Source: JOIN IEA/IRENA Policy and Measures Database
Last updated: 17 July 2012
On the legal basis of the Energy Decree, the action programme Energy2000 aimed to stabilise total fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions at 1990 levels by 2000. Increased use of renewable energy featured prominently in different parts of the Energy2000 programme. The federal Energy2000 programme rested on three main pillars: voluntary measures to promote energy efficiency and renewables, a favourable legal environment and dialogue between parties. The implementation of Energy2000 rested with ?marketing departments,? one of which dealt specifically with renewable energy. The work of this department concentrated in three areas with associated Action Networks: Swissolar is a grouping of five utility and private solar energy associations, and its main purpose is the promotion and marketing of solar energy technologies. The Swiss Wood Energy Association aimed to increase woods share of the heating market to 6% by 2000. There is also a Swiss Heat Pump Promotion Group which leads promotional efforts such as training, quality assurance and after-sales service. The budget allocated was: promotional activities (46.5%), R&D (37.5%) and pilot and demonstration projects (16%).