Co-organization of the 15th Conference of the Spanish Association for Energy Economics

The 15th Conference of the Spanish Association for Energy Economics (AEEE) was held at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, at the lovely city of Toledo, from 29th to 31st January 2020.

Since our University would be hosting the event, some GEAR members led the organization of the 2020 edition of the conference in close collaboration with Leticia Blázquez, from the UCLM’s Talavera and Toledo Campuses. All together worked hard to successfully ensure a wonderful conference for all the attendees and speakers.

GEAR members participated not only as organizers but also as speakers in the academic sessions of the conference. The research works presented by GEAR members at the conference were:

  • «Emission Taxes, Feed-in Subsidies and the Investment in a Clean Technology by a Polluting Monopoly». García-Alaminos, A., and Rubio, S. J.
  • «Unequal rural and urban household carbon footprint in Spain and the impact of carbon taxation», Tomás, M. Á., López, L.A. and Monsalve, F.
  • «The carbon footprint of Spain’s photovoltaic industry». Zafrilla, J.; Arce, G. and Monsalve, F.
  • «Environmental and economic impacts of Brexit in the consumption of vegetables and fruits in the UK», López, L.A., Tobarra, M.A., Carrascal, A. and Ortega, R.
  • «Towards energy transition: sustainability assessment of a hybrid solar thermal – Biomass gasifier power plant in Tunisia». Banacloche, S., Herrera, I. and Lechón, Y.
  • «Triple bottom line analysis of the Spanish solar photovoltaic sector: A footprint assessment». Zafrilla, J., Arce; G., Cadarso, M.-Á., Córcoles, C.; Gómez, N., López, L.-A., Monsalve, F. and Tobarra, M.-Á.
  • «Economic and environmental impacts of decarbonization through a hybrid MRIO multiplier-accelerator model», Dejuan, O., Ortiz, M. and Portella-Carbó, F.
  • «The European Union’s carbon emissions under the control-based criterion». Ortiz, M., López, L.A., and Cadarso, M.A.
  • «Viabilidad económica y medioambiental de la estrategia de ecoinnovación “CO2-AFP Strategy”». Gueddari, A., Zafrilla, J., García-Yuste, S., Alonso-Moreno, C., Canales-Vázquez, J. Paper awared with the best flash session prize of the conference. Congrats Abde!
  • Inter-institutional research project: «Red Temática de Modelización Energética para una Transición Energética Sostenible (MENTES)». Coordinated by Cadarso, M.A. and presented by Arocena, P.

Reaffirming our commitment to the environment and sustainability, the GEAR group promoted a sustainable conference from the organization and did our best to get the provisions needed during the conference from eco-friendly suppliers. Moreover, we assessed the carbon footprint of the event and found that it reached 10.2 tonnes of CO2, approximately. The estimate covered all the direct and indirect carbon emissions generated in the organization and by all attendees. These findings were presented at the closing ceremony, where it was announced that the conference’s carbon footprint would be totally compensated by the Vice-rectorate for Research of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM).  

Finally, we also want to highlight the remarkable achievements reached by two GEAR young members, Ángela García-Alaminos and Santacruz Banacloche, who received two of the Energy Economics Young Researchers Awards of the conference. Santacruz obtained a travel grant for his outstanding work and Ángela was awarded the 1st Prize for Young Researchers for the article with the highest quality and relevance in the field of Energy Economics.

Congratulations to Ángela and Santacruz for their prizes and all GEAR members and Leticia Blázquez for making possible such a great conference!



The GEAR member Ángela García Alaminos and Dr. Santiago J. Rubio from the University of Valencia have received the «Prize for Energy Economics Young Researchers» for their work Emission Taxes, Feed-in Subsidies and the Investment in a lean Technology by a Polluting Monopoly. This distinction has been awarded by Red Eléctrica de España, and the Spanish Association for Energy Economics (AEEE) within the15th Conference of the Spanish Association for Energy Economics held in Toledo on the 29th-31st of January 2020.


GEAR member Ángela García Alaminos has recently published in an open repository a “Social Indicators of Working Conditions Database”. This database compiles five indicators regarding working conditions: fatal occupational injuries, non-fatal occupational injuries, forced labor, part-time employment, and temporary employment. Each of the five indicators is provided for 44 regions and disaggregated by economic activity, which makes this dataset a social satellite account suitable with multi-regional input-output models.

Main sources are specified in the dataset. For further information about the generation process of the dataset, please contact the author at

The database can be found in Mendeley Data (  under CC BY 4.0 Licence. To use the data, please cite García-Alaminos, Ángela (2019), “Social Indicators of Working Conditions Database ”, Mendeley Data, v1.


The GEAR Group has recently published our’s first contribution developed in collaboration with Enrique Gilles, Faculty of Business, Finance, and Economics EAN University Bogota, Colombia.

The paper, entitled “Nesting a city input–output table in a multiregional framework: a case example with the city of Bogota” presents a novel contribution in the field input-output developments for cities. First, we propose the nesting of the Bogota IO table in an MRIO model with Colombia and the rest of the countries presented in the OECD database. Second, we develope an evaluation of the role of the city of Bogota throughout the Global Value Chains.

We hope this is the first contribution of a productive collaboration with Enrique.

We hope you enjoy it!