An energy engineer, Thierry Salomon is also the co-founder and development manager of Izuba énergies, a cooperative involved in energy control and renewable energy use. He is involved in many specialised trainings including the INES Chambéry, ENSAM Bastia and architectural schools, as well as Masters Programmes at the Paris Institute of Political Studies.Since 2003, he has been the President of négaWatt, an association that brings together over three hundred French experts and practitioners in the energy sector, who are committed to an energy future based on the concept embodied by négaWatt (i.e. energy savings through moderation and energy efficiency) and by resorting voluntarily to renewable energy. Within this association, Thierry Salomon coordinated the work of the team of experts who prepared the energy scenarios published by the Association in 2003 and 2006. He also participated in the Grenelle de l’environnement, the French environment protocol.Thierry Salomon has authored many energy-related works, including: La Maison des négawatts, written in collaboration with Stéphane Bedel (Éditions Terre Vivante, 1999 and 2001). English translation, The Energy Saving House, Centre for Alternative Technology Publications, 2003; Fraîcheur sans clim', in collaboration with Claude Aubert (Éditions Terre Vivante, 2004)and Du torrent au courant, des barrages et des hommes en Savoie (Éditions Actes Sud, 2011).