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    Key Factors Leading To The Spanish Wind Energy Development Key Factors Leading To The Spanish Wind Energy Development Presentation Transcript

    • Key Factors Leading to Wind Energy Development in Spain Carlos Rymer MPA-Environmental Science and Policy School of International and Public Affairs Columbia University Results for Global Winds of Change: The Development of the Wind Energy Industry
    • Agenda
      • Country Profile
      • The Spanish Electricity Market
      • Research Goals
      • Methodology
      • Findings
      • Conclusions
      Results for Global Winds of Change: The Development of the Wind Energy Industry
    • Country Profile
      • Located in Southwestern Europe (40.5 million people)
      • GDP was $1.4 trillion in 2007 (3.8% growth rate)
      • Unemployment was 8.3% in 2007, but higher now due to global financial crisis
      • Leading sectors are tourism, textiles, metals, food and beverages, chemicals, and automakers
      Results for Global Winds of Change: The Development of the Wind Energy Industry Source : CIA World Factbook
    • The Changing Electricity Mix Results for Global Winds of Change: The Development of the Wind Energy Industry Source : EIA, 2005; 2008
    • Legislative History
      • Due to EU Directive, Spain liberalized the electricity sector in 1997 with the Electric Power Law
      • 1998 Royal Decree created Special Regime with feed-in tariff that included wind energy
      • 1999-2010 National Renewable Energy Plan contemplates for wind energy to supply 12% of electricity demand
      Results for Global Winds of Change: The Development of the Wind Energy Industry
    • Institutional Framework Results for Global Winds of Change: The Development of the Wind Energy Industry Source : EIA, 2005
    • Wind Energy Installations Results for Global Winds of Change: The Development of the Wind Energy Industry
    • Goals of Research Project
      • Analyze the business and political environment of the Spanish wind energy industry.
      • Determine what factors played an important role in the growth of the Spanish wind energy industry.
      Results for Global Winds of Change: The Development of the Wind Energy Industry
    • Methodology
      • Secondary Research
      • Lexis-Nexis articles (1990-2008)
      • Scholarly articles
      • Reports by NGOs and bilateral organizations
      Results for Global Winds of Change: The Development of the Wind Energy Industry
      • Interviews
      • Greenpeace-Spain
      • Navarra’s Department of Innovation, Enterprise, and Employment
      • World Futures Council
      Strategy : Find key statistics from secondary research and determine factors important to policy outcomes and industry growth from interviews.
    • Findings Results for Global Winds of Change: The Development of the Wind Energy Industry
    • Conclusions
      • Spain’s wind energy industry was a result of the need for job creation, energy independence, greenhouse gas reductions, and economic development.
      • Other key factors included an apolitical government willing to work with the private sector and the public to design appropriate policy, educational efforts by NGOs, and regional political influence.
      • Country’s with heavy reliance on imported fuels, available labor force and wind resources, and enough financial resources can develop wind energy production and manufacturing capacity.
      Results for Global Winds of Change: The Development of the Wind Energy Industry
    • Questions?
      • Please contact at [email_address] .
      Results for Global Winds of Change: The Development of the Wind Energy Industry