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!

PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE: http://www.aeee.es/xv_congreso_aeee/en/program/

Memories of Glasgow and Santiago…

In 2019, the GEAR research group has actively participated in the two main events of input-output analysis worldwide. The 27th Conference of the International Input-Output Association (IIOA), which took place in Glasgow, Scotland, from 30 June to 5 July 2019. And the 8th Conference of Input-Output Analysis of the Hispano-American Society of Input-Output Analysis (SHAIO) which took place in Santiago de Compostela from 11 to 13 September 2019.

The papers presented by the GEAR group in Glasgow were:

  • «The Social Footprint U.S. Multinationals’ Foreign Affiliates», García-Alaminos, A., Zafrilla, J.E., Arce, G. and Ortiz, M.
  • «Students commuting choices: Carbon footprint and environmental identity», Collado, A., Gómez, N. and Olivos, P.
  • «Assessment of the sustainability of Mexico green investments in the road to Paris», Banacloche, S., Monsalve, F., Cadarso, M.A. and Lechon, Y.
  • «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.
  • «Degrees of separation and carbon embodied in China’s supply chain networks in processing exports and normal production», Arce, G., López, L.A. and Jiang, X.
  • «Assessing consumption-based carbon emissions for the city of Bogota, Colombia», Gilles, E., Ortiz, M., López, L.A. and Cadarso, M.A.
  • «Impact on emissions, employment and the balance of trade of the decarbonization of the electricity production and transport in the EU. A MRIO multiplier-accelerator model.», Dejuan, O., Ortiz, M. and Portella-Carbó, F.

The papers presented by the GEAR group in Santiago were:

  • «Assessing consumption-based carbon emissions for the city of Bogota», Ortiz, M.; Gilles, E.; Cadarso, M.A. and López, L.A.
  • «The Social Footprint of the U.S. Multinationals’ Foreign Affiliates», García-Alaminos, Á; Ortiz, M.; Arce, G. and Zafrilla, J.E.
  • «Students commuting choices: Carbon footprint and environmental identity», Collado, A.; Olivos, P. and Gómez, N.
  • «Spanish Household Energy Footprint of Urban and Rural Settlements», Tomás, M. Á.; López, L.A. and Monsalve, F.
  • «Degrees of separation and carbon embodied in China’s supply chain networks in processing exports and normal production», Arce, G.;  Jiang,  X. and López, L.A.

Great Conferences!! Great cities!! Great moments!! Great memories!!

GEAR in the beautiful Seville

Last March 26, the GEAR member Luis Antonio López, was invited by the “Cátedra de Economía de la Energía y del Medio Ambiente” to present the conference entitled “Principales nodos de CO2 asociados al comercio internacional entre China y el resto del mundo” in the framework of the XII Jornada de Econonía y Medio Ambiente” at the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, University of Seville.

Thanks for the invitation to our colleagues from the Department of “Economic Analysis and Political Economics” and the Cátedra de Economía de la Energía y del Medio Ambiente.

We hope you have enjoyed the conference!

Seminar and visit: Joanilio Teixeira (University of Brasilia, Brazil)

In the last two months, Joanilio Teixeira, Emeritus Professor at University of Brasilia, Brazil, has visited the Faculty of Business and Economics. Joanilio research is focused on the study of Heterodox Macroeconomics.

Last February 25th, Joanilio presented, in the framework of the Macroeconomics Seminar, the conference entitled “Controversies in Heterodox Macroeconomics: Post-Keynesians Vs. Kaleckians”.

You’ll always succeed if you start citing Bertolt Brecht: “The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error”, and ending citing Bhaduri “Nothing is more destructive to a political system that the lack of hope for a better future”, as Joanilio did. In between, the Kaleckian vision of the economy, seasoned with an incredible carreer, really close to some of the big names of the economy, was unraveled.

At the same seminar, our team member Óscar Dejuan presented the paper “Kaldor’s theories of distribution” published in Revista de Economía Crítica.

Thank you Joanilio for the visit and for the presentation.

We hope to see you soon again!

GEAR in A Coruña at the “XVI AEEE Conference”

Luis Antonio López, Mateo Ortiz y Manuel Tomás participated in the yearly AEEE Conference “XVI Congreso de la Asociación Española para la Economía Energética. Transición energética, industria y empleo”. This year’s edition took place in the beautiful city of A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.

The papers and posters presented were:

·         Ortiz, M., López, L.A. and Cadarso, M.A.: Huella de carbono de multinacionales extranjeras dentro en la Unión Europea.

·         Tomás, M.: Consecuencias ambientales de la desigualdad en los hogares de España: Un estudio a través de la huella de carbono de los hogares.

PICS FROM THE EVENT.

GEAR participated in the Seminar on Sustainable Economy

Last May 17th, the GEAR members Jorge Zafrilla and Luis Antonio López, were invited to present the insights of the UNEF-UCLM new collaboration about the Macroeconomic Report of the Photovoltaics Spanish Industry. The project proposal and some methodological and databases aspects, were presented in the 2nd Edition of the Seminar on Sustainable Economy, organized by the homonymous Research Group from the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of the UCLM in Ciudad Real.

Thanks to all of the participants for the comments and suggestions, and thank you to organizers for the invitation. We recommend following the events and contributions of this top research team following the Research Group updates in their Social Media profiles (Facebook and Twitter) and in their Website.

We will talk you soon about this new and challenging project we have signed with UNEF.

 

Call for papers “SHAIO 6th Permanent Workshop” Madrid, España

The 6th Permanent Workshop of the Hispano-American Society of Input-Output Analysis (SHAIO) is going to be held at the School of Economics and Business of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Institute “Lawrence R. Klein” of Economic Forecast, linked to the Department of Applied Economics, on September 27 and 28, 2018 in Madrid.

The key dates are:

  • Abstract submission – June 1, 2018
  • Full paper submission – June 29, 2018
  • Communication of acceptance – July 27, 2018
  • Registration – September 21, 2018
  • Workshop – September 27-28, 2018

Check all the information at:  http://wio6.shaio.es/

See you in Madrid!

“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”: screening invitation

GEAR, within the framework of the 14th Edition of the “Movies and Economics Seminar”, invites you to the screening of the latest Al Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”.

José Julio del Olmo, a recognized local activist from “Ecologistas en Acción“, will present the movie and will motivate a discussion after the screening.

PLACE: Aula Magna – Faculty of Economics, University of Castilla-La Mancha

DATE AND TIME:  February 22nd (Thursday,) – 6 p.m.

PRESENTER: José Julio del Olmo (Ecologistas en Acción)

See you on the movies!

 

GEAR in Atlantic City, 25th IIOA Conference

Four members of GEAR partipated at the 25TH International Input-Output Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA (https://www.iioa.org/conferences/25th/conference.html), the yearly international conference of the International Input-Output Association (www.iioa.org). The papers presented were:

  • Arce, G., Zafrilla, J.E., López, L.A. and Tobarra, M.A. “Carbon footprint of human settlements in Spain”.
  • Monsalve, F., Zafrilla, J.E., Cadarso, M.A. and García-Alaminos, A. “Unintended social consequences of EU financial framework 2014-2020”.

PICS FROM THE EVENT…

 

Master lecture by Iñaki Arto: “La huella energética del desarrollo humano”

Some pictures of Iñaki Arto’s presentation in the frame of the Master in “Growth and Sustainable Development” (Máster Universitario en Crecimiento y Desarrollo Sostenible), from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM).

Iñaki, research professor at Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), has presented a piece of his work  about the energy requirements of a developed world.

Thanks to Iñaki and all the attendees!