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Poll: Half Of Swiss Population Ready To Save Energy


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Half of Swiss residents are willing to take energy-saving measures, a new survey shows. Over one-third of respondents said they were concerned by the security of Swiss energy supplies. Europe is grappling with an energy crisis stemming from Russia's war on Ukraine.

This content was published on September 22, 2022 - 16:36 September 22, 2022 - 16:36 Keystone-SDA/sb

The poll by the Link Institute published on Thursday found that only 5% of those questioned were reluctant to save energy if requested by the authorities. Women were slightly more willing to turn down the heat or turn off a light than men, the pollster said.

Many people are already saving electricity by taking a shower instead of a bath, switching off electric appliances and turning down the temperature at home, the survey found. Two out of five people said they had chosen to take showers instead of baths to save energy, while 28% said they would do so if there was an actual energy shortage.

The majority of the 1,136 people who took part in the poll want to further develop renewable energy sources. Three-quarters were in favour of building large-scale solar installations and almost 60% would like to see new dams and hydroelectric power stations. Switzerland currently generates 61.5% of its electricity from hydropowerExternal link .

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