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OUR TRACK RECORD

The EnAW assists its participants in drawing up and concluding target agreements with the Federal Government, in working out target proposals for the tax exemption, in reporting to the Government and in achieving the targets set. By end-2020, more than 4150 enterprises had concluded 2435 target agreements with the EnAW. This is equivalent to roughly 50 per cent of the CO2 emissions generated by Swiss industrial and service companies.

CO2 intensity

CO2 intensity is a measure that makes it possible to compare CO2 emissions independently of growth. CO2 intensity shows the CO2 reductions achieved in comparison with simultaneous CO2 emissions.

So far, the CO2 intensity recorded by EnAW participants has improved steadily during the second commitment period under the revised CO2 Act and the Kyoto Protocol (2013 to 2020). Thanks to a range of measures in place since 2013, the year 2020 witnessed CO2 savings of 678 972 tons. Total CO2 emissions still amounted to 3 867 742 tonnes in 2020. CO2 intensity for 2020 was therefore 85.3 per cent.

CO2 SAVINGS FOR THE YEAR 2020 AMOUNTED TO 678 972 TONS. THIS IS EQUIVALENT TO 88 DAYS OF NON-STOP NETFLIX STREAMING BY THE ENTIRE SWISS POPULATION.*

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is a measure by which energy consumption can be compared, irrespective of growth. Energy efficiency shows how much energy has been saved, as against simultaneous energy consumption.

EnAW participants showed steadily improving energy efficiency over the second commitment period. The improvement for 2020 even outstripped that of previous years. Some 3 960 428 megawatt hours of electricity and fuel have therefore been saved thanks to various measures in place since 2013. At the same time, 35 251 329 megawatt hours of energy were consumed. This meant that energy efficiency for 2020 was 112.8 per cent.

THE YEAR 2020 WITNESSED ENERGY SAVINGS OF 3 960 428 MEGAWATT HOURS, OF WHICH 1 659 935 IN ELECTRICITY. THIS AMOUNT OF ELECTRICITY WOULD ENABLE THE ENTIRE SWISS POPULATION TO RIDE ALMOST ONCE AROUND THE EARTH WITH AN E-BIKE.**

* According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), one hour of Netflix streaming emits 36 grammes of CO₂ (assumption: global electricity mix and one screen per person). Source: https://www.iea.org/commentaries/ the-carbon-footprint-of-streaming-video-fact-checking-the-headlines

** An e-bike can travel 75 kilometres on a battery of 400 watt-hours. Source: https://www.bosch-ebike.com/de/service/reichweiten-assistent