Monthly Archives: December 2019
The UC3M’s student association DEMOS organized a debate about Ecological Economics, open to the university community. Natalia Fabra, head of EnergyEcoLab, and Juan López de Uralde, ex-director of Greenpeace Spain and current Member of the Spanish Parliament, debated about the policies that need to be put in place in order to combat climate change. They stressed the need and urgency of climate action, which will entail economic, social and environmental benefits exceeding the costs of no action. Climate and energy policies need to take into account the distributional impacts, and compensate the negative impacts where needed. It is paramount that policy making is independent of lobby groups, which might delay policy implementation or distort it away of the common interest. They both acknowledged the effort of DEMOS and other associations, as they are key in mobilizing society and politics towards more ambitious climate action.
EnergyEcoLab will host a one-day workshop on energy economics on January 28, 2020, at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. We will have presentations and discussions about electricity markets and regulations on transport with a mix of applied theory and empirical papers.
Below is the list of presentations:
- Estelle Cantillon (ULB): “What is price discovery achieving in the New Zealand electricity market?” (with Stefan Bergheimer and Mar Reguant)
- François Salanié (TSE and INRA): “Tipping points, delays, and the control of catastrophes” (with Matti Liski)
- Natalia Fabra (UC3M and CEPR): “Technology Neutral versus Technology Specific Regulation” (with Juan Pablo Montero)
- Knut Einar Rosendahl (Norwegian University of Life Sciences): “Electricity versus hydrogen in the road transport market”
- Stefan Lamp (TSE): “(Mis)allocation of Renewable Energy Sources” (with Mario Samano)
- Imelda (UC3M): “Price Exposure and Market Power: Learning from Changes in Renewables´ Regulation” (with Natalia Fabra)
- David Andrés (EUI): “Storing Power: Market Structure Matters” (with Natalia Fabra)
- Mathias Reynaert (TSE): “Vehicle taxes’ disparate impact on domestic production: an efficient tool to favor?”
*Participation is by invitation only.