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Triple bottom line analysis of the Spanish solar photovoltaic sector: A footprint assessment

Jorge Zafrilla (), Guadalupe Arce, María-Ángeles Cadarso, Carmen Córcoles, Nuria Gómez, Luis-Antonio López, Fabio Monsalve () and María-Ángeles Tobarra

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2019, vol. 114, issue C, -

Abstract: Sustainable development, in its wider sense, i.e., economic, social and environmental, has emerged as one of the key challenges for humankind in the 21st century. Solar photovoltaic (PV) emerges as a key technology to meet not only the climate targets but also those related to social progress and economic growth. This paper's main objective is to capture the momentum and potentialities of the Spanish Solar PV sector using a Triple Bottom Line (TBL) analysis from a broad economic, social and environmental footprint perspective in an MRIO context in 2016.

Keywords: Solar photovoltaics; Footprinting; Triple bottom line assessment; Sustainability assessment; Spanish energy policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2019.109311

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