Sweden shuts nuclear plant in shift to wind

A Swedish nuclear reactor has produced its last watt, shut down at the stroke of midnight Tuesday as part of a citizen-sanctioned shift to more environmentally friendly power, according to an article from MSNBC. The Barseback-2 nuclear reactor was Sweden’s oldest, accounting for three percent of the country’s total electricity output. In the short term, the Barseback-2’s output will be replaced by increased production at other reactors, which have been overhauled and modernized in recent years. Longer term, Sweden is planning a big increase in renewable energy. State-owned Vattenfall, which operates Barseback, said it would invest $1 billion in building northern Europe’s biggest wind farm. For the full article see the following link.

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