News Digest Item
16 Aug 2017

“Energy transition: Swiss take their time”

dpa / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

In spring this year, Switzerland decided to pursue an energy transition strategy, but the country will take its time phasing out nuclear power, writes the news agency dpa in an article carried by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Switzerland is already able to cover 60 percent of its power demand with hydro energy, but an alternative is needed for nuclear power, which represents 30 percent, writes dpa. The ongoing melting of glaciers is projected to limit the availability of hydro energy in the future, the article notes.
In May 2017, voters in Switzerland opted for a new energy law that aims to promote renewable energy, bans the construction of new nuclear plants, and fosters greater energy efficiency.

Read the article in German here.

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