Privatization, internal market, interconnections, greenhouse gas emission reductions, renewable energy targets… is it possible to reconcile these themes? And if so, will our lights stay on? This is a major concern of a number of players in the energy field, especially the Secretary of State for Energy since he is responsible for guaranteeing the security of supply. In times of increased electricity production by variable energy sources and of distorted investment signals, guaranteeing security of supply is not evident, since the absence of investments in sufficient reserve capacity and – worst case scenario – inadequacy of generation capacity may lead to soaring societal costs. This Working Paper focuses on the specific event that, in spite of all initiatives and mechanisms in place, things go wrong: a national black-out paralyzing the entire Belgian economy for 1 hour and its price tag are analysed.Working Paper 03-14
Hausse de la fiscalité sur l’énergie et baisse d’autres formes de prélèvement : résultats macroéconomiques [13/11/2009]
This study is devoted to the analysis of the main effects, on the Belgian economy, of various forms of tax shifting aimed at increasing taxes on energy and decreasing other taxesWorking Paper 11-09
(mainly taxes on labour). Results show that, if the increase in energy taxes is combined with a reduction of taxes on labour, a double dividend (rise in employment and decrease in energy consumption and CO2 emissions) can be obtained.
Perspectives énergétiques pour la Belgique à l’horizon 2030Planning Paper 95
Energievooruitzichten voor België tegen 2030 [05/04/2004]
La demande d’électricité en Belgique à l’horizon 2010 : Analyse comparative de projections réalisées entre 1999 et 2001 [21/05/2003]Working Paper 07-03
L'ajustement des salaires face aux chocs pétroliers et les réponses de la politique économique [01/08/1991]Planning Paper 53