How much does free public transport cost?

How much does free public transport cost?
How much does free public transport cost?

Aid for renovation, extension of nuclear power and free public transport: the parties have also submitted environmental measures to the Planning Office.


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By Gil Durand, Bernard Padoan

Published on 7/05/2024 at 11:00
Reading time: 3 min

HASBeyond the portfolio, all parties also propose investments in matters related to the environment, mobility and energy. Among the flagship energy measures submitted by the parties to the Planning Office’s calculator, there is unsurprisingly the extension of the lifespan of more nuclear reactors than the two which appear in the agreement signed by Engie and the government . To give Doel 1 and 2 and Tihange 1 ten years of “refresh” – a measure tabled by the MR, Défi and Les Engagés – it would cost the state budget 185 million euros per year during the five years of the next legislature. According to experts from the Planning Bureau, this extension would have a positive impact on electricity prices, with a gain of 12% compared to a marginal production cost of 87 euros/MWh by 2033, according to the reference scenario. – which only includes the extension of Doel 4 and Tihange 3 and the development of the Princess Elisabeth offshore wind zone.



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