A study by the Center for Research and Food Technology of Aragon (CITA) reveals that 81% of the population of Aragon in favor of renewable energy use despite its higher cost. Women, youth and student population are those that are more in favor of this type of energy and also testing new products and make a higher garbage collection.
The study, conducted by the Department of Science, Technology and the University through the Center for Research and Food Technology of Aragon (CITA), in collaboration with La Caixa, Aragon indicates that citizens are more in favor of energy use of solar and wind (about 85% of respondents in each case) whereas the majority of respondents remain more indifferent with regard to hydroelectric.
There is consensus among respondents in the environmental and economic benefits of using renewable energy as well as their increased cost of production.
The European Union (EU) has fixed that by 2020 emissions of greenhouse gases must be reduced 20%, increasing the share of renewables in energy consumption by another 20%. These goals involve changing the current energy consumption pattern for a sustainable model in which renewable energy derived from natural sources inexhaustible, to take greater role as a substitute for conventional fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas).
Of examinations performed by Dr. Azucena Gracia CITA leading a research team can obtain useful information for businesses operating in the energy sector and for public policy makers in promoting energy renewable.