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The initiative was needed to ensure the transition to the government's new energy strategy, said Regula Rytz, co-president of the Green Party, before the media in Bern on Thursday. The nuclear phase-out should not be delayed any further, she added.
Reassuring findings by scientists have not convinced politicians, farmers or environmentalists the plants are safe. While they have been grown across the Americas and India for 15 years, GM plants for agriculture continue to be regarded with
The trip was organised by the environmental organisation Greenpeace Switzerland to show the human face of the catastrophe, which saw a tsunami and earthquake trigger a meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear reactor. The Japanese visitors stand on the bank
The Mayak plant in the Urals on the border between Europe and Asia has long been in the sights of environmentalists such as Greenpeace. A devastating explosion in the 1950s was hushed up for decades, but Greenpeace says nuclear contamination
The Industry Energy Agency said this week that more than 2,100 firms participating in a self-regulatory scheme have cut CO2 emissions by 1.3 million tonnes in the last ten years while using 1,000 gigawatt hours less electricity. Parliament will
Luigi Jorio , swissinfo.ch Swiss power companies put off by complicated investment procedures and low profitability at home are stepping up acquisitions in other parts of Europe. At the end of May, the Swiss electricity companies, EOS Holding and BKW,
Spoof advertisements on the Public Eye Awards website mock three companies nominated for 'corporate offences' The award for what environmentalists regard as the world's "most evil corporation of the year" will be presented this week to a reluctant
The Federal Migration Office said on Thursday that by law the man's case rests in Rome's hands, since he first arrived in Europe via Italy. The case has been well studied and is very clear legally, said Michael Glauser, Migration Office spokesman.
HeiQ, a start-up based in central Switzerland, confirmed it has been in discussions with officials in the United States about its fleece that can separate oil from water. President Barack Obama toured the shores of Mississippi and Alabama on Monday
While they are well represented at this year's Geneva Motor Show, you won’t find many on Swiss roads. In 2009, of the 266,018 new cars sold, only 53 were powered by electricity. There are experts who say that the hour of the electric car has arrived,