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Working Paper 21-08 - Impact of the EU Energy and Climate Package on the Belgian energy system and economy - Study commissioned by the Belgian federal and three regional authorities


  • Francis Bossier
  • Danielle Devogelaer
  • Dominique Gusbin
  • Frédéric Verschueren


In order to prepare for the negotiations on the EU Energy and Climate Package, the Federal Planning Bureau was asked by the Belgian federal and regional authorities to conduct a study on the impact of the January 2008 European Commission's proposal. In the course of this study, various scenarios were run. Next to a baseline, two main alternative scenarios were scrutinised: the 20/20 and 30/20 target scenarios, standing for an EU reduction of respectively 20% and 30% of GHG emissions in the year 2020 compared to the level of 1990 and a 20% mandatory EU share of RES in Gross Final Energy Demand in 2020. The report then includes an analysis of the impact of both scenarios on the Belgian energy system and economy as well as on GHG emissions.

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  • Francis Bossier & Danielle Devogelaer & Dominique Gusbin & Frédéric Verschueren, 2008. "Working Paper 21-08 - Impact of the EU Energy and Climate Package on the Belgian energy system and economy - Study commissioned by the Belgian federal and three regional authorities," Working Papers 0821, Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium.
  • Handle: RePEc:fpb:wpaper:0821

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    1. Capros, Pantelis & Mantzos, Leonidas & Parousos, Leonidas & Tasios, Nikolaos & Klaassen, Ger & Van Ierland, Tom, 2011. "Analysis of the EU policy package on climate change and renewables," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(3), pages 1476-1485, March.
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    1. Nadine Gouzée & Alain Henry, 2009. "Working Paper 17-09 - Exploration de répartitions des objectifs et opportunités du paquet climat-énergie en Belgique
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    Energy policy; Climate policy; Economic efficiency; Long-term energy projections; Greenhouse gas emissions; Macroeconomic impact;

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    • Q4 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy
    • C6 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy

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