This evening, 10 January 2019, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy is awarding the prestigious Swiss Watt d'Or Energy Prize for the twelfth time. The golden winners in 2019 are: DEPsys SA along with IBB Energie AG (Energy Technology category), dhp technology AG together with IBC Energie Wasser Chur (Renewable Energies category), BLS AG jointly with the University of Basel (Energy-efficient Mobility category), the Habitat Foundation in association with ADEV Energy Cooperative (Buildings and Space category), and Empa and Eawag with dransfeldarchitekten ag (Special Transition Prize). The Watt d'Or trophy - a snow globe - will be presented to the winners this evening by the distinguished jury headed by Councillor of State Pascale Bruderer at the Kongresszentrum Kursaal in Bern. Hundreds of representatives of Switzerland's energy scene, including politicians, business people and researchers, will be present as always.
Switzerland's final energy consumption fell by 0.4% in 2017 to 849,790 terajoules (TJ) compared to 2016. One significant reason for the decline in consumption was the slightly warmer weather experienced compared to that year.
The United States of America and Switzerland are currently undergoing a fundamental transformation of the energy sector that poses huge new challenges to society, science, economy and politics. Tackling these challenges will require the most brilliant minds in both countries. The Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days from August 19 - 21, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland, will bring them all togeth¬er in order to exchange perspectives, and to share expertise and practical experiences in the emerging new energy world. Around 300 high-level representatives have registered for the different workshops and events. The 2015 edition of the Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days focuses on Integrated Building Systems. Organized under the auspices of the Swiss Minister of Energy Doris Leuthard, the Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days offer a unique platform for high-level attendees from both the North American and Swiss energy communities to showcase the best energy technologies, projects and market innovations, expand their network, explore potentials for innovation and learn more about doing business in Switzerland and the US.
Das Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft SECO hat mit Unterstützung des Bundesamtes für Energie BFE die Informations-Broschüre «Preisbekanntgabe für Motorfahrzeuge» erarbeitet. Die Broschüre enthält Informationen zur Preisanschrift und den werberechtlichen Vorgaben, die im Zusammenhang mit dem Motorfahrzeughandel eingehalten werden müssen.
Swiss electricity consumers will continue to pay a surcharge of 0.45 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity in 2010 to fund the production of green energy, the Federal Office of Energy announced today.