3rd Title: Confederation, Cantons and Communes
Chapter 2: Powers
Section 6: Energy and Communications
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Art. 89 Energy policy
1 Within the scope of their powers, the Confederation and Cantons shall endeavour to ensure a sufficient, diverse, safe, economic and environmentally sustainable energy supply as well as the economic and efficient use of energy.
2 The Confederation shall establish principles on the use of local and renewable energy sources and on the economic and efficient use of energy.
3 The Confederation shall legislate on the use of energy by installations, vehicles and appliances. It shall encourage the development of energy technologies, in particular in the fields of saving energy and the renewable energy sources.
4 The Cantons shall be primarily responsible for measures relating to the use of energy in buildings.
5 The Confederation shall take account in its energy policy of the efforts made by the Cantons, the communes and the business community; it shall take account of the conditions in the individual regions of the country and the limitations of what is economically feasible.
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