The energy sector represents 14.1% of Belgian industry and contributes an amount of 2.3% to the total GDP of the country (data Eurostat, 2012).
8th biggest energy user in the European Union, Belgium covers one quarter of its own needs, mainly thanks to its nuclear power stations. As Belgium does not have any oil, natural gas, uranium or coal, its degree of energy dependency relies entirely upon its production from renewable energy and waste.
The government sets a double objective by 2020: 13% of green energy in the consumption mix and 21% of electricity is to be produced from renewable energy sources.
In the first part of the publication “Belgian Sustainable Energy Solutions” the Belgian energy sector is presented: the market in numbers, the European and national objectives, the assets of Belgium and the different players.
The second part is devoted to 12 Belgian success stories, while the third part consists of a non-exhaustive list of companies active in the industry. The companies were divided into 4 categories (production, electrical solutions, thermic solutions and energy efficiency).