On 18 June 2021, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the ‘Federal Act on a Secure Electricity Supply from Renewable Energy Sources’, which includes the revision of the Energy Act and the Electricity Supply Act. This federal legislation is intended to lay the foundations for scaling up renewable energy and creating specific instruments for ensuring supply security (e.g. formation of an energy reserve, subsidisation of winter electricity). The draft bill is now being debated in Parliament.
Listen to Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga talk about the federal legislation, the CO2 Act and other relevant issues in an exclusive interview for the ‘Energy Voices’ podcast.