Summary Wood in France : A Developing Energy Source
For our ancestors, wood was both a major source of energy and an essential building material. Nowadays, France's forests are growing year after year, which means that wood energy, the number one renewable, can be further developed for use in households and district heating. Moreover, public authorities are backing its development. However, monitoring will need to be undertaken to control fine particle and other pollutant emissions, as well as to protect biodiversity and preserve landscapes, which are vital for tourism.