence on finite energies, so that households, companies and territories are better protected from variations in the price or availability of imported energies.

  • the commitment to putting energy at the heart of territories’ sustainable economic development and in the service of employment.

  • the vision of an energy transition that consists in making the most of conservation and energy efficiency, as well as the entire range of renewable energies, in a manner that is harmonious and well-suited to the territories from which they come.

Related programmes

Modes of action

  • legal and citizen watch, diffusion of information
  • advocacy, lobbying, influence strategy
  • networking of actors
  • training
  • expertise

Thematic areas

  • environment
  • local territory management
  • Climate energy
  • tools & methods
  • information