Sector Analysis | Energy as a factor of export competitiveness

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About Case Study Sector Analysis

This Case Study considers three major sectors of Portuguese industry: agro-food, ceramics and glass, and plastics and rubbers; estimating a potential savings in electricity costs of up to 24%.

The European Green Deal is changing the way public policy, private investment, and the financial system look at the needs for investment and growth, and is increasingly becoming associated with energy transition, carbon neutrality, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and circular economy projects.

All these factors are challenges for companies today, but also excellent opportunities that can manifest themselves in various ways, such as:

- produce and consume locally clean and renewable energy;
- manage the productive process and make it more efficient;
- detect and avoid energy waste.

These are essential points for competitive and sustainable companies.

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Study Recipients

Are you an energy manager, production manager, maintenance manager, or do you manage your company's finances and savings?

If you want to know more information about:

- Potential of photovoltaic energy for the competitiveness of the Portuguese industry;
- Potential savings in electricity costs;
- Potential CO2 savings;
- Export data and business competitiveness factors;
- Agro-food sector, ceramics and glass, and plastics and rubbers.

Key Indicators

This analysis of the three sectors of Portuguese industry: agro-food, ceramics and glass, and plastics and rubbers considers that production efficiency allied to good energy efficiency allows high levels of performance to be obtained, with a smaller carbon footprint and at prices that make it possible to compete in international markets.

up to 24% - Potential savings in electricity costs
upto 2% - Potential increase in EBIT
2000 ton - Potential CO2 reduction in the 3 sectors

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