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Swiss to vote on law to help renewables, ban new nuclear power plants

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By John Miller and Rupert PretterklieberZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss voters will on Sunday determine the fate of a law proposing billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, a ban on new nuclear plants and a partial utilities bailout.Polling so far suggests the law will be approved in the binding referendum, but support has slipped. A survey this month by research institute gfs.bern for state broadcaster SRG showed 56 percent of voters backed the law, down from 61 percent.The Swiss initiative mirrors efforts elsewhere in Europe to reduce dependence on nuclear power, partly sparked by ...

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