Small country, big challenge: Switzerland’s upcoming transition to sustainable energy

@article{Notter2015SmallCB,
  title={Small country, big challenge: Switzerland’s upcoming transition to sustainable energy},
  author={Dominic A. Notter},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  year={2015},
  volume={71},
  pages={51 - 63}
}
  • Dominic A. Notter
  • Published 1 January 2015
  • Environmental Science, Engineering
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Switzerland has long met a good portion of its energy needs by using nuclear power. But in the wake of the accident at Fukushima, the country will have to turn elsewhere—while still remaining true to its history of self-sufficiency and energy independence. This effort is made more complicated by fears that one of its traditional energy sources, hydropower, may no longer be as reliable as in the past. But with a combination of energy conservation, greater efficiencies, alternative energy sources… 
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