Climate: Three-quarters of Switzerland’s energy comes from renewable sources

Climate: Three-quarters of Switzerland’s energy comes from renewable sources
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Three-quarters of Switzerland’s energy came from renewable sources in 2019, while only two percent came from fossil fuels.

The Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) on Monday broke down Switzerland’s annual energy consumption. 

In total, 75 percent came from renewable sources – up slightly from 74 percent in 2018. 

Only two percent of Switzerland’s energy consumption was sourced by fossil fuel, with 19 percent coming from nuclear power. 

The renewable energy consumed by Switzerland was largely hydropower – 66 percent of total energy consumption came from hydropower, 76 percent of which was produced domestically in Switzerland. 

8.5 percent of Switzerland’s total energy consumption came from wind and solar energy, up from 7.8 percent in 2018. Almost all of this energy (95 percent) was produced domestically in Switzerland. 


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