Luxembourg reaches 4.1% renewable energy share in 2013-14
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The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has reached a renewable energy share of 4.1% in 2013-2014, surpassing by 0.2 percentage points its interim target under EU regulations.
A report by the national statistical institute (STATEC) on Thursday showed that renewable electricity production in the country for 2013-2014 has gone up by 25.5% over 2011-2012. Heat production from renewables has also jumped by 28.4% and the consumption of biofuels blended with traditional fuels has increased by 30.4%.
Luxembourg has one of the lowest shares in the bloc. It aims to reach 11% renewable in gross final energy consumption by 2020 under the EU’s 20-20-20 targets.
The country recently announced plans to expand its feed-in tariff (FiT) support scheme to include new photovoltaic (PV) and wind categories from January 1, 2016. Thus it aims to foster growth of community projects with capacity of 30 kW to 200 kW.