• The energy sector is responsible for around 80% of the Swiss GHG emissions
• Total CO2 emissions from the energy sector dropped between 1990 and 2012 from 40.9 to 38.4 MtCO2eq/year.
• The national 10% reduction target for emissions from the energy sector (for the 2008-2012 average compared to 1990), as formulated under the Swiss CO2 law, was not met. The 6.2% shortfall was however compensated through the acquisition of carbon credits.
Replacement of old appliances by new and efficient ones is often not economically viable based on saved energy cost and current electricity prices.
‘Rebound effects’ may counteract the energy savings from more efficient appliances. The financial savings from lower running costs can lead to purchase of more appliances, or changes in lifestyle (e.g. wash more often).Learn more
 Energy Efficiency Market Report 2013, Market Trends and Medium-Term Prospects, http://www.iea.org/W/bookshop/add.aspx?id=460
 PROGNOS 2012, Die Energieperspektiven für die Schweiz bis 2050, Energienachfrage und Elektrizitätsangebot in der Schweiz 2000–2050.