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September 14, 2023

Swiss voters reject plan for high-altitude solar parks

  • Proponents say the solar parks, mostly above the clouds, can provide renewable energy in the winter.
  • GENEVA (AP) — Voters in a southern Swiss region on Sunday rejected a plan to allow large solar parks on their sun-baked alpine mountainsides as part of the federal government's push to develop renewable energy sources.

    The referendum in the Valais canton centered on economic and environmental interests at a time of high and rising concerns about climate change. The canton wrote on its official website that 53.94% voted against the proposal. Turnout was 35.72%.

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