The canton of Obwalden is to install a photovoltaic system when adding a storey to the vocational and training center (BWZ) in Sarnen. The SVP demanded this on Thursday in the cantonal council with a motion that was passed as urgent by 45 to 8 votes.
On the Council’s agenda is a property loan of CHF 2.45 million for an increase in the BWZ building because it needs more space. Albert Sigrist (SVP) said that the government council had simply forgotten the urgent planning of photovoltaics. That is incomprehensible nowadays.
He therefore demanded the immediate planning and implementation of such a system on the BWZ roof by means of an urgent motion. This gives the government a clear mandate. Because electricity is the magic word of the future.
Congratulations on the motion
Building Director Josef Hess (independent) said the government was not opposed to the urgency. However, this was put into perspective because the pre-advisory commission made an application at the session to increase the loan by CHF 0.55 million for a photovoltaic system.
Commission President Reto Wallimann (FDP) also said that the motion would become invalid anyway if the Council agreed to the Commission’s proposal. Marcel Jöri (CVP) did not deny the urgency. He even congratulated the SVP on the motion. In doing so, she publicly announces that renewable energies must be supported. However, he pointed out that the motion does not yet contain any credit.
Only the CSP spoke out against the urgency. Spokesman Daniel Windisch said the facts were too unclear for the advance to be dealt with immediately. The majority saw things differently, which put the motion on the agenda. (SDA)