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Incidencia del gasto público en I+D+i energético sobre la corrección medioambiental en España/Impact of Public R&D in Energy on Environmental Correction in Spain

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  • CANTOS, JOSÉ Mª

    () (Departamento de Economía Política y Hacienda Pública, E.E. y P.E., UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA, ESPAÑA.)

  • BALSALOBRE LORENTE, DANIEL

    () (Departamento de Economía Política y Hacienda Pública, E.E. y P.E., UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA, ESPAÑA.)

Abstract

Durante los últimos años la política energética española ha estado muy sesgada hacia la sustitución de fuentes energéticas tradicionales, muy contaminantes, por otras renovables, sin índice de carbonización. La gran cantidad de recursos públicos que se han destinado a financiar la producción de estas energías contrasta con la creciente escasez general de recursos y con la reducida aportación pública a la I+D+i en el sector energético español. Utilizando el modelo de Curva de Kuznets Ambiental, hemos obtenido evidencia sobre la existencia de una relación inversa entre el gasto público en políticas de I+D+i energéticas y las emisiones de gases contaminantes. During the last years the Spanish energy policy has been heavily biased towards replacing traditional energy sources, highly polluting, other renewable, without charring rate. The large amount of public resources being allocated to finance the production of these energy contrasts with the growing general shortage of resources and reduced public input to R&D in the Spanish energy sector. Using, for empirical analysis, the model of Environmental Kuznets Curve, we obtained evidence for existence of an inverse relationship between public spending policies R&D energy and greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Cantos, José Mª & Balsalobre Lorente, Daniel, 2013. "Incidencia del gasto público en I+D+i energético sobre la corrección medioambiental en España/Impact of Public R&D in Energy on Environmental Correction in Spain," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 31, pages 93-126, Enero.
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    Keywords

    Energías renovables; eficiencia energética; gasto público en I+D+i energético. ; Renewable Energy; Energy Efficiency; Public Expenditure on Energy R&D..;

    JEL classification:

    • P28 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Natural Resources; Environment
    • P48 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Political Economy; Legal Institutions; Property Rights; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Regional Studies
    • Q48 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Government Policy

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