Switzerland votes to phase out nuclear power

Switzerland has voted to phase out nuclear power in favour of renewable energy. More than 58% backed the move towards greener power sources in a referendum on Sunday. Switzerland has five ageing nuclear power plants, which provide a third of the country’s energy needs. There is no date yet to decommission the facilities, but the…

Industry Meltdown: Is the Era of Nuclear Power Coming to an End?

From Europe to Japan to the U.S., nuclear power is in retreat, as plants are being shuttered, governments move toward renewables, and key companies face financial troubles. Even some of the industry’s biggest boosters believe nuclear is on the way out. BY FRED PEARCE • MAY 15, 2017 Is the nuclear power industry in its…