Management of energy research financed by the Swiss Confederation – Evaluation of priority setting, fund allocation and of coordination

Key facts

Research is one of the main elements of Switzerland’s energy policy. It makes a valuable contribution towards achieving a guaranteed energy supply and a reduction in CO2 emissions. Between 1992 and 2005, Switzerland has seen a reduction in public funds allocated to this area of research. There was a drop of CHF 64 million in research spending. The public authorities are currently investing approximately CHF 160 million a year (average amount for the period 2004-2005).