After Fukushima’s accident Switzerland decided to abandon nuclear energy by 2035. Nowadays nuclear represents approximately the 35% of the electricity production and the 10% of the final energy consumption in Switzerland; therefore it is a big challenge to find the energy resources and technologies which are going to replace the nuclear power plants.
The platform Swiss-Energyscope, online since 13th April, has been developed with the aim to enable Swiss citizen to understand the challenges of the energy transition so that they can make informed decision, in particular during popular votes.
Swiss-Energyscope has been conceived by the Energy Center and the IPESE group (Industrial Process and Energy System Engineering) of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), with the support of SwissEnergy, the Canton of Vaud and the City of Lausanne.
Swiss-Energyscope offers four tools to decide:
- THE CALCULATOR: Thanks to the energy calculator, create your own energy scenario and discover its implications for Switzerland.
- COURSES FOR ALL: Short presentations, developed by EPFL specialists, will allow anyone to understand the challenges and issues of the Swiss energy transition. (Available in French and German only)
- 100 QUESTIONS AND AS MANY ANSWERS: Potential of renewable energy sources, risk of energy supply shortage, relevance of the electric car, 2000-watt society… all the answers to the questions you asked yourself about the energy transition. (Available in French and German only).
- THE BOOK: This book groups together the above 100 questions and answers. It is available online as an eBook and published as a pocket book. It is co-autored by François Vuille, Daniel Favrat and Suren Erkman.
- 2050 Strategy
Contact: Victor Codina Gironès