As electricity could become scarce, supply security is paramount | gfs.bern

As electricity could become scarce, supply security is paramount

31.05.2022 | Urs Bieri, GFS Bern

Swiss voters are satisfied with the energy policy. As electricity could become scarce, supply security is now seen as paramount ahead of affordable prices and climate-neutral energy production.

In principle, Swiss voters are satisfied with the energy policy, and the pressure to act is perceived by a large majority. However, resistance to reforms towards the energy transition is growing from a new direction: while criticism used to focus strongly on the price of electricity, nowadays there are dedicated questions about security of supply. All reforms must be strongly oriented towards this guarantee.

Majority instruments for this are the promotion of renewable energies, but also the reduction of objection possibilities against construction projects and incentive taxes. Gas-fired power plants do not meet with the approval of the majority, while the construction of new nuclear power plants is rejected by the majority.

To the cockpit (in German).

To the VSE contribution on this survey (in German).


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Urs Bieri

Urs Bieri

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