French Government Giving People Money to Buy Firewood to Survive Winter

Now, it’s about survival.

There’s nothing else left.

Just survive the winter.


French residents who use logs, wood chips or pellets to heat their homes can now receive between €50 ($53) and €200 ($212) from the government to help them cope with the energy crisis.

The “exceptional energy voucher” program launched on Tuesday is designed to help lower-income families survive the winter as the price of firewood has risen by 30% this year, officials said.

People need to apply online through a government-run website in order to receive the funds. The sum depends on the family’s income, the size of the household, and the type of fuel used.

France’s parliament allocated €230 million this month to aid people struggling to buy firewood. At least 2.6 million households are eligible for the program, according to the Economy Ministry.

Similar vouchers were introduced last month for households using heating oil, with families eligible for aid between €100 and €200. Like many other EU member states, France has rolled out an energy-saving scheme seeking to avoid shortages and power outages during the winter season.

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