Swiss politicians reportedly preparing petition to bring nuclear back into energy portfolio
GENEVA (Sputnik) – Members of a committee of the Swiss parliament and representatives of the business community will submit a petition calling for a review of the country’s energy policy to avoid power shortages, Reuters reported on Sunday. reported.
In 2017, Switzerland voted in favor of converting nuclear power to renewable energy, banning the construction of new nuclear power plants in the country over safety concerns after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011.
Lawmakers from centrist and right-wing parties, along with representatives from the economic sector, launched a group called Stop Blackouts to demand a review of the country’s energy policy to ensure adequate energy supplies and keep nuclear energy national. A petition to do so was launched on Tuesday. An integral part, according to the media.
Swiss authorities have previously announced that they could impose limits on energy consumption for the first time in coming winter in case of electricity or gas shortages. Switzerland produces more electricity than it consumes, but in winter it relies on imports from neighboring countries.
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