REIS : Reliable data form the basis for making appropriate decisions.
This applies everywhere, but is especially the case in such dynamic areas as renewable energy use and energy efficiency. In order to provide corporate decision-makers with up-to-date information, as well as to enhance the visibility of renewable energy and energy efficiency both in the political arena and among the general public, Credit Suisse and the AEE (Agency for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) are to jointly produce an economic indicator depicting key data concerning the current trends.
The REIS (Renewable Energy Index Switzerland) will record the economic development in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors in detail, and thus function as an early indicator. This means that companies, politicians, industry associations and the general public will be able to obtain up-to-date information about the development and dynamics of these sectors. The REIS, which will record changes in a variety of key data and publish them on a quarterly basis, is to be presented for the first time at Blue-Tech 2010 (the trade fair for energy-efficient solutions) in the autumn. Its survey of Swiss companies will be conducted online and will only take a few minutes. All replies will be anonymised and treated as strictly confidential. Identification takes place with the aid of a special code that is unknown to the compiler of the index (Credit Suisse Economic Research).
The REMS (Renewable Energy Monitor Switzerland) is produced annually. It contains valuable data and analyses concerning current political and economic topics relating to renewable energy and energy efficiency.