Swiss CO2 programme moves forward

Energy Switzerland coordinating group agrees actions for industry, buildings, transport

Switzerland's national sustainable energy programme has taken a step forward with an announcement by the country's environment ministry of a series of practical measures to be taken next year. They include agreement of a series of sector-specific CO2 emission reduction objectives, to be negotiated by a special industry-representative body.

The Energy agency for the economy agreed with the government in July to implement goals under the Energy Switzerland programme to cut CO2 from heating oils by 15% and CO2 from motor fuels by 8% by 2010 based on their 1990 levels. It is now to pass down this commitment to a wide range of industry and service sectors, with deals to be signed by June.

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