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La política energética vasca. La historia de una gran transformación y los retos de un cambio de paradigma


  • Iñaki Barredo



The transformation in the energy sector over the past 30 years has been marked by two major lines: first, achieving a more efficient economic system in terms of energy use, and secondly a great effort to diversify the energy sector (evidenced first by the gasification of the country and, more recently, by the exploitation of renewable energy resources. This article provides objective data on the scale and significance of the energy transformation that has taken place with the incorporation of energy demand, supply and price indicators in regard to trends in the major economic macro-facts and figures. It also describes the main policies implemented, sets out and assesses their major milestones and, finally, reflects on the large-scale world-wide energy revolution which we are now facing, the challenges that it entails and the opportunities that it provides.

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  • Iñaki Barredo, 2010. "La política energética vasca. La historia de una gran transformación y los retos de un cambio de paradigma," EKONOMIAZ. Revista vasca de Economía, Gobierno Vasco / Eusko Jaurlaritza / Basque Government, vol. 25(03), pages 416-441.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekz:ekonoz:2010316

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    1. Francesco Sacchetti & Silvia Sacchetti & Roger Sugden, 2009. "Creativity and socio-economic development: space for the interests of publics," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(6), pages 653-672.
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    Basque Country; energy policy;

    JEL classification:

    • Q41 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Demand and Supply; Prices
    • Q32 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development


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