Stated Willingness to Pay for Residential Renewable Electricity and Green Jobs in Aguascalientes, Mexico

CERE Working Paper, 2020:6

55 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2020

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Adan L. Martinez-Cruz

Department of Forest Economics, SLU; CERE; ETH Zürich - Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE)

Hector Nuñez

Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas

Date Written: April 15, 2020

Abstract

Via a discrete choice experiment, this paper documents that residential electricity consumers in Aguascalientes, Mexico, are willing to pay a premium for renewable energies as well as for the creation of green jobs. These results are particularly timely because the current Federal administration has redirected priorities from an energy transition that was expected to boost renewable energies to the pursuing of energy sovereignty. Concerns regarding this prioritization have been raised by national and international stakeholders due to its potential economic ineffciency and its implications for the achievement of climate change goals. These concerns have only intensied as discussions begin on how Mexico should face the post-coronavirus recession. This paper's findings open the door to discuss whether a combination of a just energy transition together with the boosting of renewable energies should be part of a strategy to reach energy sovereignty at the same time that Mexico deals with a post-coronavirus world.

Keywords: residential renewable electricity demand, just energy transition, post-coronavirus policy, energy sovereignty, Mexico, discrete choice experiment

JEL Classification: Q42, Q48, Q51

Suggested Citation

Martinez-Cruz, Adan L. and Nuñez, Hector, Stated Willingness to Pay for Residential Renewable Electricity and Green Jobs in Aguascalientes, Mexico (April 15, 2020). CERE Working Paper, 2020:6 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3577229 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3577229

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