ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Aug 2016In August 2016, the government of Luxembourg announced a change in production support.
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EC press release, SA.43128
On 26 August 2016, the European Commission approved state aid worth 150 million EUR for the support of the renewable energy sector in Luxemborug in the years 2016-2020.
The scheme will provide premium payments to wind, solar, biogas, hydropower and biomass operators.
The Commission also stated that, in line with the 2014 Guidelines on state aid for environmental protection and energy, the operators shall receive premium payments instead of feed-in-tariffs.
A state measure in the GTA database is assessed solely in terms of the extent to which its implementation affects the extent of discrimination against foreign commercial interests. On this metric, the state aid proposed here is discriminatory.
As Luxembourg did not import at least 1 million USD worth of the selected product from a single country in 2015, no affected trading partners were selected.