Swiss electricity greener, cleaner than ever: report

GENEVA, March 26 (Xinhua) — Electricity consumed in Switzerland is ever greener and cleaner, with more than 62 percent of electric power from renewable sources and nuclear down to 17 percent, according to a latest report by the Federal Office of Energy on Monday.

The report, which refers to statistics in 2016, gathers each year the sources used by electricity providers in Switzerland. As expected, hydropower, accounting for 56 percent, is the biggest source of electricity, marking an increase of 2.5 percentage points on the previous year. Other renewables, including solar, wind, biomass and small-scale hydropower, made up 5.9 percent, a one-point increase on 2015.

Published in Xinhua Net, 27th March, 2018