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Luxembourg Action Plan for Renewable Energy for 2010-2020

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The Luxembourg Action Plan for Renewable Energy for 2010-2020 is a sectoral document. It is based on three main areas. The utilisation of national potentials is a top priority. Here, an intensive development of the electricity and heat generation is desired. In the area of electricity, biomass and wind will, in the future, represent the two top performers. In the heating field, in addition to the development of a grid-connected heat supply based on biomass, decentralised heating production is also of great relevance. In households, the technologies of solar thermal energy and heat pumps will increasingly be used in addition to biomass. Luxembourg primarily intends to continue the promotion of renewable energies in the electricity sector through feedin tariffs and investment incentives as well as in the heating sector through investment incentives. The second component of the national strategy involves energy from renewable sources in the transport sector. Here the 10 % target established by the directive needs to be achieved. In this context Luxembourg is due to limited land potential focussing on sustainable biofuel imports by requiring that a percentage of biofuels be added to regular fuel, but also focussing on an ambitious national development of electromobility in public transport and in private transport in order to meet the requirements. The third main pillar is represented by the cooperation mechanisms. Based on limited national potentials and according to the current situation, Luxembourg must rely on this possibility in order to be able to reach its 11% overall target. Initial analyses suggest that a combination of joint projects and statistic transfers may represent the most effective solution.
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Luxembourg action plan for renewable energy Within the framework of the European Parliament and Council Directive Directive D2009/28/EC of 23 April on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC
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Gouvernement du Grand-Duch de Luxembourg Minist re de l conomie et du Commerce ext rieur
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