Belgium advised to reverse nuclear phase-out

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Advisors to the Belgian government have recommended a reversal of the country’s decision to phase out nuclear power from its national energy mix.

Maintaining a legal pledge to close Belgium’s seven reactors by 2025 will be too expensive in an increasingly carbon-constrained economy, a commission set up by the government to analyse the country’s energy future has concluded, according to local media. Nuclear currently produces around half the country’s power.

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