France to capitalise on ‘resounding success’ of green renovation

(EurActiv, 22 Jul 2021) The government’s MaPrimeRenov’ scheme, which helps households make energy efficiency renovation of buildings is a “resounding success”, France’s ecological transition ministry said on Monday (19 July), hoping many more will apply to the scheme in 2021. EURACTIV France reports.

he French government and the office of Environmental Minister Barbara Pompili welcomed the enthusiasm for the energy renovation of buildings at the third national monitoring committee of the France Relance plan on Monday.

The ecological transition ministry called the MaPrimeRenov’ scheme, an emblematic measure of the French recovery plan, a “resounding success”.

The number of applications for the scheme which allows households to finance insulation, heating, ventilation work to reduce energy bills, continues to rise. While only 190,000 applications were submitted last year, 380,000 have been submitted so far in 2021.

The ministry even hopes to take it up a notch. While it aims for 500,000 renovations per year, “700,000 are expected” by 2021, Barbara Pompili’s office has said.

“Beyond the environmental issues, both in terms of decarbonisation and energy savings, we are on a real stimulus package, with a strong leverage effect that brings purchasing power to households,” the minister’s office added.

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