The announcement of the possibility of a shortage of energy in Switzerland obscured the fact that renewable gies are struggling to compensate for the abandonment of nuclear energy. Federal Councilor Simonetta Somoruga underscores the legal framework that has not allowed for adequate investment in recent years.
Concerns were raised in Switzerland over the weekend after news of a possible power shortage in the country, based on forecasts from the federal government. Question: The very small share of indigenous renewable energy in the energy used in Switzerland.
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The figures speak for themselves: 60% of the electricity generated in Switzerland comes from hydraulic installations, 33% for nuclear power. Renewables are just over 6% of renewable energy. It is struggling to develop major projects in the region. This is the state of the windmills, which face political opposition from many citizens.
For example, Geneva is developing a new solar panel technology, an attractive concept, but the lack of politicization is difficult to generalize due to multiple objections, Director General Geneva Industrial Services (SIG) believes at 7:30 p.m.
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Very small investment
“It’s a fact: over the last ten years, we have invested very little in our country’s locally renewable gies fuel.
When she takes over her department in 2019, investing in renewable energy is one of her priorities, the head of detectives explains. “I’m going to make a law soon, and I’m going to invest a lot of money in it.
“Parliament has adopted the first part of this law, which should be discussed in the second part, in which winter and strategic reserves should be kept separate,” she continues. So, thanks to this law, “we would be very well prepared to invest in recyclables,” the Socialist said.
Gas as a last resort
Part of the solution may come from biogas in addition to solar energy. But even here, the development of these power plants is stagnant, due to lack of subsidies and opposition from neighbors.
However, “When we talk about the weather, we’re talking about gas, it should be a last resort. If we have nothing else, gas is definitely a possibility,” Judge Simonetta said, explaining the various methods of production and use that still need to be studied.
Nuclear companies are not dreaming
Finally, in some European countries, especially France, Simonetta Somaruga is outraged when nuclear energy seems to be returning. “I see political declarations in many countries, but there are no clear plans,” she smiled.
The federal councilor explained that nuclear power was mentioned in discussions with Swiss players in the power sector. “I have never seen a company in our country agree to invest in nuclear energy,” she said.
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