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Renewable Energy, Electricity Market And Employment: The Case Of Spain

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  • GARCIA-ALVAREZ, María Teresa
  • VARELA-CANDAMIO, Laura
  • NOVO-CORTI, Isabel

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In last decades, renewable energies in the European Union are acquiring a great importance due to the positive economic-social implications that entail its development. So, among other factors, we can highlight the obtaining of environmental benefits or the employment creation. The objective of this paper is to analyze the economic-social implications of the development of renewable energies in the case of Spain. The results show that household electricity prices have not been reduced and environmental costs are increasing. However, an important increase of employment was developed where workers a high level of skill and a steady job.

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  • GARCIA-ALVAREZ, María Teresa & VARELA-CANDAMIO, Laura & NOVO-CORTI, Isabel, 2013. "Renewable Energy, Electricity Market And Employment: The Case Of Spain," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 13(1), pages 131-142.
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:eerese:v:13:y2013:i:1_14
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    1. María Barreiro-Gen. Xose Picatoste, 2014. "Social Inclusion Through Green Economy:The Case Of Prison Population In Spain," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 9(2), pages 89-100, June.

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    Keywords

    mercado de electricidad; energías renovables; precios de electricidad; empleo.;

    JEL classification:

    • Q42 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Alternative Energy Sources
    • Q50 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - General
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy

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