Updated September 17, 2018


  • Seven reactors produce more than half of Belgium’s electricity.

  • Belgium’s government has announced a total nuclear phaseout by 2025. This is the latest of decades of announced phaseouts.

  • In 2014, Belgium’s largest nuclear plant suffered from an act of apparent industrial sabotage that destroyed a nuclear steam turbine. The turbine was repaired and the plant returned to service at a cost of half a billion dollars.

  • Belgium already imports a quarter of its electricity consumption, and has essentially no domestic energy sources, including little land for the development of renewable energy.