In this section you will find the main publications carried out by members of ENT. As far as possible, publications in open access journals are prioritized, so that the full content is available. If not, please send an email to asking for more information.

Robust information for effective municipal solid waste policies: Identifying behaviour of waste generation across spatial levels of organization
| Rosaria Chifari

Existing studies have studied influencing factors of MSW generation behaviour at different spatial levels of organization, but always one at a time and not simultaneously. Income is a…

Taxes on Air Pollution in Spain
| Ignasi Puig Ventosa| Luís Campos Rodrigues| Rosaria Chifari

The emission of air pollutants has detrimental effects on the environment and on human health. Taxes on air pollution are currently applied by seven Autonomous Communities in Spain. This…

Landfill reactions to society actions: The case of local and global air pollutants of Cerro Patacón in Panama
| Rosaria Chifari

This paper studies landfill emissions and the related environmental and health risks in Panama City, with the aim to sensitize the population about the harmful effects of irresponsible…

The impact of improper materials in biowaste on the quality of compost
| Ignasi Puig Ventosa| Luís Campos Rodrigues

Separate collection of biodegradable waste provides a better-quality raw material for the production of fertilisers than material obtained from the mechanical separation of municipal solid…

Energy taxation policies can counteract the rebound effect: Analysis within a general equilibrium framework
| | Jaume Freire González

The rebound effect reflects the difference between the expected energy savings from energy efficiency, and the real ones, considering the former is higher than the latter. In some extreme…

The Concept of Generalised Extended Producer Responsibility (GEPR)
| | Ignasi Puig Ventosa

The notion of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has been part of the waste policy for a long time, particularly within the OECD countries. According to the OECD, EPR “aims to make…

Does Water Efficiency Reduce Water Consumption? The Economy-Wide Water Rebound Effect
| Jaume Freire González

Governments stimulate efficiency measures to save water resources, particularly in areas with high water stress and those that experience droughts. However, economic theory and some…

The economy of nature
| Ignasi Puig Ventosa| Jofre Rodrigo Aribau

The article starts by highlighting how the existing economic framework intrinsically collides with nature conservation goals, due to massive presence of environmental externalities, and…

User identification for municipal waste collection in high-density contexts
| Research| Ignasi Puig Ventosa| Maria Calaf Forn

The report aims to provide Local Authorities, particularly in a high-density context, with more information about these systems and to describe the basic steps needed for their…

Carbon Taxes and the Double Dividend Hypothesis in a Recursive-Dynamic CGE model for Spain
| Research| Jaume Freire González

A carbon tax is potentially a policy that can reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate climate risks, at lowest economy-wide costs. We develop a dynamic CGE model for Spain to assess the economic…

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