The Spanish Energy Transition into the EU Green Deal: Alignments and Paradoxes
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AuthorPeña Ramos, José Antonio
GeopoliticsRenewable energiesEnergy transitionEU Green DealPolitical economy
Peña-Ramos, J.A.; del Pino-García, M.; Sánchez-Bayón, A. The Spanish Energy Transition into the EU Green Deal: Alignments and Paradoxes. Energies 2021, 14, 2535. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14092535
Climate change, clean energy transition, the energy security quest, and international relations have triggered the revival of renewable energy as a solution to these problems. Nowadays, there is an energy transition where renewable energies bring geopolitical changes in a world where fossil fuels are becoming less relevant. This article aims to assess how the transition influences Spain’s energy relations with other countries regarding electricity and its sources, in alignment with the European Green Deal. In order to do so, its current energy situation, the renewable energies development and its energy import-export relations are examined. The results show that despite progress in green regionalization through more electric interconnection, little difference is to be found in traditional relations with fossil fuel countries exporters, but more are the contractions in Spanish energy economic policy, as here is explained.