Economic Analysis of the Renewable Energy Policies in the European Union


Roberto Rodrígue, Carlos Rodríguez-Monroy, Miguel Ángel Peláe. 2012. Economic Analysis of the Renewable Energy Policies in the European Union. XVI Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización , pag. 60-65. Vigo.


The European energy sector is undergoing a major transformation and is facing a series of difficult challenges. These include a high and increasing dependence on external energy resources; dramatically reduce the need for the emissions of greenhouse gases to meet environmental objectives and the difficulties related to the promotion of energy market effectively integrated and competitive. Some of the policies associated with the various objectives are sometimes in conflict with each other, while in other cases are mutually reinforcing.The aim of this paper is to do a scienti c analysis of the developments so far and the expectations for the coming period focusing on the pillars of energy policy in the EU in terms of security of supply, environment, climate change and promoting a competitive and integrated market. The use of renewable energy sources is seen as a key element of European energy policy and should help to: reduce dependence on fuel from non-member countries; reduce emissions from carbon-based energy sources, and; decouple energy costs from oil prices.


(cio2012)XVI Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización


EN-01. Economic Environment, Economic and Finance Management

Palabras Clave

  • Energy policy
  • Economic development
  • Management
  • Renewable energy
  • Security of Supply