Switzerland: Energy Strategy 2050 is passed

Switzerland: Energy Strategy 2050 is passed

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With almost 60% of votes in favor, the Swiss have voted in favor of the new energy policy, which is more efficient and more renewable, and provides for the gradual abandonment of nuclear power

Energy turning point in Switzerland. Thanks to 58.2% of the consensus, the referendum was passed, with which the Confederation asked Swiss citizens to vote on the energy policy reform project, namely, Energy Strategy 2050, which plans for certain radical changes in terms of production and support for the efficiency plan. The highest number of “yeses” was recorded in the cantons of Vaud (73.5%) and Geneva (72.6%). The opposing cantons included the rejection voted by Argovia (51.8% no), which is home to major nuclear power stations. The approved law plans for a net increase in energy efficiency, a clear reduction in consumption, strengthening of hydroelectric power, and an increased share of energy derived from renewable sources, such as sun and wind. Bern will also gradually turn away from atomic power, by closing existing power stations at the end of their lifecycle with a ban on the construction of new power plants.

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