Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>All
Policy Sector:Framework Policy
Agency:French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME)
Description:In addition to available grants for surveys, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, ADEME provides support for demonstration projects and diffusion in the renewable energy sector. Grants for demonstration projects can go up to 30 to 40% of project costs depending on the energy source and targeted sector. Assistance can also be provided for market diffusion of demonstrated technologies/projects, grants can reach 15 to 30% of the costs depending on sector they can also be calculated on the basis of avoided CO2-equivalent emissions (up to 400 Euro/t avoided carbon). Support is also available to increase market diffusion of mature and validated innovative technologies which still need to overcome cost barriers. The programme covers wood-energy for industrial boilers, collective and individual household heating; biogas recovery for energy production, electricity from renewables, geothermal heat and ground source heat pumps as well as solar energy.

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