Switzerland confronts the post-nuclear era

Switzerland has decided to phase out nuclear power by 2050 at the latest. Other forms of energy are being considered to make up for the shortfall. The country is searching for viable alternatives, taking into account the impact on the environment and rising energy consumption.

Global nuclear trends
Abandoning nuclear power
La centrale nucleare di Mühleberg, costruita nel 1972, verrà completamente smantellata a partire dal 2019.
The initiative demands the end of nuclear energy production in Switzerland by 2029
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Alternatives to nuclear power
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Hydro-electric crisis

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