—This paper is based on the analysis of energy intensity in Lithuanian wood manufacturing sector aiming at highlighting the factors and effects which contribute to its reduction. In the recent decade, the energy intensity in Lithuanian industry has declined more than 35 percent, however, the decline has mainly been caused by the structural change effect with irrelevant contribution of each enterprise to the decreased overall energy intensity. The aim of the study is to analyse the energy intensity trends in Lithuanian industry as a whole as well as in one particular sector – wood manufacturing. The analysis of the change of energy intensity in wood manufacturing enterprises in Lithuania was performed using the theoretical energy intensity estimation framework and comparing the statistical data during the period of 2000 - 2012. The results of the research show that despite the decrease of energy intensity, Lithuania is still above EU average by this indicator. Therefore, the energy savings achieved by implementing advanced technologies, management strategies, new policies and measures would have a positive impact on energy intensity decrease in wood and furniture manufacturing sector.
—Energy intensity, technological innovation, wood and furniture industry, energy efficiency.
The authors are with Kaunas University of Technology / Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: J. Vasauskaite and D. Streimikiene, " Evaluation of Energy Intensity in Lithuanian Wood Manufacturing Sector," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1-6, 2016.