Belgium to get sustainability "superministry"

Report says new coalition government will put environment, energy and transport under one roof, delay nuclear phase-out

Belgium's likely new government will create a "superministry" for sustainable development responsible for environment, energy and transport policies and charged with cutting national greenhouse gas emissions, according to newspaper Le Soir. Four parties are engaged in tortuous negotiations to create a centre-right coalition following elections in June. A negotiator told the newspaper they had agreed to delay the phase-out Belgium's nuclear plants (EED 20/06/07) and would create a task force to investigate alternatives to fossil fuels. "We're on the way to a green revolution," the source said. See Le Soir article.

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