Power on or off for Swiss nuclear plants?

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Series Details 26.11.16
Publication Date 26/11/2016
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Swtzerland held a referendum on the 27 November 2016 deciding whether to close the country’s five nuclear power plants after 45 years in operation. The outcome was too close to call, according to the last opinion poll before voting started.

In the event 54% of voters rejected the plan which had been promoted by the environmental Green Party to shut down the last Swiss nuclear plant in 2029 and thus speed up a plan already in place to transition to renewables by 2050.

Source Link http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/vote-november-27_power-on-or-off-for-swiss-nuclear-plants-/42703330
Related Links
ESO: Background information: Swiss government recommends nuclear phase-out, May 2011 http://www.europeansources.info/record/swiss-government-recommends-nuclear-phase-out/
SwissInfo.ch: Tag: Nuclear-free energy http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/in-depth/vote-november-27-2016
Wikipedia: Nuclear power in Switzerland https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_in_Switzerland
Deutsche Welle, 27.11.16: Swiss reject rapid departure from atomic power http://dw.com/p/2TKcT

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