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Track record

The EnAW supports its participants in drawing up target agreements and in formalizing them with the Confederation, in working out target proposals for the CO₂ tax waiver and reporting to the Confederation, and in achieving the targets set. By the end of 2019, over 4,000 enterprises had drawn up 2,405 target agreements with the EnAW.

CO₂ intensity

CO₂ intensity is a measurement whereby CO₂ emissions can be compared, independently of growth. CO₂ intensity shows effective CO₂ reductions in comparison with simultaneous CO₂ emissions.

So far, the CO₂ intensity of EnAW participants has improved continuously throughout the second commitment period under the revised CO₂ Act and Kyoto Protocol (2013 to 2020). The year 2019 witnessed CO₂ reductions of 628 412 tonnes thanks to a range of measures. Overall CO₂ emissions still amounted to 4 006 351 tonnes in 2019. CO₂ intensity for the year 2019 is therefore 86.6 per cent.

IN 2019, 628 412 TONNES OF CO₂ WERE SAVED. THIS CORRESPONDS TO 192 175 FLIGHTS FROM ZÜRICH TO AUCKLAND (NZ) AND BACK.*

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is a measurement whereby energy consumption can be compared, irrespective of growth. Energy efficiency shows how much energy has been saved in comparison with simultaneous energy consumption.

The energy efficiency of EnAW participants improved steadily over the second commitment period. Thanks to a range of measures, 3 578 159 megawatt hours of electricity and heat were saved in 2018. At the same time, 37 132 311 megawatt hours of energy were consumed. Energy efficiency for 2019 is therefore 111.2 per cent.

IN 2019, 3 578 159 MEGAWATT HOURS OF ENERGY WERE SAVED, OF WHICH 1 471 597 IN ELECTRICITY. THE ENERGY SAVINGS CORRESPOND TO MORE THAN 80 PER CENT OF THE ANNUAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF THE CANTON OF BASEL-STADT.**

*We are aware that different sources produce different calculations and consider the number of flights only as a makeshift indicator for illustration purposes. According to SWISS, one Economy Class passenger travelling from Zurich to Auckland and back produces 3.27 tonnes of CO² emissions. Source: SWISS.

**The final energy consumption in 2018 of the canton of Basel-Stadt was 4273 gigawatt hours. Source: Statistical Office of the Canton of Basel-Stadt.