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ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland votes on Sunday on a new energy law, titled "Energy Strategy 2050," that includes billions of Swiss francs in subsidies to support new renewable supplies and energy efficiency, while banning new nuclear power plants. Highlights of the law are below:* Aims to increase solar, wind, biomass and geothermal energy output from 2,831 gigawatt hours (GWh) now, or just 4.3 percent of Swiss generation, to 11,400 GWh by 2035.* Bans new nuclear power plants ahead of the eventual phase out of Switzerland's five plants, with the first closing in 2019.* Hikes charges on ...

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 18:24 IST
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