Plans are underway to build five wind farms in the south of Luxembourg
Plans are underway to build five wind farms in the south of Luxembourg, according to the environment minister.
Carole Dieschbourg outlined the projects in Garnich, Differdange, Sudwand, Dahlheim and Kayl-Rumelange, in her response to a parliamentary question from Eugène Berger.
The most recent project is the Sudwand park, planned for an as yet to be defined site in the communes of Sanem, Mondercange, Bettembourg, Dippach, Reckange-sur-Mess, Roeser and Weiler-la-Tour.
The oldest project is the Kayl-Rumelange site, on which the ministry first gave an opinion in March 2009. Dieschbourg said the ministry had recently asked the project managers if the project would be abandoned, but no decision had been made at the time of writing.
The farms form part of Luxembourg’s commitment to ensure that renewables provide 11% of the country’s resources by 2020 in a bid to reduce carbon emissions. Among the steps taken to achieve this target, Luxembourg signed a cooperation agreement with Lithuania in October to buy renewable energy from the country.
Under the cooperation mechanism, Lithuania will transfer renewable energy quantities to Luxembourg from wind, solar and geothermal sources and then by biomass through sustainable forest management. The agreement, which was signed during a state visit to Lithuania, extends from 2018 to 2020. It later signed a similar agreement with Estonia.