|Switzerland opts for|
bans nuclear power.
Switzerland just passed a new energy law that promotes renewable energy and bans nuclear power plants.
The landmark vote brings the nation closer to meeting its goal of generating 4,400 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of renewable energy by 2020, and 11,400 GWh by 2035.
Over the weekend, approximately 42% of the population turned up to vote in the national referendum, which marks the eighth time in recent history Swiss citizens have voted on the issue.
Watch the inhabitat slide show - “Switzerland votes to ban nuclear power and invest in renewable energy.”