Belgium gears up for nuclear phase-out

Green energy minister Olivier Deleuze is to submit draft legislation to the Belgian parliament before the end of the year to close the country's nuclear power stations when they reach 40 years of age. A nuclear phase-out was agreed in principle when the present coalition government was formed two years ago but no concrete implementation steps had been taken until now. The decision comes days after the International energy agency advised Belgium to maintain a nuclear capability, warning that sufficient alternative renewable energy sources did not exist (EED 03/10/01). Cabinet of Olivier Deleuze.

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