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Energía eléctrica procedente de fuentes renovables: percepción social y disposición al pago/Willingness to pay for electricity from renewable sources

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  • MARTINEZ-PAZ, JOSÉ M.

    ()
    (Dpto. de Economía Aplicada. Facultad de Economía y Empresa. Universidad de Murcia.)

  • ALMANSA-SÁEZ, CARMEN

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    (Departamento de Gestión de Empresas, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Campus de Arrosadía s/n, 31.006 PamplonaTel. +34-948-169425; Fax +34-948-169404)

  • PERNI-LLORENTE, ÁNGEL

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    (Departamento de Economía Aplicada, UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA, ESPAÑA.)

Abstract

El presente trabajo presenta los resultados de una encuesta realizada en la Región de Murcia en el año 2009 enfocada a conocer las percepciones, actitudes y compromiso con la problemática del calentamiento global y el empleo de energías procedentes de fuentes renovables como vía de mitigación de este fenómeno. Dentro del objetivo general anteriormente comentando, se analiza el ejercicio de valoración contingente de la disposición a pagar –vía incremento en el recibo de luz- por una electricidad verde. Más del 90% de los entrevistados que participan en el mercado propuesto estarían dispuestos a contribuir por el incremento de fuentes renovables pagando de media 16,4 euros más en su recibo mensual, lo cual representaría un aumento del orden del 27% en el mismo. Señalar también el importante porcentaje de entrevistados (33%) que rechazan participar en el mercado, aduciendo respuestas protesta, entre las que cabe destacar la de que estas energías deberían financiarse directamente con fondos públicos. This paper presents the results of a survey in the Region of Murcia in 2009 focused on the perceptions, attitudes and commitment of the issue of global warming and the use of energy from renewable sources to mitigate Climate Change. Within the overall goal, in this paper we analyze the willingness to pay for increasing the electric bill because of green electricity, using the contingent valuation method. Over 90% of respondents participating in the market would be willing to contribute additional payment to increase renewable sources. They are willingness to pay 16.4 € more per month, which represents an increase of 27% in the electric bill. Note the high percentage of respondents (33%) who refuse to participate in the market (protest responses), who argue that green energy should be funded directly by public funds.

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Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

Volume (Year): 29 (2011)
Issue (Month): (Agosto)
Pages: 539-560

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Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:29_2_7

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Keywords: Electricidad verde; Cambio Climático; Valoración Contingente; Región de Murcia. ; Green electricity; Climate Change; Contingent Valuation; Region of Murcia..;

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