11 December 2012 17:46 [Source: ICIS news]
Scienceindustries, which represents Switzerland-based chemicals and pharmaceuticals producers, said that the government’s strategy – called “Energy Strategy 2050” – did not provide a satisfactory answer how Switzerland can make up for the lost nuclear power capacity against the backdrop of rising power demand.
Nuclear plants account for about 40% of
The phase-out of the nuclear plants meant that
Scienceindustries called on the government to open up
At the same time, the government needed to accelerate procedures to allow for the construction of new power plants, the group said.
The group also said that it rejects a further expansion of the subsidised renewable energy sector.
The example of
Scieneindustries represents more than 250 Swiss-based, chemical, pharmaceuticals and biotech companies.
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