Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministère de l Économie, Direction générale de l Énergie
Legal References:EU Directive on energy end-use efficiency and energy services 2006/32/EC

The Luxembourg Energy Efficiency Action Plan, pursuant to the Directive on energy end-use efficiency and energy services, aims to achieve energy savings in individual sectors of consumption, amounting to 9% of the average annual national consumption from 2001-05. Overall attainable energy savings amount to 1 582 TWh. The interim target for Luxembourg by the end of 2010 is 3%, equivalent to a saving of 527 TWh. The main new measures to be taken in order to meet the target are: -Upgrading old buildings in the household sector, -Making new buildings energy efficient, -Improving thermal insulation in the trade, commerce, services sector, -Realising energy savings potential in cross-cutting technologies and electricity applications in the TCS sector, -Supporting decentralised renewable energy in buildings. New measures undertaken as part of the Action Plan by sector include: Household sector -Regulatory measures improving the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings -Regulations targeting old buildings; improving cavity wall insulation -Promoting low-energy and passive houses Tertiary sector -Regulatory measures improving the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings Non-EU ETS Industry -Planned for 2010 are measures to improve in the energy efficiency of industrial cross-cutting technologies (such as electric motors, compressors etc.) through information provision, audits, energy tables/benchmarking, voluntary agreements with industry, and incentive schemes. Transport -Raising the price of fuel -CO2 vehicle tax -Providing financial support for the purchase of least-polluting cars Cross-cutting measures and Renewable energy -Production of electricity through CHP and renewable energy sources -Promoting decentralised use of renewable energy sources

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