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Switzerland will not replace any of its 5 nuclear power plants when they reach the end of their...

Switzerland will not replace any of its 5 nuclear power plants when they reach the end of their lifespans, meaning the country will be without nuclear energy by 2034. Currently, 40% of Swiss energy needs are supplied by nuclear power.
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  • kmi
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    With the question arising where are they planning to source that energy....
    25 May 2011, 10:54 AM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    "the counry will be without nuclear energy by 2024."

     

    Yikes.

     

    Can Jane Fonda still run?

     

    I have in mind her in a wheel pumping away and fulfilling our renewable energy needs.
    25 May 2011, 10:59 AM Reply Like
  • wyostocks
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    Political BS. They have no alternative to nuke power. Plenty of time to change this decision.
    25 May 2011, 11:05 AM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    It's rumored that they're going to harness alpine avalanches in a new "white" movement.
    25 May 2011, 11:10 AM Reply Like
  • Wyatt Junker
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    *chuckle*
    25 May 2011, 11:14 AM Reply Like
  • Duude
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    i think the current Swiss plan is setting up a system of odd/even days for the rights to turn on your lights.
    25 May 2011, 11:14 AM Reply Like
  • Jim Nelson
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    What a bunch of stupid BS. No nuclear energy? What's next. Attempt to do away with our Sun? Do they even realize our life source, "our Sun", is nuclear energy? DAH!

     

    Autos kill over 50,000 a year in the U.S. alone. Better to divert our efforts to improve auto safety. Nuclear energy has proven fairly safe and safety is being improved with new designs.

     

    Better idea would be to get rid of all the stupid politicians and replace them with intelligent, thinking persons.

     

    Good to read the above comments from SA readers. Glad someone is thinking straight.

     

    Jim Nelson
    25 May 2011, 11:18 AM Reply Like
  • reader
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    Stupid is as stupid does. I hope I 'm still around to see what they come with for an alternative in 2034. Should be interesting.
    25 May 2011, 11:32 AM Reply Like
  • Humble Value Miner
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    They will extract energy from Swiss chocolate. It's an excellent source of energy :)
    25 May 2011, 06:41 PM Reply Like
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