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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 .

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A.Silva Matos Company

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windturbinesThe World’s most efficient wind tower is made by A.Silva Matos, a Portuguese company based in Aveiro. According to the company the secret of the efficiency of E82 turbine is to be a tower with less thickness and welds stroked after executed. Together these two factors give E82 the ability to produce from 2.4 to 2.6 MW, while a traditional tower reaches only 2 MW.

In the clean energies field, A. Silva Matos also has interests in small hydro, photovoltaic areas and biodiesel from microalgae. The company’s research team is working on the project for over a year and has already finished the laboratory phase. Industrial phase is now the next step.

Determinants

Barriers are wind market is becoming an established market

Drivers are improvement in energy efficiency; Policies towards the adoption of renewable energy solutions particularly for wind sources which has become the most economically competitive renewable source.

Sustainability effects

The wind tower and its turbine produces 30% more energy than its competitors, hence increasing the efficiency of production of energy.

Further Information

Eneophttp://www.eneop.pt/en/destaque_direita.asp?id_destaque=110

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