Luxembourg is making good progress towards its 2020 climate and energy targets, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič has said.
Šefčovič was expected to visit Luxembourg for the second Energy Union Tour on October 23. The Vice-President was due to meet Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider as well as the Minister for the Environment and Climate Carole Dieschbourg. Vice-President Šefčovič will promote the different components of the Energy Union stressing the need for investment in the clean energy transition, which are at the heart of the Clean Energy for All Europeans proposals. Further he will call on the Luxembourgish authorities to use its forward-looking “Third Industrial Revolution” Strategy and its new “Climate Pact” to meet the goals of the Energy Union. The Vice-President will also visit the LuxÉnergie biomass co-generation plant.
“Luxembourg is making good progress towards its 2020 climate and energy targets, as its emissions decreased by 16 percent between 2005 and 2016. I believe that the recently adopted ‘Climate Pact’ between the state and municipalities is an excellent way forward and even a model for others,” Šefčovič said. “Local involvement and leadership is vital for our success in this area,” he added.