Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1993
Date Amended:

5 July 2016

Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy, Buildings, Buildings>Building Code>Energy performance
Agency:Ministry of the Economy
Legal References:Journal Officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg A-No 70 6 Septembre 1993

Framework Law concerning rational use of energy: Law of 5 August 1993 provides the legal basis for deployment and renewable energy usage in Luxembourg. The Law sets out energy savings and renewable energy objectives and measures.

The Law provides for research and demonstration activities on renewable energy sources and/or energy conservation to benefit from public assistance, particularly in the form of pilot projects. It establishes that electricity produced from small-scale renewable energy sources and cogeneration are to be connected to public networks, and that feed-in tariffs are to be established for these sources. It also provides the possibility for renewable energy or cogeneration obligations to be set, for buildings requiring large amounts of energy and those in industry.

The Law establishes mandatory energy use norms and standards for buildings. Building owners must undertake energy performance evaluation. They must also undertake energy-saving improvements in insulation, heating and cooling components, should heating needs exceed 600 kW, cooling needs exceed 300 kW or transformer capacity exceed 500 kW.

Commercial and industrial installations consuming over 3 GWh of energy per year are required to regularly establish energy performance assessments, and evaluations concerning energy-saving improvements.

Such activities can benefit from state aid.

The Framework Law creates a legal basis for introduction of mechanisms supporting financially deployment of renewable energies in Luxembourg such as feed-in tariff, grants, tax reliefs and similar.

Related policies:Feed-in tariffs for renewable energy and cogeneration (Règlement du 30 mai 1994) , Regulation establishing scheme promoting rational use of energy and development of renewable energy sources , Feed-in tariffs for renewable energy and cogeneration (Règlement du 14 october 2005) , Financial aid programme for energy savings and renewable energy in housing 2013

date effective: 1993 (August 5th)

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