December 6, 2013
By: Craig Morris / Renewables International
Swiss Energiewende investigated - 98 percent renewable power by 2050
Switzerland already gets more than half of its electricity from renewable sources. Now, German researchers say that the country could have 98 percent renewable power by 2050.
Germany's GLR has published the country edition of its Energy [R]evolution study for Switzerland. While the global Energy Revolution study is in English, the one for Switzerland is currently only available in German (also not in French).
Written on behalf of Greenpeace, the study finds that the Swiss can increase the share of renewables in their power supply from the current 57 percent to 98 percent by 2050 by quickly expanding photovoltaics. In contrast, the growth of biomass, wind power, hydropower, and geothermal would be more moderate and take consideration of the natural and built environment.
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