The Federal Energy Research Commission (CORE) is an advisory body of the Federal Council and the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC).
CORE is responsible for drawing up the federal government's energy research masterplan, examining and supporting Switzerland's energy research programmes and commenting on other federal energy-related sector research. In setting its priorities, CORE is guided by its vision: Energy is transformed, supplied, stored and used efficiently and in an emission-neutral manner. Swiss energy research makes a decisive contribution; it strives to develop an energy supply that is secure and economically and environmentally sustainable, thereby supporting an efficient energy policy.
The Commission comprises 15 members who represent the industry sector, the energy sector, the two Federal Institutes of Technology, universities and colleges of technology, the cantons, the Swiss National Science Foundation and other bodies involved in energy research.