Policy & Regulation

EC approves Luxembourg’s biogas support scheme

European Commission has cleared a six-year extension to Luxembourg’s support scheme for the production of biogas.
By Staff reporter 24 October 2018 0 33028

The European Commission has cleared a six-year extension to Luxembourg’s support scheme for the production of biogas valued at an estimated €45 million ($51.3 million), the commission said on Wednesday.

Luxembourg’s scheme – which is for renewable gas injected into the natural gas network – was cleared under EU state aid rules.

The EU’s 2014 guidelines on state aid for environmental protection and energy allow member states to subsidise renewables under certain conditions.

“The Commission concluded that the prolongation of the scheme will help Luxembourg boost the share...