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Swiss government tightens energy policy

Local News // Sept. 20, 2016
Swiss government tightens energy policy

The Swiss parliament have given the green light to a more sustainable energy policy.

They've approved plans to phase out nuclear power, promote renewable energy and boost energy efficiency.

It is a compromise of a proposal put forward by the government, but faces opposition by a majority of the political centre-right.

As part of the package, Switzerland's nuclear power plants can operate as long as they pass regular tests carried out by the nuclear safety inspectorate.

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