Are you a media representative, politician or a contemporary interested in energy policy issues? In our Media & Politics section you will find the latest media releases, our statements on political affairs and interesting facts about the Swiss electricity market.

And if you have any further questions, please contact our Media & Politics team. 

Latest media releases

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Company 10.12.2020

Robust Axpo achieves a strong result in a challenging environment

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International business 01.12.2020

Axpo opens new branch in Greece

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International business 23.06.2020

Axpo takes over flexibility commercialization of Nordic’s largest battery storage unit

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Company 08.06.2020

Strong operating performance – but earnings blunted by financial markets

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Renewable energy 03.06.2020

Axpo unveils "Smart Energy Lab" at Umwelt Arena Spreitenbach

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Nuclear energy 22.05.2020

Beznau nuclear power plant: Unit 1 back on grid after scheduled outage

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Political statements

Energy, environment and climate affect us all every day. It is therefore important for Axpo to take a stand on current political issues. Our positions on the latest legislative changes can be found here:

Lack of incentives for investment in Swiss hydropower

Combating invasive alien species: polluters should pay

Decommissioning and waste disposal funds: partial revision is a step in the wrong direction

Energy dialogue - the political debate

Climate change, decarbonisation and the associated energy issues represent a major global challenge. The decommissioning of fossil fuel and nuclear power plants is offset by a hesitant expansion of renewables and rising consumption. The issue affects us all. Because: If the secure supply of electricity is endangered, our lives come to a standstill. 

For Axpo there are no black-and-white answers to the open questions in energy and climate policy. Sustainable solutions can only be found together. This is why Axpo is committed to an energy dialogue without blinkers and is conducting it with politicians from all sides. Click here to go to our dialogue platform:

Axpo in figures

60 %

of the Swiss electricity comes from hydropower

100+

is the number of power plants that Axpo operates with partners in Switzerland

2200

kilometers is the length of the Axpo power grid

Media & Politics Team

Are you a journalist or otherwise dealing with political issues? Do you have concern or questions about a political statement? Are you looking for experts on a specific Axpo topic?

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medien@axpo.com

0800 44 11 00 (Switzerland)
+41 56 200 41 10 (International)

Alena Weibel

Antonio Sommavilla

Thomas Porchet

Noël Graber

Lisa Givert

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Energy knowledge

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Limmern pumped storage plant: Battery in the mountains

A pumped storage plant functions like a large battery. You can find out exactly how it works and what it has to with the security of electricity supply in Switzerland here.

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Nuclear energy: Reliable base load energy

How electricity is produced by nuclear fission in nuclear power plants, which nuclear power plants belong to Axpo and how their safety is assessed.

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Grids: For a secure supply of electricity

Electricity comes out of the socket, of course! But how does it get there, what do Axpo’s networks have to do with it, and why do we use drones?

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News from the Magazine

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People at Axpo 08.03.2021

“We are well on track”

Axpo Singapore’s Managing Director talks about her first 100 days in her new role

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People at Axpo 05.03.2021

“Gaining international experience every day”

Axpo Nordic’s CFO explains why Axpo’s decentralised set-up is a clear statement for diversity

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International business 04.03.2021

On the road to renewable power purchase agreements

Clean energy for Italian companies: Axpo Italia's ‘Green Route’ to corporate PPAs

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