In January 2021, the municipality of Varces (8,300 inhabitants) commissioned its wood-fired heating network to supply its public buildings. This system reduces the emission of 295 tons of CO² per year (the equivalent of 1.5 million km driven by car). The project is led by the municipality in conjunction with Energ'Y Citoyennes and ForestEner, with the support of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, ADEME and Grenoble-Alpes Métropole.

Read more about the project here.

Photo by ©Mairie de Varces on Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency

Cover photo by Étienne Beauregard-Riverin on Unsplash.