Special Issue "Selected Papers from 3rd Annual Conference of the Portuguese Association of Energy Economics – APEEN and the International Meeting on Energy and Environmental Economics – ME3"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Lígia Maria Pinto
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Guest Editor
Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE), School of Economics and Management, Universidade do Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Interests: energy and environmental Economics; renewable energies; energy policy; applied microeconomic analysis
Prof. Dr. Marieta Valente
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Guest Editor
Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE), School of Economics and Management, Universidade do Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Interests: energy and environmental Economics; renewable energies; energy policy; applied microeconomic analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The 3rd Annual Conference of the Portuguese Association of Energy Economics (APEEN) and the International Meeting on Energy and Environmental Economics (ME3) took place on 18–19 October 2018 in Braga, Portugal, bringing together international researchers from energy and environmental economics to enrich the debate on the many issues raised by the management of resources and waste. The main topic was “Managing Resources and Waste: Challenges for Energy and Environmental Economics beyond 2030”, with a particular focus on energy issues.

Following the event, in collaboration with Energies (MDPI), high-quality papers from the conference will be invited to submit follow-up articles extending the presented research in a dedicated Special Issue. This Special issue aims to collect contributions from field specialists working on topics of energy economics and to disseminate the contributions presented in the conference so as to move the debate forward and push the energy policy agenda beyond 2030.

Prof. Dr. Lígia Maria Pinto
Prof. Dr. Marieta Valente
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Carbon pricing
  • Clean energy technologies
  • Climate change and energy industry
  • Energy markets regulation and market power
  • Distributed generation issues
  • Energy and environmental policy
  • Energy and macroeconomics
  • Energy and sustainable development
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy prices and uncertainties
  • Geopolitics of oil and natural gas
  • Integration of renewable power sources
  • Modelling, simulation and forecasting of energy and carbon markets
  • Oil and gas transportation
  • Oil reserves, production and supply
  • Power and gas trade under volatile prices
  • Prospects for nuclear power
  • Risk management issues in the energy sector
  • Waste-to-energy opportunities
  • Other energy economics topics

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How Relevant Are Non-Use Values and Perceptions in Economic Valuations? The Case of Hydropower Plants
Energies 2019, 12(15), 2986; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12152986 - 02 Aug 2019
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The construction of hydropower plants, particularly of large ones, is far from being a consensual decision: advocates defend their construction based on the unquestionable benefits hydropower provides, while critics argue that these facilities are far from harmless and cause adverse impacts on the [...] Read more.
The construction of hydropower plants, particularly of large ones, is far from being a consensual decision: advocates defend their construction based on the unquestionable benefits hydropower provides, while critics argue that these facilities are far from harmless and cause adverse impacts on the environment, being not only against the construction but also demanding the destruction of existing ones. We review a selection of recent empirical studies concerning impacts of hydropower developments, to make a case for the consideration of non-use values in the economic valuation of the environmental and social impacts of hydropower plants, through the use of non-market valuation methodologies. Additionally, we present data from a case study of hydropower economic valuation, where different subgroups of the population with differing degrees of contact and familiarity with hydropower rate their perception of impacts. Respondents with more contact are less penalizing of hydropower than other respondents. We conclude that non-use values are non-negligible and can be valued through stated preference methods, but researchers should take into consideration perceptions and the role of users and non-users. Non-use values should thus not be neglected by policy makers and regulators at the planning and public consultation stages or as part of the decommissioning decision. Full article
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Improving Indicators for Comparing Energy Poverty in the Canary Islands and Spain
Energies 2019, 12(11), 2135; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12112135 - 04 Jun 2019
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In this work, energy poverty in the Canary Islands is analysed, and a new indicator to measure it is proposed. In the first place, a quantitative analysis has been conducted using different income-based indicators and contrasting the results with the Spanish situation during [...] Read more.
In this work, energy poverty in the Canary Islands is analysed, and a new indicator to measure it is proposed. In the first place, a quantitative analysis has been conducted using different income-based indicators and contrasting the results with the Spanish situation during the 2006–2016 period. The archipelago presents some specific characteristics (high poverty rates combined with low energy consumption) that make necessary the introduction of an alternative, more robust indicator than those existing in the literature. Based on a combination of different income-based indicators, a new one is proposed, named “Compound Energy Poverty Indicator” (CEPI). The CEPI reveals the special features of the Canaries consistent with their regional singularities, as recommended by the European Union energy policies. The evolution of this indicator shows the greater impact of the 2008 economic crisis on the Canary Islands compared to Spain, almost reaching the Spanish energy poverty rates at the end of the period (12.5 versus 11.49). Moreover, the average growth rate from 2006 to 2016 (13.0%) results very high in comparison with the national 2.6%. The development of a systematic and coordinated strategy in the Canaries to assess the energy poverty incidence would not be possible without a proper, accurate indicator. Full article
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