In turnaround, Sweden agrees to continue nuclear power

Sweden's left-wing government struck a deal with the opposition on June 10, 2016 to continue nuclear power for the foreseeable future, backtracking on its pledge to phase out atomic energySweden’s left-wing government struck a deal with the opposition Friday to continue nuclear power for the foreseeable future, backtracking on its pledge to phase out atomic energy. The government coalition, made up of the Social Democrats and the Greens, had agreed in October 2014 to freeze nuclear energy development, while the opposition has been in favour of building new reactors. Sweden has for years struggled to find viable alternative energy sources to replace its nuclear power, with renewable energies not yet able to fully meet the country’s needs.

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