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Title: Switzerland
Authors : Carabias-Hütter, Vicente
Lobsiger-Kägi, Evelyn
Moser, Corinne
Sanchez, Diego
Published in : COST Action TU1104 : Smart Energy Regions
Pages : 259
Pages to: 266
Editors of the parent work: Jones, Phil
Lang, Werner
Patterson, Jo
Geyer, Philipp
Publisher / Ed. Institution : The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cardiff
Issue Date: May-2014
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Energy; Smart; Region; Smart City
Subject (DDC) : 307: Communities
333.7: Land, recreational areas and energy
Abstract: The long-term energy policy of the Canton of Zürich aims on maintaining respectively enabling a high, but eco-friendly living standard. Until 2050 the CO2 emissions are to be reduced from today approximately 6.0 tonnes per year and person down to 2.2 tonnes. By 2034, all remaining nuclear power plants in Switzerland, some of them among the oldest in Europe, will be taken of the grid (in accordance with the new political decision taken by the Swiss Federal Council in the wake of the Fukushima desaster). The overall target is therefore the transformation of the energy supply from a nuclear and hydropower based to a more sustainable one. Security of supply is often identified as one of the principle challenges in this context. For all these aspects, support and promotion of Innovation beyond R&D is a key relevance as well. The smart city concept is not only multi-dimensional but also future-oriented in tackling energy consumption and CO2 emissions. It follows an urban development strategy whereby focussing on how (Internet-related) technologies enhance the lives of citizens, empowering them for contributing to urban change and realizing their ambitions.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
Publication type: Book Part
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-4246
ISBN: 978-1-899895-14-4
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Towards Smart Energy Regions: Exploring Future Energy-Systems at Regional Level
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