Small countries like Belgium are able to make big impacts on global emissions. Belgium is going one step further and eliminating the use of nuclear power as well as fossil fuels in a shift to offshore wind.
Belgium will double the area of its North Sea waters made available to offshore wind parks after 2020, the government announced on Friday, as part of its exit strategy from nuclear power. The country has four offshore wind parks that produce 871 megawatts of power and wants to increase that capacity to 2.2 gigawatts by 2020 and to 4 gigawatts by 2030. After 2020, the government plans to designate a new, 221-square-kilometre (85 square miles) area near French waters. “Our North Sea is a crucial partner in the energy transition towards renewable energy which is happening […]