The cheapest and most environmentally friendly form of energy is the one we don’t consume and therefore don’t need to produce. Energy efficiency, i.e. the most effective and economical use of energy, is therefore an essential pillar of Switzerland’s energy strategy.
High energy efficiency has many advantages. It reduces Switzerland’s overall energy consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions, while lower energy consumption facilitates the further development of our energy supply system. In future, renewable energies produced in Switzerland will cover a major part of our energy consumption which will reduce Switzerland’s dependence on supplies from abroad. Ultimately, lower energy consumption means lower costs and greater economic advantages.
The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) supports the development, distribution and application of energy-efficient technologies. This includes keeping both the population and business informed about the possibilities and advantages of implementing measures to promote energy efficiency.