Another setback for the “nuclear renaissance”: Switzerland voted on Friday to focus more on renewables and efficiency. For the first time ever, new nuclear plants are officially off the table—though admittedly, none were planned. The Swiss just “adopted the Energiewende,” writes the Neue Züricher Zeitung. Is no one paying attention?
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The Swiss government opposes a popular initiative to be voted on in November that would ban new nuclear power plants and shut down three existing ones next year, Energy Minister Doris Leuthard said on Tuesday. While the government still wants to exit nuclear energy, the proposal to be voted on next month would do this prematurely, leaving the country unable to replace power output with energy from renewable sources, she said in a statement ahead of a news conference.
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