Energy dialogue - the political debate

Are you interested in topics such as energy policy, climate change, decarbonisation and security of supply? So are we! 

There are no black and white answers to all these questions. Only with fact-based measures can we achieve sustainable solutions. This is why Axpo seeks dialogue with representatives from all political camps - and presents this debate here on our website - in an open and transparent manner. 

Virtual session on 16 June, 2020

At Axpo's first virtual session event, energy politicians and National Councillors Gabriela Suter (SP, AG), Susanne Vincenz-Stauffacher (FDP, SG), Marianne Binder-Keller (CVP, AG) and Mike Egger (SVP, SG) discussed "Energy and climate policy post Corona". Nicola Forster chaired the discussion. Here you will find short video clips of the most important statements. And the whole panel discussion (duration 30-40 minutes)

Panel discussion

Climate election

Climate change was the dominant theme of National elections in October 2019, which is why Axpo dedicated a special website to this important debate last year. There you will find statements, promises and energy policy demands from many politicians from all parties: www.klimawahl.ch

Power market Switzerland

Key facts about the Swiss electricity market, Axpo's activities in Switzerland and internationally in brief - Facts and figures

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Energy policy stories

Supply security: a combination of production, trade and market

Switzerland’s current energy supply has grown historically. The system has been continuously adapted and improved due to technological and social changes. The interaction between trade and production is of fundamental importance. An analysis by Polynomics has come to the conclusion that trading increases not only efficiency, but ultimately also supply security.

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Market distortions of the past months

Axpo in a ‘perfect storm’

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Inextricable link between electricity production and trading

Business model combines strengths in production and trading

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Why natural gas drives up the price of electricity

Merit Order: Priority to the cheapest power plants

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