France still produces three-quarters of its energy through nuclear power and has decided to prolong its reactors' lifespans. Even though opponents are warning the nuclear plants aren't safe.
President Jacob Zuma's recent cabinet reshuffle didn't just send the markets into a tailspin. It also removed key political figures from government who are opposed to proposals to build more nuclear reactors.
Amid a whirlwind of controversy, the French government has ordered the closure of the nuclear power plant. But its closure is dependent on the commissioning of a state-of-the-art nuclear plant in Normandy.
Swiss citizens are voting in a referendum to determine whether their country shuts down its nuclear power plants by 2029. Opponents argue the country isn't ready for an end to nuclear power.
Vietnam has decided to scrap plans to build two nuclear power plants, which would have been the first in southeast Asia. Hydropower and coal are set to remain dominant in the fast-industrializing country.
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