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Belgium to extend life of two nuclear reactors by 10 years

Reuters reports that Belgium is extending the life of two nuclear reactors by 10 years.

The C3 Take
  • Due to energy security concerns from Russia’s war in Ukraine, Belgium is extending the life of the Doel 4 and Tihange 3 reactors by 10 years.
  • The two power plants, which were originally scheduled to close in 2025, have a combined capacity of 2 gigawatts.
  • Nuclear power is safe and reliable while producing carbon-free energy.
  • Belgium should continue to extend its nuclear energy portfolio while investing in new reactors and technologies.

“Belgium’s six operating nuclear reactors have a combined capacity of about 5 gigawatt and generate about half of the country’s electricity, World Nuclear Association data show. One reactor, Doel 3, closed last year and the others had all been due to close in 2025.”

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