Switzerland Citizens Vote in Favor of New Renewable Energy Act

Swiss citizens approved the Federal Act on a Secure Electricity Supply from Renewable Energy Sources in a nationwide referendum on Sunday, aimed at speeding up the transition to renewable energy. The bill, which the Parliament already endorsed in September 2023, aims to lessen the country’s dependency on energy imports and minimize the risks of critical supply situations in times of crisis, such as international conflicts.

According to the official website of the Swiss government, a majority of 68.72% of the participants voted in favor of the bill. As a result, the Federal Act is expected to enter into force on January 1, 2025.

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