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Switzerland Halts Nuclear Plant Production To Focus On Renewable Energy

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Switzerland aims to get out of the nuclear power business beginning in 2018. They plan to become one of the many countries that have pushed renewable sources to the forefront of their power supply with the passing of the Energy Strategy 2050 law on Sunday. Those pioneers include places like Iceland, which is already fueled on 100 percent renewable energy, and Germany, which recently had 85 percent of their country run on renewables over a holiday weekend.

The country has already made the push to hydroelectricity, which accounts for nearly 60 percent of all the sources of energy based on data from the Swiss Federal Office of Energy. Nuclear energy is next with 33.5 percent. Notably, 58.2 percent of the country’s population voted in favor to not build any further nuclear power plants.