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SETTING THE SCENE

1.5

Challenges and approaches: Switzerland as a case study

The Swiss energy system has its own characteristics and sustainability-related challenges.

In this podcast, we will discuss successes, opportunities and challenges in the context of the Swiss Energy systems. We will also describe what the future might look like following the decisions of Swiss policy makers and the Swiss public.



At the end of Part 1 of the podcast, we encouraged you to do your own research on the Swiss energy system. Write down your answers to these questions:

  • What is Switzerland’s current energy mix in terms of electricity supply, general energy supply and energy demand?
  • What are Switzerland’s energy-related greenhouse gas emissions?

You will find answers by following these links (some of them are only available in German or French):

Bundesamt für Statistik. Versorgung. (German) or the same article in French.

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN. Climate change: Questions and answers. (English)

Once you’ve written down your answers, continue with Part 2 of the podcast.



After having listened to this podcast: How would you design the Swiss energy market if you were in charge? Model a sustainable electricity mix for Switzerland by using this riskmeter.

Authors: Ulf Hahnel, Annika Sohre


References

Bundesamt für Statistik. Versorgung. (German) or the same article in French.

Bundesamt für Umwelt BAFU. Klima: Das Wichtigste in Kürze. (German) or in English: Federal Office for the Environment FOEN. Climate: In brief.

Bundesamt für Umwelt BAFU. Klimawandel: Fragen und Antworten. (German) or in English: Federal Office for the Environment FOEN. Climate change: Questions and answers.

Hearn, A. X., Mihailova, D., Schubert, I., & Sohre, A. (2022). Redefining energy vulnerability, considering the future. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 116.

Statista. Höhe der CO2-Emissionen durch Stromerzeugung in der EU nach Ländern im Jahr 2021. (German)

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