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National Energy and Climate Plan for Belgium

legislation type Executive
Plan
Passed in 2019
The National Energy and Climate (ENCP) Plan is a ten-year integrated document mandated by the European Union to each of its member states in order for the EU to meet its overall greenhouse gases emissions targets. 

The plan aims to define measures adapted to different dimensions : 

1) decarbonisation dimension : reduction of GHG emissions by 35% in 2030 compared to 2005 for non-ET sectors, a Belgian contribution of 17.4% of renewable energies compared to gross final energy consumption; 
2) energy efficiency dimension : Belgium has set a contribution to the European target of 32.5% by 2030 (15% in primary energy and 12% in final energy); 
3) energy security dimension : one of the most important challenges for Belgium, in the short and medium term. A radical shift in the electricity mix due to the planned gradual phase-out of nuclear power by 2025 is planned; 
4) the internal energy market dimension : regarding energy transport infrastructure, efforts will be made in the coming years to strengthen the existing interconnections with France and the Netherlands; 
5) research, Innovation and Competitiveness dimension : Belgium is committed to devoting at least 3% of its gross domestic product overall to R&D.



Documents

  • Reduction of GHG-ETS emissions by 35% compared to 2005.


    Economy-wide | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2005
  • Increase renewable energy sources by 17.5 per cent of final gross energy consumption.
    Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • 35% GHG emission reduction in non-ETS sectors by 2030 relative to 2005 levels
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2005
  • 17.5% renewable energy consumption by 2030
    Energy | Target year: 2030
  • 42.7 Mtoe primary energy consumption by 2030 (-15% compared to BAU)
    Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: BAU Primes
  • 32.5 Mtoe final energy consumption by 2030 (-12% compared to BAU)
    Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: BAU Primes
  • 4GW installed offshore wind capacity by 2030
    Energy | Target year: 2030
  • 10.45% biofuels reached in degree of admixture by 2030
    Energy | Target year: 2030
  • 7% first generation biofuels in the mix between 2021-2030
    Energy | Target year: 2030
  • energy and climate neutral federal goverment buildings by 2040
    Buildings | Target year: 2040
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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