The Spanish Turn against Renewable Energy Development
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dc.contributor.author Gabaldón Estevan, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Peñalvo-López, Elisa
dc.contributor.author Alfonso Solar, David
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-10T11:09:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-10T11:09:05Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/67740
dc.description.abstract In this study, we focus on the case of Spanish energy policy and its implications for sustainable energy development. In recent years, Spanish legislation has changed dramatically in its approach to sustainable energy sources. This change is despite EU and international efforts to increase energy efficiency, and to accelerate the transition to renewable energy sources (RES) in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Based on the socio-technical transitions literature, this paper assesses the role of the new legislation in this altered scenario, and analyzes the evolution of energy production in Spain in the EU context. The results are triangulated with two expert assessments. We find that Spanish energy policy is responding to the energy lobby's demands for protection for both their investment and their dominant position. This has resulted in a reduction in the number of investors combined with a lack of trust in both local and foreign investors in the sustainable energy sector, affecting also social innovations in energy transitions. We conclude that Spain is a particular case of concomitance between the energy sector and political power which raises concern about the viability of a higher level of energy sovereignty and the achievement of international commitments regarding climate change.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Sustainability, 2018, vol. 10, num. 4, p. 1-16
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Gabaldón Estevan, Daniel Peñalvo-López, Elisa Alfonso Solar, David 2018 The Spanish Turn against Renewable Energy Development Sustainability 10 4 1 16
dc.subject Energia
dc.subject Energies renovables
dc.title The Spanish Turn against Renewable Energy Development
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2018-10-10T11:09:06Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/su10041208
dc.identifier.idgrec 127031

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