Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Policy Support, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Bioenergy, Biomass for heat
Agency:Agency for the Environment and Energy Resources (ADEME)
Renewable Energy Description:For domestic heating, the programme seeks to maintain the same national wood consumption by 2006 and to improve the energy and environmental efficiency of wood combustion. It includes a communication plan for supporting best practices in wood combustion for public/privates operators. Quality labels have been established with manufacturers for wood devices.
Climate Change Description:To complement a 1994-1998 plan for wood energy and local development, a new plan was launched in 1999 for a new programme to place an energy value on wood waste and forest residues. The programme consists of two parts: advice for installations of combustion systems greater than 100 kW and a second part consisting of financial/ investment advice. For district and industrial heating, the programme foresees the installation of 1000 wood based heating systems by 2006. This represents savings of 300,000toe/year and an annual reduction in CO2 emissions of 700,000t.

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