Itineras election series chapter 1: Energy

Analysis

The nuclear phase-out in our country is not too far away anymore. By 2015, the two oldest nuclear power plants of Doel will be closed after 40 years of use. Will the remaining available production capacity suffice to deal with exceptional peaks – for example in wintertime? Are we preparing for the closure of the remaining nuclear power plants of Tihange by 2025? And how does the expected expansion of renewable energy fit into all this? These are the essential policy issues for the near future. And 2015 is certainly near…

In his report Johan Albrecht makes a diagnosis of the energy policy in our country and he indicates some priorities for the next Government.