Switzerland has voted to keep their nuclear reactors. Five nuclear reactors provide over one-third of Switzerland’s electricity.
Nuclear power is Switzerland’s second largest source of electricity, providing about 35% of electricity in 2015 and complementing 52% hydro to give the country one of the cleanest and most secure electricity systems in the world.
Now Swiss nuclear plants can operate according to their owners’ commercial plans, subject to approval from safety regulators. They are now likely to continue until the age of 60, closing in the 2030s-2040s. They are expected to generate some 320 TWh of electricity in the longer operating period, which would avoid “at least 50 million tons of CO2” compared to typical replacement mix of natural gas and imports from France and Germany, said EfH.
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