Switzerland has little fossil fuel generation in its power sector, with natural gas making up just 1.3% of total generation in 2017 and no coal generation, while hydro (58%) and nuclear (36%) made up the majority of total generation.
Switzerland’s emissions trading scheme now covers its power sector, which may help to phase out its the remaining gas generation, alongside feed-in tariffs for renewables, subsidies for solar PV and a target to more than triple non-hydro renewable generation by 2035.
All remaining fossil fuel generation in Switzerland should be phased out by 2025.
Key power sector benchmarks
Renewables shares and year of zero emissions power Including the use of BECCS
- 2025 Zero emissions power
- 2030 86 to 98% Renewable share
- 2042 95 to 100% Renewable share