Renewable Energy Sources Will Be Used To Replace The Nuclear Energy In Switzerland

Switzerland launched a strategic plan this week to boost renewable energy sources and gradually replace nuclear energy, which currently accounts for 33% of state energy production.

The Swiss Confederation, which is responsible for 60% of hydroelectric power, will initiate a series of measures to enable the country to operate with other renewable energies as soon as the “safe” life of the five nuclear power plants it owns is over. Two of the nuclear power plants still in operation are among the oldest in the world, according to the Swiss Ministry of Energy, which plans to close one of them next year.

Lukas Gutzwiller, responsible for International Affairs at the Ministry, recalled that after the nuclear accident in Fukushima (Japan) in 2011 the Swiss government decided to reorient its energy plan, although the new law that develops it did not enter into force until last January after gaining the support of the population in a referendum held in May 2017.

via Renewable Energy Sources Will Be Used To Replace The Nuclear Energy In Switzerland – Canadian Homesteading

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