Action Plan towards the reduction of greenhouse gases emissions
In the transport sector, the Plan seeks to 1) increase the tax rate on liquid fuels, 2) reform the vehicle tax with environmental criteria, 3) double public transport's modal share to 25% by 2020, and 4) carry out other measures dedicated to "soft mobility". In the building sector, the Plan calls for new legislation over energy conservation and efficiency and a related subsidy scheme. The Plan also promotes renewable resources such as biomass, biogas, hydro and wind, through feed-in tariffs and other subsidy schemes. In the industrial and electricity supply sectors, the Plan calls for a modification of the quota system to reduce greenhouse gases emissions and for enhanced energy conservation.
The Plan further proposes 1) to strengthen education and professional training in low-carbon energy technologies and techniques, 2) to participate to several financing schemes from non-luxembourgish entities, and 3) to set up a governmental task force to follow on the Action Plan which is meant to evolve across time through periodic plans for sustainable development and midterm strategies.
28% cut in GHG emissions by 2008-2012 compared with a 1990 baseline