The year 2015 represents the start of a new cycle for the Portuguese economy, after an adjustment period that ran from 2011 to 2014, which required external assistance and a rigid financial policy. The economic deceleration of previous years is still felt in important sectors of the economy – construction and transport – and continues to influence the country’s performance in terms of resource efficiency and climate change. Still, there are some positive signs: improvements in foreign energy dependence and environmental certifications, for instance, as well as emerging eco-innovative sectors which came to fruition – in water efficiency and agriculture, for example. A combination of effects – e.g. a decrease in resource consumption and an improvement in “green” R&D spending, both public and private – has placed the country’s performance in the Eco-innovation Scoreboard slightly above EU average for the 2014-2015 period.

However, the results shown by EIO indicators do not translate into a solid policy framework for eco-innovation, and therefore there is still much to accomplish. Despite significant advances in resource efficiency policies – e.g. Green Growth Commitment, Green Fiscal Reform and PERSU 2020 – eco-innovation is still very much approached as a means to achieve improvements in environmental performance, and not as a means to achieve sustainable growth by all stakeholders in the economy.

Initiatives such as the Ecopol project, or the Ecoprodutin project were fundamental to kick start the necessary network and interaction among different stakeholders to identify the eco-innovation champions, initiatives, products and services, and to demonstrate the benefits for business and the society .

2015 Eco-innovation Scoreboard ranking and eco-innovation index composites for Portugal




Renault CACIA (Companhia Aveirense de Componentes para a Indústria Automóvel)

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RenaultThe Renault-Nissan Alliance - the world's third largest automotive group by volume - is committed to being a leader in zero-emission mobility. Starting with the Nissan LEAF in late 2010, the Alliance has already announced plans for seven electric vehicles to be mass marketed under the Renault, Nissan and Infiniti brands.

A new plant, which will manufacture advanced lithium-ion batteries, will be located at the Renault CACIA (Companhia Aveirense de Componentes para a Indústria Automóvel) industrial complex located in Aveiro, Portugal. Construction of the plant will start in 2010 with production commencing in 2012. Projected annual capacity is 50,000 units. The Portuguese Prime Minister said that, ”after becoming a leading country in renewables, Portugal aims being a pioneer in electrical mobility as it is developing a nationwide charging network for EVs“. The battery factory of the Renault-Nissan Alliance reinforces Portugal's role as a place to research, produce and test components and solutions for EVs.


Barriers are technology still needs to prove viability; Need to implement new infrastructures

    Drivers are improvement in energy efficiency; Policies towards the adoption of new mobility solutions

      Sustainability effects

      The shift from a fleet of vehicles based on fossil fuels to electricity can prove to be effective, if the electricity is produced from renewable energies. The construction of a factory to produce new products can help increase employment in the region.

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