A new scheme giving homeowners up to €3 000 towards replacing their oil-burning fuel boilers with a wood-burning or gas alternative will come into force from 2018.
Previous schemes have offered cash incentives for the same thing, with existing grants capped at €1300 for a change to a new biomass boiler model, and €800 for a gas- or wood-burning one.
From 2018, homeowners will now have access to this higher amount of €3 000, thanks to climate minister Nicolas Hulot’s plan to allow more normal-sized households to save energy, as reported in Le Figaro.
The amount available will vary depending on the size of the household and the type of boiler installed.
The energy-saving scheme, under the certificats d’économies d’énergie (CEE), can then go on to help eligible homeowners apply for help with paying their heating and fuel costs, especially if they are in “fuel poverty” and are paying at least 10% of their household’s overall income towards heating and fuel.