A ceremony to mark the completion of what claims to be Europe’s highest wind turbine, at over 2,400 meters above sea level, has been held in the southern canton of Valais.

Energy minister Doris Leuthard attended the topping out celebration on Friday near the Gries dam, close to the border with Italy. “Canton Valais is making an important step towards a renewable future,” she said. The turbine, which cost 5.5 million Swiss Francs ($6 million), is due to start generating ...

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