Generating socio-economic values from renewable energies: An overview of questions and assessment methods

Renew­able ener­gies are viewed as a means to rec­on­cile the decar­bon­i­sa­tion of ener­gy sys­tems with sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment. The list of their pos­si­ble social and eco­nom­ic ben­e­fits is long and many of these claims have an empir­i­cal basis. Despite this, a method for their assess­ment of the capac­i­ty to reflect spe­cif­ic coun­try con­di­tions does not exist.

Year of Publication

Bor­bonus, S. (2017): Gen­er­at­ing socio-eco­nom­ic val­ues from renew­able ener­gies: An overview of ques­tions and assess­ment meth­ods. — IASS Work­ing Paper, July 2017.DOI:


IASS Authors
Dr Sylvia Borbonus