July 30, 2013
By: Joshua S Hill / Clean Technica
Switzerland Cannot Afford Not To Transition To Renewables
A new report published by the Swiss Energy Foundation has made it clear that Switzerland cannot afford not to transition to renewables by looking at the overall cost of not transitioning to renewables and lower consumption.
The study comes in the wake of German Environmental Minister Peter Altmaier’s assumption that transitioning to renewables would cost a trillion euros. Environmental think tank Green Budget Germany looked into the claim, and found that by subtracting costs that investments in renewables and energy efficiency offset — a step Minister Altmaier did not do — there were actually net benefits rather than net expenditures.
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Swiss Energy Foundation "Energiewende kostet weniger als die Nicht-Wende"
Download: Study in German