Electrabel takes legal action against nuclear tax

The energy production and supply company Electrabel has lodged a complaint against the so-called nuclear tax with the Constitutional Court. The news that Electrabel is taking legal action against the tax appears in Saturday’s edition of the financial daily ‘De Tijd’.

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.