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Paper read at 4th Atlantic Workshop on Energy and Environmental Economics (A Toxa, Spain), 07-2010. Lara Pérez Dueñas, GNERA Energía y Tecnología.
Lecciones aprendidas del sistema español de apoyo a las renovables basado en un sistema de primas y tarifas.
The Spanish economic support system for electricity from renewable energy sources
has had a good reputation due to its good results in terms of number of new plants,
installed megawatts, industrial development, etc. Nevertheless, in the last years we
have assisted to major and sudden legislative changes motivated by different events
that have put under discussion the system sustainability. After describing the main
green electricity support systems available and the benefits of introducing renewable
energies in the electricity market, this paper analyses the causes of the “boom and
burst” of the Spanish support mechanisms and the main lessons learned.