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PRESS RELEASE
30 September 2021
FLASH AUDIT
DEPLOYMENT BY ANAH
OF THE “MAPRIMERÉNOV”
INITIATIVE:
INITIAL LESSONS
The Court of Accounts is publishing a flash audit on the MaPrimeRénov’ scheme, an initiative
set up to help with the energy renovation of homes and to achieve national targets in the
fight against global warming. The programme aims to renovate 500,000 homes each year
and has therefore been open, since 2021, to almost all homeowners eligible for aid based
on their income level. The programme is managed by the National Housing Agency (ANAH).
This initiative is
financed until 2022 to the tune of €2 billion as
part of the recovery plan. The
accelerated
flash
procedure
for
analysing
the
deployment
of
this
new
public
aid
measure makes it possible to make observations useful for continuation of the thermal
renovation
assistance
policy
in
view
of
the
importance
of
the
challenges
of
energy
renovation and the resources deployed.
Widespread energy renovation: a new model
Implementation
of
the
MaPrimeRénov’
scheme
is
part
of
a
process
of
raising
thermal
renovation ambitions by the public authorities. Unlike previous measures, in particular the
Habiter mieux agilité
” programme, MaPrimeRénov’ does not primarily aim to reduce the
energy poverty of very poor homeowners, but to support energy renovation more broadly. By
setting up this initiative, the State has thus created an incentive through subsidies rather than
tax reductions, in line with the recommendations made on several occasions by the Court
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,
which sees these as more efficient, easy-to-monitor instruments.
A successful implementation that raises budgetary and operational questions
The start of the scheme was conclusive and controlled. With 574,000 applications submitted
and
nearly
300,000
financed
in
just
over
a
year,
for
bonuses
totalling
€862
million,
the
MaPrimeRénov’
programme
responds
well
to
the
o
bjectives
of
massification
of
energy
renovation
and
its
deployment
can
be
considered
a
success.
However,
its
financial
sustainability is not proven. At its launch, the budgetary cost of the scheme had in fact been
misjudged, resulting in several upward readjustments in 2020. Subsequently, although the
objective of massification is very clear, verification of the quality and efficiency of the work to
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Court of Accounts,
The efficiency of tax expenditure relating to sustainable development
, communication to the
Senate Finance Committee, September 2016.
combat heat sieves and energy poverty is not guaranteed. The debate between the supporters
of massification, an approach that gives us reason to hope that initial work will be undertaken,
with more to come, and those in favour of a stricter approach in terms of energy savings and
the social objective of reducing fuel poverty will have to find a balanced public response.
Towards a public policy assessment
An assessment, no later than 2023 and to which the Court would be able to contribute, will
be necessary to look at the actual flow of aid and the work carried out, the simplicity and
speed of processing and payment, as well as the energy, social and air quality effectiveness of
the MaPrimeRénov’ programme.
Read the audit
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