In a statement sent to Lusa, the association revealed that “the rise in electricity costs to values that are reaching almost triple the price” could lead to the “unfeasibility of many agricultural holdings”.
A situation made worse by the “widespread increase” in the prices of production factors for agriculture, “namely fuel, fertilizers, animal feed and cereals”, they added.
According to ACOS, this increase in production costs in agriculture "is beginning to be felt in the rise in consumer prices, as is the case for bread, fruit and vegetables."
A scenario "which is making the continuity of many agricultural explorations unfeasible, especially livestock and agro-food processing", which leads the association to demand an intervention by the Government "in order to prevent the scarcity of supply of some agricultural products".
One of the measures called for by ACOS "is true green electricity", which they consider "fundamental to avoid the collapse of the balance between supply and demand", which leads to "a rise in prices, scarcity of products and closure of farms”.
Green, to a certain extent, but also costly and unreliable energy is what the Portuguese are getting from their narrow minded and opportunistic Government! The Portuguese will soon be paying one of the most expensive and not so environmentally friendly energy in Europe! That green energy is also quite shy as it only shows up on windy or sunny days! Unfortunately, its storage is still a not yet solved problem! So, because of its narrow minded and negligent governments, Portugal is now importing expensive energy from Spain, Morocco, and soon from less reliable and more expensive sources such as the US (liquefied natural frac gas). Meanwhile, our very “competent” government has decided to shut down refineries and coal power plants! Smart no doubt, or better saying, highly obtuse and stupid!It appears they are not learning anything with the ongoing ill-fated German experience!
By Tony Fernandes from Other on 29 Dec 2021, 18:53