The French government launched on Friday a plan to cut energy consumption in buildings with the aim to hit both environmental and social targets.
The plan, which relies on a €14 billion investment over five years, involves four lines of action to accelerate the renovation of buildings and reduce energy consumption:
- make the energy performance of buildings a national priority through “hierarchical objectives” and the renovation of 500,000 homes per year
- focus on fuel poverty through a mass renovation programme that cuts energy consumption 60% by 2050 against 2012 levels
- renovate one quarter of public buildings by 2022
- boost innovation in the sector, including through professional training.
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