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What can I choose in the calculator?

The calculator lets you choose the number of inhabitants in Switzerland for 2035 and 2050.

Population

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Contents

  • Impact
  • Global context
  • Value range
  • References

IMPACT – What are the impacts of increasing the population?

In Switzerland, increasing the population will have the following impacts:

Energy system

image Increase final energy demand.

image Increase total electricity consumption.

image Likely to reduce the share of renewable energy sources in the energy mix.

image Likely to raise pressure on the grid by increasing (peak) electricity demand.

image Likely to reduce energy independence and energy security.

Environment & Climate

image Increase global CO2 emissions.

image Increase emissions of harmful pollutants, especially in urban areas.

Society & Economy

image Increase the total cost of the energy transition. As population growth also drives economic growth, the relative impact of increasing population growth on the cost of the energy transition may be limited.

image Increase Confederation income from the tax on mineral oil under the current taxation system.

VALUE RANGE - WHAT RANGE OF VALUES CAN I CHOOSE?

The scenarios of OFS 2010 [3] have been used to define the future value ranges for the Swiss population:

  • 2035 = 7’8 – 9’8 million inhabitants
  • 2050 = 7’2 – 10’7 million inhabitants

REFERENCES

[1] Federal statistical office (OFS)

[2] United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision

[3] Federal statistical office (OFS) 2010, Les scenarios de l’évolution de la population de la Suisse 2010-2060.

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