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The UC3M sets up an Energy and Environmental Economics Laboratory


The aim of EnergyEcolab, the new UC3M’s (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Energy and Environmental Economics Lab, is to carry out rigorous research on topics related to energy and environmental economics. In particular, the common thread of their research the design of policies to support the energy transition at least cost.

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The design of policies for renewable energies support, the role and scope of demand flexibility, the design of electricity wholesale markets, sustainable transportation or the impact of energy on health and human behaviour are some of the lines of research that are currently being carried out by the members of EnergyEcoLab, both at UC3M as well as at other institutions worldwide.

"EnergyEcoLab serves as a platform for collaboration between researchers in this field in Madrid as well as elsewhere. It is committed to carrying out thorough quality research, with the aim to shed light on decision-making in the fields of energy and climate policy", explains Natalia Fabra. “Achieving the social and political support necessary for the energy transition relies on our ability to reduce its costs and improve its benefits. Reducing emissions is not just imperative, it is also a unique opportunity to modernise our economies”, asserts the researcher.

This new laboratory has been set up with the support of the European Research Council (ERC), thanks to an ERC Consolidator Grant (GA 772331, Electric Challenges) from Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation Programme, granted to Natalia Fabra, Professor in the Economics Department at UC3M.

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