EC approves extension of biogas support scheme in Luxembourg

By Erin Voegele | October 25, 2018

On Oct. 24, the European Commission announced it has approved, under European Union state aid rules, a €45 million ($51.14 million) extension of a biogas support scheme in Luxembourg that will run for six years, from January 2017 to December 2022.

According to the EC, the scheme aims to ensure a stable remuneration for biogas plants.

The support scheme was initially approved by the EC in 2011 and modified in 2015. In a statement released Oct. 24, the EC said it has concluded that an extension of the scheme will help Luxembourg boost the share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources to meet its climate targets, in line with the environmental objectives of the EU, without unduly distorting competition.