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Renewable Energy Policy and Developments in Spain

Xavier Labandeira

  • Professor of Economics, University of Vigo
  • Director, Economics for Energy

Labandeira's research focuses upon public economics, energy economics, and environmental economics, and his work has been published in the leading academic journals of his field. He is a lead author in Working Group III of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report on climate-change mitigation, due to be published in 2014. Labandeira is also the founding director of Economics for Energy, a research center that generates and disseminates rigorous, neutral, and useful knowledge to the different actors involved in Spanish energy policy.

In this talk, Labandeira describes Spanish policies to promote renewable energy, assessing their effectiveness within a wider energy and public-policy context.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.