Renewable energy – at what cost?

Renewable energies will become an important part of Switzerland’s energy mix in the coming years. The country will rely increasingly on power from water, the sun and wind. But for some people, renewable energies are not always the ideal solution.

This content was published on November 8, 2011 - 07:36

Bigger dams threaten protected zones and giant windmills cause visual and noise pollution for example. So is it necessary to make sacrifices for renewables or are there other solutions? Tell us what you think.

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