Switzerland has not exploited its renewable energy potential beyond hydropower. With its commitment to combat global warming and the encroaching energy shortfall as the nuclear fleet is mothballed, solar, wind, biofuels, and geothermal are amongst the options available.
Germany has led the world in the energy transition, particularly in wind energy. There is still a great deal of potential left to exploit, with the goal of eliminating fossil fuels in all energy sectors: electricity, heating, industrial processes and mobility.
Europe’s commitment to combating global warming, and to bring about the transition of the energy economy to a sustainable and environmentally friendly form, means it supports the exploitation of all renewable energy options.
Many countries around the world are turning to renewable energy to help combat air pollution and ensure energy insecurity. Renewable energies are projected to continue to catch up on fossil fuels, and have already established themselves as the cheapest and most reliable form of new energy.