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Thought experiment: Switzerland without fossil fuels. Can that succeed?

20:00 EDT 7 Jul 2019 | AAAS

(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) A new Empa study shows how much work still lies ahead of us if Switzerland is to do without fossil fuels in the future. There are two possible solutions: storing large amounts of energy in summer and limiting our demand in winter, or generating energy in the "sunny south" or "windy north" of the world and transporting it here. The Empa researchers see their study as a thought-provoking impulse for politics and society.

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