Received: 2017-02-11  |  Accepted: 2017-05-17

Title

Renewable energy potential in the automotive sector: Czech regional case study


Abstract

Bearing in mind the instant innovations in renewables and the pressures to adopt ecological behaviors, companies are pushed to make changes in the energy field as well. Especially companies in the automotive sector have begun to implement sustainable production practices. The Czech Republic is not an exception, suggesting that sustainable actions have begun to be more significant at the local level as well. This article addresses the state of the art of using sustainable energy actions, concentrating on the renewable energy in the automotive supplier network within a selected region in the Czech Republic. Analyzing a broad context of renewable energy utilization at the regional level, the researched company sample shows that it is not yet a common practice. The results confirm that renewable energy sourcing needs to find its economic viability or justification in environmental legislation. Only then it can further spread along the automotive supply chain.


Keywords

automotive supply chain, environmental impact, renewable energy sources, sustainable production


JEL classifications

L60


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jssi/papers/papers/view/228


DOI

10.9770/jssi.2017.6.4(1)

Authors

Pechancová, Viera
Tomas Bata University in Zlín
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Title

Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues


Issue date

2017


ISSN

ISSN 2029-7017 (print)
ISSN 2029-7025 (online)

Cited

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