It is a "rebate" which had been voted, against the advice of the government, in the National Assembly a week ago.
The Senate voted this Tuesday evening on a government amendment to the draft amending budget for 2022 providing aid of 230 million euros for homes heating with fuel oil, proposed by opposition deputies.
In the National Assembly, the amendment of LR Jérôme Nury had been voted with the alliance of the oppositions Nupes, LR and RN, while the government defended a more limited measure of 50 million euros.
Indeed, it is not only the prices at the pump that are soaring with the war in Ukraine.
The prices of this fuel are also skyrocketing.
What put in difficulty these households which use it to supply their boiler and their hot water tank.
The government's amendment adopted by the Senate provides for the opening, on the "Energy, climate and post-mining" program, of 230 million euros in credits "to finance targeted support measures for low-income households still heated by fuel oil. , in a context of rising energy prices”.
Another three million people heated by fuel oil
These measures will be specified by regulation and limited in time.
The Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire has proposed involving parliamentarians in defining the targeting of households who will be able to benefit from this additional aid.
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Three million people are still heated with fuel oil, according to the minister.
Since July 1, oil-fired boilers are prohibited from being installed.
Yet they represent the third heating energy in France.
According to a study conducted by Butagaz and Synasav, taken up by Le Parisien, the Burgundy-France-Comté, Brittany, Grand-Est and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regions are those with the most homes heated by fuel oil.
Assistance has been put in place to change these.
According to the rapporteur Jean-François Husson (LR), “a form of targeting seems necessary, in the first place to exclude households heating their second homes with oil”.
The Senate must complete overnight the first reading of the amending finance bill for 2022.