Energy Policies of IEA Countries

International Energy Agency

1990-0082 (online)
1021-3872 (print)
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This series consists of two components. The first is an annual compilation by the International Energy Agency containing a broad analysis of recent trends and an easily accessible overview of energy policy during the last 12 months along with summaries of individual country reports done during the period. It also presents the major findings of the latest World Energy Outlook, key statistical information and brief summaries of major IEA publications released during the past year. The second component is the set of country reviews produced each year. IEA countries are on a five-year review cycle, which means that approximately five countries are reviewed in detail each year and published as part of the Energy Policies of IEA Countries series.

Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Switzerland 2003

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21 Oct 2003
9789264014794 (PDF) ;9789264014787(print)

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The International Energy Agency's 2003 review of Switzerland's energy policies and programmes.  This review finds that the SwissEnergy Programme constitutes the core of Swiss energy policy for the 2001 to 2010 period, with targets for saving fuel and electricity, use of renewables and climate change mitigation. Switzerland is to be commended for rigorously monitoring its policies and measures, but particular emphasis should be placed on ensuring their cost-effectiveness.

Environmental issues are a central focus of Swiss energy policy but more effort is needed to meet the Kyoto target or the more stringent 10 percent national target for carbon dioxide reductions.  To avoid excessive costs, programmes for emissions trading and other flexible mechanisms could usefully supplement new domestic measures such as voluntary commitments and the proposed CO2 “incentive” tax.

Reform of the electricity and gas sectors is becoming urgent but presents a challenge due to the rejection of the Electricity Market Law in a public referendum held in September 2002. The report discusses possible approaches to increase efficiency in the electricity and gas sectors while respecting the referendum results.

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Table of Contents

1.Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations
2. Organisation of the Review
3. General Energy Policy
4. Energy and the Environment
5. Energy Demand and End-Use Efficiency
6. Fossil Fuels
7. Renewables
8. Nuclear Power
9. Electricity and Heat
10. Research and Development
Annex A. Energy Balances and Key Statistical Data
Annex B. International Energy Agency "Shared Goals"
Annex C. Glossary and List of Abbreviations

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