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Belgium delays nuclear phaseout amid war worries

Government pledges further investment in renewable energy

The Belgian federal government postponed a planned phaseout of nuclear power Friday, citing “a chaotic geopolitical environment” as the war in Ukraine disrupts energy markets across the European Union.

  • Louise Guillot
  • Politico

One reactor at both the Doel and Tihange nuclear power plants will have their lives extended by ten years, the government said in a press release.

“This extension will strengthen our country’s independence from fossil fuels in a chaotic geopolitical environment,” it said.

Belgium had previously declared it would phase out nuclear power by 2025.

The government said it will ensure the…

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