Switzerland enjoys the luxury of obtaining a large proportion of its electricity supply from clean hydropower. But is this complacency sustainable in the light of nuclear power and fossil fuel elimination obligations?
Germany is engaged in an energy transition which has inspired the world. Renewable energy has its problems, but German engineering skill and ingenuity is proving equal to the challenge.
Europe supports all options which lead to a more sustainable and environmentally sound energy economy. It is funding international research and development to this aim, and has set binding targets for member states.
Countries around the world are realising that the dream of easy energy from nuclear power comes with risks that are intolerable. With fossil fuels destined to be eliminated, renewable energies are rapidly becoming mainstream.