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External Costs and Benefits of Energy. Methodologies, Results and Effects on Renewable Energies Competitivity; Costes y Beneficios Externos de la Energia. Metodologias, Resultados e Influencia sobre la Competitividad de las Energias Renovables

Abstract

This study attempts to give a summarised vision of the concept of externally in energy production, the social and economic usefulness of its evaluation and consideration as support to the political decision-marking in environmental regulation matters, technologies selection of new plants, priorities establishment on energy plans, etc. More relevant environmental externalities are described, as are the effects on the health, ecosystems, materials and climate, as well as some of the socioeconomic externalities such as the employment, increase of the GDP and the reduction and depletion of energy resources. Different methodologies used during the last years have been reviewed as well as the principals results obtained in the most relevant studies accomplished internationally on this topic. Special mention has deserved the European study National Implementation of the ExternE Methodology in the EU. Results obtained are represented in Table 2 of this study. Also they are exposed, in a summarised way, the results obtained in the evaluation of environmental externalities of the Spanish electrical system in function of the fuel cycle. In this last case the obtained results are more approximated since have been obtained by extrapolation from the obtained for ten representative plants geographically distributed trough the Peninsula. Finally it has  More>>
Authors:
Saez, R; Cabal, H; Varela, M [1] 
  1. CIEMAT. Madrid (Spain)
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1999
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
CIEMAT-894
Reference Number:
SCA: 290201; PA: SP-99:0E0405; EDB-99:078755; SN: 99002122581
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1999
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY CONVERSION; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; ENVIRONMENT; SPAIN; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; ECONOMY; MARKET; 290201; ECONOMICS
OSTI ID:
10149080
Research Organizations:
Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y tecnologicas (CIEMAT) Madrid (Spain)
Country of Origin:
Spain
Language:
Spanish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE99759489; TRN: ES99E0405
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS
Submitting Site:
SP
Size:
38 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Saez, R, Cabal, H, and Varela, M. External Costs and Benefits of Energy. Methodologies, Results and Effects on Renewable Energies Competitivity; Costes y Beneficios Externos de la Energia. Metodologias, Resultados e Influencia sobre la Competitividad de las Energias Renovables. Spain: N. p., 1999. Web.
Saez, R, Cabal, H, & Varela, M. External Costs and Benefits of Energy. Methodologies, Results and Effects on Renewable Energies Competitivity; Costes y Beneficios Externos de la Energia. Metodologias, Resultados e Influencia sobre la Competitividad de las Energias Renovables. Spain.
Saez, R, Cabal, H, and Varela, M. 1999. "External Costs and Benefits of Energy. Methodologies, Results and Effects on Renewable Energies Competitivity; Costes y Beneficios Externos de la Energia. Metodologias, Resultados e Influencia sobre la Competitividad de las Energias Renovables." Spain.
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title = {External Costs and Benefits of Energy. Methodologies, Results and Effects on Renewable Energies Competitivity; Costes y Beneficios Externos de la Energia. Metodologias, Resultados e Influencia sobre la Competitividad de las Energias Renovables}
author = {Saez, R, Cabal, H, and Varela, M}
abstractNote = {This study attempts to give a summarised vision of the concept of externally in energy production, the social and economic usefulness of its evaluation and consideration as support to the political decision-marking in environmental regulation matters, technologies selection of new plants, priorities establishment on energy plans, etc. More relevant environmental externalities are described, as are the effects on the health, ecosystems, materials and climate, as well as some of the socioeconomic externalities such as the employment, increase of the GDP and the reduction and depletion of energy resources. Different methodologies used during the last years have been reviewed as well as the principals results obtained in the most relevant studies accomplished internationally on this topic. Special mention has deserved the European study National Implementation of the ExternE Methodology in the EU. Results obtained are represented in Table 2 of this study. Also they are exposed, in a summarised way, the results obtained in the evaluation of environmental externalities of the Spanish electrical system in function of the fuel cycle. In this last case the obtained results are more approximated since have been obtained by extrapolation from the obtained for ten representative plants geographically distributed trough the Peninsula. Finally it has been analysed the influence that the internalization of the external costs of conventional energies can have in the competitiveness and in the market of renewable energy, those which originate less environmental effects and therefore produce much smaller external costs. The mechanisms of internalization and the consideration on the convenience or not of their incorporation in the price of energy have been also discussed. (Author) 30 refs.}
place = {Spain}
year = {1999}
month = {Sep}
}