Norwegian industry "could slash energy use"

Study exposes many cost-effective routes for energy-intensive firms to make energy savings

A study of four of Norway's most energy-intensive industries has identified 130 conservation measures that, if implemented, could theoretically exceed some the government's targets for energy saving in all sectors.

Released by the Norwegian process industries federation PIL, the report puts the total potential for reducing energy consumption in the wood processing, cement, metallurgy, ferro-alloy and aluminium industries at 5.3 terawatt hours (TWh), compared with a national target of saving 4.5 TWh before the end of the decade.

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