The nuclear tax is the sum that Electrabel pays to allow it to keep its nuclear power stations open longer than was originally agreed. Previously the tax had been set at 250 million euro.
Then too, Electrabel took action in the Constitutional Court. However, the company’s complaint fell on deaf ears.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has increased the nuclear tax to 550 million euro. Electrabel says that this is disproportional and has taken the case to the constitutional court. Recently Electrabel recorded losses for the first time.