In France, energy consumption for heating accounts for nearly half of final energy consumption. Energy for heating still largely comes from fossil fuel sources (with more than 60% of energy for heating coming from natural gas, fuel oil and coal), making this sector a crucial battleground for decarbonising the economy.
Fuelwood, mainly used to produce heat, is currently the leading renewable ene
The CO2 equivalent savings per euro invested is a good indicator of return on renewable energy investment. Investing in renewable heating and cooling results in a much higher CO2 equivalent savings, yet the subsidy system in France largely favors electrical renewable generation. The DG Tresor has recently concluded that a review and a rebalancing will be necessary in order to meet France’s renewable energy targets.