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The Spanish Turn against Renewable Energy Development

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dc.contributor.author Gabaldón Estevan, Daniel es_ES
dc.contributor.author Peñalvo-López, Elisa es_ES
dc.contributor.author Alfonso-Solar, David es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-29T20:42:28Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-29T20:42:28Z
dc.date.issued 2018 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/121261
dc.description.abstract [EN] 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. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship We thank the editors' board and three anonymous reviewers for their very insightful advice on a previous version of the manuscript. This research was conducted as part of the GROW GREEN Project ID: 730283 Funded under: H2020-EU. We are grateful for funding from the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia to cover the costs of open access publishing, and for funding from the University of Valencia to cover the costs of English language editing. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher MDPI AG es_ES
dc.relation COMISION DE LAS COMUNIDADES EUROPEA/730283 es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Sustainability es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento (by) es_ES
dc.subject Power sector es_ES
dc.subject Green energy es_ES
dc.subject Climate change es_ES
dc.subject Emissions reduction es_ES
dc.subject Sustainability transition es_ES
dc.subject Energy policy es_ES
dc.subject Spain es_ES
dc.subject.classification MAQUINAS Y MOTORES TERMICOS es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA ELECTRICA es_ES
dc.title The Spanish Turn against Renewable Energy Development es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/su10041208 es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/730283/EU es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto de Gestión de la Innovación y del Conocimiento - Institut de Gestió de la Innovació i del Coneixement es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica - Departament d'Enginyeria Elèctrica es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Termodinámica Aplicada - Departament de Termodinàmica Aplicada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Gabaldón Estevan, D.; Peñalvo-López, E.; Alfonso-Solar, D. (2018). The Spanish Turn against Renewable Energy Development. Sustainability. 10(4):1-17. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10041208 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://doi.org/10.3390/su10041208 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 17 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 10 es_ES
dc.description.issue 4 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 2071-1050 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela 358841 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder European Commission es_ES


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