Johan Albrecht

Senior Fellow

Johan Albrecht is a senior fellow at the Itinera Institute. He studied at the universities of Ghent and Oxford and has a PhD in environmental economics from Ghent University. He teaches courses on environmental economics and on the economics of innovation. He is the author of five books and over fourty publications in international journals and volumes. As scientific advisor, he worked for Belgian and international organisations in the fields of energy and technology policy.

Published by Johan Albrecht

The outlook of the Belgian electricity system is increasingly unpredictable and challenging. Belgium is confronted with a nuclear phase out in a liberalized European electricity market which is strongly impacted by climate and renewable energy policies. The investment climate for controllable, non-intermittent assets is very problematic. We present the evolution of the estimated reserve margin …
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Watch the Itinera and Actua TV broadcast on competitiveness with Johan Albrecht, Servais Verherstraeten (CD&V), Lode Vereeck (Open VLD), Matthias Diependaele (N-VA)
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Belgium is a competitive country but does not have the strenght to improve the competitiveness. In the report "Competitiveness 2014-2019" Itinera maps out some difficulties for which hardly or no progress is being made. In order to remain competitive, the evolution of the wage costs must be in line with the evolution of productivity. And this pattern is no longer respected in our coun…
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Itinera calls the next Government up to  counter the detachment of wages and productivity and investing in a proactive STEM-educational policy
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Actua TV and Itinera are organizing a series of political debates that are composed in a thematic way in the build-up to the elections of 25 May. This week the energy theme was broached. What are the challenges for the next couple of years? Is Belgium ready for the nuclear phase-out? And what with renewable energy? Itineras energy specialist Johan Albrecht presents his vision and Kristof Calvo …
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From next year, Belgium will put out its nuclear power plants, until 2025. Will we have sufficient production to fill that gap? Johan Albrecht presents his lines of policy on the Kanaal Z  program Z-Expert for the following federal and regional governments.
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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 …
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Belgium needs up to 13 000 MW new capacity for the production of electricity by 2025. Itinera calls for a roadmap by 2025 with new capacity, better use of existing capacity and with the support of renewable energy as full market party.
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What are the policy priorities that should be addressed during the election campaign and be added to the negotiators' lists after the elections? This is the approach of our election series which starts on 18 March. In this way, Itinera wants to make a positive contribution to the election debate.  Over the course of 9 weeks, Itinera will present specific “must-dos” f…
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The housing premium mitigates the fiscal pressure on new housing development from 106% to 60% and is an important fiscal stimulus to acquire a house of its own. However, new housing estate is in further decrease, in spite of the housing premium. In the margin of the fair for construction Batibouw, Itinera proposes to replace the housing premium by a VAT-reduction to keep new housing estate up t…
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