Swiss nuclear referendum result is pro-science and pro-climate
On Sunday the 27th of November, the Swiss public voted in favour of letting the country’s fleet of nuclear power reactors operate for longer than 45 years, based on regulatory approval1. The commendable result shows that the Swiss people trust expert safety authorities, and that they hold climate and energy security concerns as more important than radiation fears. In short, the sensible Swiss have priotised science and their extensive nuclear experience ahead of green energy dogma. Agneta Rising, Director General of the World Nuclear Association noted, “The Swiss people have chosen to use their existing nuclear energy assets more wisely and to preserve their wonderful clean electricity system. Relying on a balanced mix of hydro power and nuclear, their energy mix is one of the cleanest in the world and it provides a successful model for other countries that are seeking to decarbonise.” ….