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Contrasted performances of renewable energy development in French regions

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  • Rafik Abdessalam

    (Université de Lyon, Lumière Lyon 2, COACTIS, EA 4161, 69365 Lyon Cedex 07, France)

  • Patricia Renou-Maissant

    (Normandie Univ, UNICAEN, CNRS, CREM, F-14000 Caen, France et EconomiX, UMR CNRS 7235, Université de Paris Nanterre, 92001 Nanterre, France)

  • Ferdaous Roussafi

    (Normandie Univ, UNICAEN, CNRS, CREM, F-14000 Caen, France)

Abstract

The energy transition towards low-carbon energies is today a dominant paradigm of public policies related to energy. This article aims to propose an inventory of the energy transition in France and more precisely to evaluate the performances of regions in terms of diversification of the energy mix. Multidimensional data analysis methods have been implemented. A typology of French regions relating to the regional development of the renewable energies (RE) in France in 2015 is proposed; it highlights the emergence of five typical profiles of RE development sharply contrasted according to RE sectors and regions. The various statistical models realized underlines the importance of economic factors (economic performance and sector specialization), demographic specificities and geographical characteristics to explain contrasted performances of renewable energy development in French regions. By contrast, environmental and political factors do not discriminate between the five types of RE development.

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  • Rafik Abdessalam & Patricia Renou-Maissant & Ferdaous Roussafi, 2018. "Contrasted performances of renewable energy development in French regions," Economics Working Paper Archive (University of Rennes 1 & University of Caen) 2018-15, Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM), University of Rennes 1, University of Caen and CNRS.
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    multidimensional data analysis; regional disparities; Renewable Energies;
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    JEL classification:

    • C38 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Classification Methdos; Cluster Analysis; Principal Components; Factor Analysis
    • P18 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Energy; Environment
    • P25 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
    • Q48 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Government Policy
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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