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Green Energy and Technology

Green Energy and Efficiency

An Economic Perspective

Editors: Ansuategi, Alberto, Delgado, Juan, Galarraga, Ibon (Eds.)

  • Addresses the major issues associated with green energy and energy efficiency
  • Provides in-depth explorations of up-to-date research developments through dedicated chapters by experts in the field
  • Covers a broad spectrum of energy related issues to promote and implement green energy with a focus on the efficiency in the economic sector
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About this book

Addressing the major issues associated with green energy and energy efficiency, this book examines the economics of energy from the theoretical as well as applied perspectives. It makes a valuable contribution to existing discussion around environment and climate change issues, and provides an analysis of the socioeconomic and policy-oriented aspects of this topic. Each chapter is self-contained and tackles the fundamental issues and latest developments of a particular sub-topic. Combining rigour and accessibility, this book allows non-specialized readers to understand the complexity of the topic, and to likewise access the most relevant and up-to-date literature. It simultaneously enables more specialized readers to broaden their understanding of complex energy topics and it provides a comprehensive overview of the cutting-edge developments of the issues covered by the book.

This book covers important themes including regulation for green energy, the promotion of green energy and efficiency, the challenges and options of renewable energy, and efficiency in economic sectors. It is intended for researchers and postgraduates with an interest in energy, climate change and environmental economics, and also policymakers and energy companies.

About the authors

Alberto Ansuategi graduated with a DPhil in Environmental Economics, University of York (2000)., MSc (1993) and BSc (1990) at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He is currently Associate Professor at the UPV/EHU.

His research interest includes energy and climate economics, resource economics and macroeconomics. He has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Energy Policy, Ecological Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics and Climate Policy.

He is currently director of the Low Carbon Programme, a joint research initiative of the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), the Repsol Foundation and the University of the Basque Country.

From December 2005 to June 2009 he was director of scientific policy in the Basque Ministry of Education, universities and, as such, he was member of the Committee of Experts, representing Spain, at the People Programme (7th Framework Programme of the European Commission), member of the Spanish General Council of Research and Technology, member of the Spanish National Council for Assessment of Research Activity, member of the Basque Council of Research, member of the Basque Council of Universities, member of the Basque Council of Public Education and member of the steering boards of many Spanish and Basque research and technology centers.

Juan Delgado graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics from the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid (Spain), MSc Economics from the University of Warwick (UK) and BSc Economics from the University of Alicante (Spain).

Dr. Delgado is a Senior Research Associate at the Basque Center for Climate Change BC3 - Low Carbon Programme in Bilbao, Spain. Until 2011, he was the first chief economist of the Spanish Competition Commission, CNC. Prior to his work at the CNC, Dr. Delgado served as a research fellow at the influential European think-tank Bruegel and at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. His work focussed on regulation and competition with a special focus on the design of energy and climate policies. He was the co-author of the booklet "Energy, Choices for Europe" and co-editor of the book "Beyond Copenhagen: a Climate Policymaker's Handbook".

Dr. Delgado has also worked for the European Commission and for the Spanish Telecom’s regulatory agency.

Dr. Delgado is currently Managing Director at Global Economics Group and lectures at Universidad Carlos III and at IE University in Madrid.

Dr. Delgado has published extensively in academic and policy journals, including the European Competition Law Review, Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Industrial Economics, and Cesifo Economic Studies. He is also a frequent speaker at specialized events and conferences around the world.

Ibon Galarraga graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics (Environmental Economics) from the University of Bath (UK), M.A. Economics at the university of Essex (UK) and BA Economics (speciality of international economics and development) at the University of Basque Country.

He has worked as an environmental consultant for many years for both public and private clients such as the World Bank, the department for international development of the British government or the Basque government. He was co-founder of a consultancy company.

He taught microeconomics and macroeconomics at the university of bath and economic policy at the University of Deusto. He has several publications in the field of environmental economics in journals such as Energy Economics, Climate Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production, European Environment, Fiscal Studies, Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales or Papeles de Economía Española.

From July 2005 to May 2009, he was the deputy minister for the environment of the Basque government, executive vice-president of the Environmental Public Society Ihobe and member of the board of the Basque Energy Board (EVE). While in this position he was in charge of the preparation of the environmental framework programme 2007-2010, the Basque plan to combat climate change 2008-2012 or the contaminated soil plan 2007-2012. He represented the Basque government at the Consejo Nacional del Clima (National Climate Council). Regarding the international sphere, he was the deputy co-chair of the Network of Regional Governments on Sustainable Development (NRG4SD) from 2005-2008, and has actively participated in the COP 11, COP 12, COP 13 and COP 14.

Since he joined the BC3 as research professor he has published a number of research papers and has participated in many supportive managerial activities as well as BC3 projects.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Green Energy, Efficiency and Climate Change: An Economic Perspective

    Gallastegui, M. C. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • EU Policies and Regulation on CO2, Renewables and Energy Efficiency: A Critical Assessment of Recent Experiences

    Sáenz de Miera, Gonzalo, PhD on Applied Economics by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (et al.)

    Pages 17-59

  • Economic Foundations of Energy Investments

    Abadie, Luis M.

    Pages 61-90

  • Policy Instruments to Foster Energy Efficiency

    Markandya, Anil (et al.)

    Pages 93-110

  • Understanding the Link Between Aggregated Industrial Production and the Carbon Price

    Chevallier, Julien

    Pages 111-132

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-03632-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03631-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 28, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34818-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Green Energy and Efficiency
Book Subtitle
An Economic Perspective
Editors
  • Alberto Ansuategi
  • Juan Delgado
  • Ibon Galarraga
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03632-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03632-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03631-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34818-6
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 428
Number of Illustrations and Tables
107 b/w illustrations
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