Saturday, December 3, 2011

Switzerland to shut down nuclear power by 2034

Today more than 40% of  Switzerland energy comes from nuclear power plants.
The vote in upper parliament chamber to shut down the nuclear power plants, followed a June decision by the lower chamber of parliament to back an exit from nuclear energy recommended by the government, which had earlier frozen plans for a new construction programme after the explosions and meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Green Cross International's president Mikhail Gorbachev, welcomed Switzerland's decision.
"I applaud Switzerland for taking this brave step towards ending its reliance on nuclear energy,"  said Michael Gorbachev, in a statement.
I wrote about similar Germany and Japan decisions to phase out nuclear energy in this blog.

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