Evaluation of Spain's Water-Energy Nexus

Hardy, Laurent; Garrido Colmenero, Alberto y Juana Sirgado, Luis (2012). Evaluation of Spain's Water-Energy Nexus. "International Journal of Water Resources Development", v. 28 (n. 1); pp. 151-170. ISSN 0790-0627. https://doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2012.642240.


Título: Evaluation of Spain's Water-Energy Nexus
  • Hardy, Laurent
  • Garrido Colmenero, Alberto
  • Juana Sirgado, Luis
Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Water Resources Development
Fecha: 30 Enero 2012
Volumen: 28
Escuela: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Departamento: Economía y Ciencias Sociales Agrarias [hasta 2014]
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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This paper explores the water-energy nexus of Spain and offers calculations for both the energy used in the water sector and the water required to run the energy sector. The article takes a prospective approach, offering evaluations of policy objectives for biofuels and expected renewable energy sources. Approximately 5.8% of total electricity demand in Spain is due to the water sector. Irrigated agriculture is one of the Spanish water sectors that show the largest growth in energy requirements. Searches for more efficient modes of farm water use, urban waste water treatment, and the use of desalinated water must henceforth include the energy component. Furthermore, biofuel production, to the levels targeted for 2020, would have an unbearable impact on the already stressed water resources in Spain. However, growing usage of renewable energy sources is not threatened by water scarcity, but legislative measures in water allocation and water markets will be required to meet the requirements of using these sources. Some of these measures, which are pushed by regional governments, are discussed in concluding sections.

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ID de Registro: 15641
Identificador DC: http://oa.upm.es/15641/
Identificador OAI: oai:oa.upm.es:15641
Identificador DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2012.642240
URL Oficial: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07900627.2012.642240
Depositado por: Memoria Investigacion
Depositado el: 17 Jun 2013 13:04
Ultima Modificación: 21 Abr 2016 15:53
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