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Regional Factors Driving the Deployment of Wind Energy in Spain

María-Jesús Gutiérrez-Pedrero (), María Jesús Ruiz-Fuensanta () and Miguel-Ángel Tarancón ()
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María-Jesús Gutiérrez-Pedrero: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, University of Castilla-La Mancha, 13300 Ciudad Real, Spain
Miguel-Ángel Tarancón: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, University of Castilla-La Mancha, 13300 Ciudad Real, Spain

Energies, 2020, vol. 13, issue 14, 1-13

Abstract: There is significant regional heterogeneity in terms of relative positioning in relation to the issue of sustainability and, in particular, in relation to the implementation of renewable energy. For this reason, the aim of this work is to analyze whether these differences in attributes for each region are likely to condition the expansion of renewable energy production. In this paper, we focus on wind energy. Therefore, the evolution of the installed capacity of wind energy is studied for a set of Spanish regions over the period between 2004 and 2017. The results obtained confirm that, in effect, there are factors linked to investment and environmental knowledge capable of conditioning the deployment of wind energy at the regional level.

Keywords: sustainability; renewable energy; wind energy; regional analysis; Spain (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q4 Q40 Q41 Q42 Q43 Q47 Q48 Q49 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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