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
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…