Methodological comments to the report of the Commission Ampere

Publication - 4 avril, 2001
Ce rapport (en anglais) a été commandé par Greenpeace pour estimer la valeur du rapport remis par la Commission Ampere au gouvernement belge. Une initiative née du constat que certains éléments repris dans le rapport Ampere divergeaient fortement avec des études antérieures, réalisées en Belgique et portant sur le secteur de l'électricité.

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Executive summary: In October 2000, the Commission for the Analysis of the Means of Electricity Production and the Restructuring of the Energy Sector (AMPERE) provided its final report to the State Secretary for Energy and Long-Term Development of the Belgian Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs. The objective of the AMPERE Commission’s report is to draw up recommendations, based on the currently existing situation in Belgium, regarding future options with respect to the production of electricity in order that these will match the societal, economic and environmental requirements of the twenty-first century. The general economic and energy context as well as the evolution of electricity demand in Belgium have also been taken into account. The members of the AMPERE Commission have made their considerations for a period of 20 years and have dedicated their work to the technologies which could be placed in service and industrially used by the year 2020.Following the publication of the report, Greenpeace Belgium has commissioned to the Wuppertal Institute a short study with the aim of a first scientific assessment of the report.The methodological problems of that report were considered the most important issue to focus on. This is, therefore, a first short study that focuses on the methodology used in the work and the report of the AMPERE Commission to derive the results, and to develop recommendations from the results. As far as it was possible with the limited time given, comments on some of the results presented in the reports of the AMPERE Commission were also developed.

Num. pages: 45