Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable, Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Ecology, Energy and Sustainable Development

Under the EU Directive 2009/28/EC member countries of the European Union are obliged to draft and submit to the European Commission National Renewable Action Plans (NREAPs) outlining pathway which will allow them to meet their 2020 renewable energy, energy efficiency and GHG cuts targets.

France 2020 renewable energy targets:

  • Overall target: 23% of share of energy generated from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption;
  • Heating and cooling: 33% of heat consumption met by renewable sources;
  • Electricity: 27% of electricity demand met by electricity generated from renewable energy sources;
  • Transport: 10.5% of energy demand met by renewable energy sources.

In order to achieve above enlisted targets France runs following incentive schemes:

  • Modifications of administrative procedures in order to overcome administrative barriers to the deployment of renewable energies;
  • Tax reliefs (VAT, Measures improving energy efficiency and energy savings in buildings;
  • Grants Financial aid to research, development and deployment of renewable and energy efficiency technologies;
  • Investments in railway infrastructure with purpose of energy savings.

Every two years, each Member State has to submit a report in the promotion and use of energy from renewable sources. These progress reports assesses the situation of each member states regarding their national objectives.

Related policies:Directive 2009/28/EC on the Promotion of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources , Energy Bill

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