Sommaruga wants to relax the residual water rule


Plan for more hydropower unveiled: Sommaruga wants to reduce the amount of residual water – trouble with nature conservation groups is inevitable

In order to have more electricity in winter, Energy Minister Simonetta Sommaruga wants to relax the specifications for hydropower. This is shown by information from “Switzerland at the weekend”.

Federal Councilor Simonetta Sommaruga wants to trim the remaining water volumes in favor of hydropower.

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There are plenty of ideas, but concrete suggestions as to what needs to be done to get through this winter given the scarce energy reserves are rather rare at the moment. But now, according to information from “Switzerland at the weekend”, Energy Minister Simonetta Sommaruga has hatched a plan with which hydropower production could be increased immediately. A plan that will hardly bring joy to nature and fishing enthusiasts.


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