As you have certainly read in the news, Belgium is embroiled in a turmoil regarding a possible shortage of electricity this winter. A couple of years ago, thanks to privatizations reforms the government decided to put partially in the hands of the private sector a key strategic element of its economy: electricity production. The situation is today that 6 out of 7 nuclear power plants producing electricity for the Belgian people are now stopped due to recent findings of concrete degradations and other repetitive incidents in the last couple of months. Government fears shortage this winter to come while prices are certainly guaranteed to reach sky high values as Belgium will need to import electricity from its French and German neighbours.

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