Glass Alliance Europe supports the European Commission’s plan to save energy as of now to avoid power cuts and disruptions to manufacturing processes.

Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass Alliance Europe, said: ‘The specificity of the glass manufacturing process, which cannot be interrupted without severe damages to installations, is enough to justify the priority supply of energy to the glass industry.’

The European Commission highlights the need for glass products to continue delivering food and pharmaceuticals to Europeans, which Glass Alliance Europe supports.

The plan also mentions how glass products are part of several critical value chains in buildings and defence, as well as how glass applications in energy-savings and renewable energy generation are needed to help overcome the energy crisis.

Glass Alliance Europe calls on Member States to follow the EU guidance when reviewing their national emergency plans to ensure continuous glass manufacturing and to prioritise critical cross-border supply chains to the extent possible.