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Low-Carbon Energy Governance: Scenarios to Accelerate the Change in the Energy Matrix in Ecuador

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Systems Engineering and Automatic Control, School of Industrial Engineering, Paseo del Cauce s/n, University of Valladolid, 47011 Valladolid, Spain
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Faculty of Engineering, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Av. Universitaria, Central University of Ecuador, Quito 170129, Ecuador
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Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics, School of Industrial Engineering, Paseo del Cauce s/n, University of Valladolid, 47011 Valladolid, Spain
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Energies 2020, 13(18), 4731; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13184731
Received: 5 August 2020 / Revised: 1 September 2020 / Accepted: 9 September 2020 / Published: 11 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Transition and Environmental Sustainability)
This article describes the results of a study of Ecuador’s energy status, using the system dynamics methodology to model supply, demand and CO2 emissions scenarios for the year 2030. Primary energy production increased in the different projected scenarios, with oil as the most important source of energy. The increase observed in final energy consumption was mainly associated with the transport and industry sectors. A reduction in energy intensity was projected for the different scenarios, which could be associated with the projected economic growth. The results obtained were used to build a proposal for energy policies aimed at mitigating emissions. The proposed changes to the national energy matrix could be the factors that will contribute most to the achievement of carbon emission reductions projected by the different scenarios; changes in the energy matrix are mainly associated with the development of projects to replace fossil fuels with renewable energies, mainly hydropower. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; environmental sustainability; low-carbon energy; energy governance; energy policy; renewable energy climate change; environmental sustainability; low-carbon energy; energy governance; energy policy; renewable energy
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Arroyo M., F.R.; Miguel, L.J. Low-Carbon Energy Governance: Scenarios to Accelerate the Change in the Energy Matrix in Ecuador. Energies 2020, 13, 4731. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13184731

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Arroyo M. FR, Miguel LJ. Low-Carbon Energy Governance: Scenarios to Accelerate the Change in the Energy Matrix in Ecuador. Energies. 2020; 13(18):4731. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13184731

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Arroyo M., Flavio R., and Luis J. Miguel. 2020. "Low-Carbon Energy Governance: Scenarios to Accelerate the Change in the Energy Matrix in Ecuador" Energies 13, no. 18: 4731. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13184731

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