The country of Switzerland has officially taken the next steps to meet 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 Swiss population turned up to vote in a national referendum. As Swiss Info reports, voters chose to endorse a new energy law that promotes renewable energy and bans nuclear power plants. This is the eighth time in recent history Swiss citizens have voted on the issue.
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