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Marcos Tenente was awarded the Young Researcher Award by APEEN

7 february
Marcos Tenente at APEEN

On February 4, 2022, Marcos Tenente, PhD student in Sustainable Energy Systems, integrated in the Energy for Sustainability Initiative of the University of Coimbra, was awarded the Young Researcher Award by the Portuguese Association for Energy Economics (APEEN), affiliate of the International Association for Energy Economics.

The award recognizes the article "Eco-efficiency assessment of the electricity sector: Evidence from 28 European Union countries", published in the Economic Analysis and Policy journal in co-authorship with Carla Henriques (INESCC and ISCAC) and Patrícia Pereira da Silva (CeBER and FEUC). The study, in the area of sustainability, assesses the eco-efficiency of the consumption and production value chains of the electricity sector in the European Union. Overall, it  concludes that the countries that promoted the efficient deployment of renewable energies, gradually dismantling the production of fossil fuels, strengthened their potential in terms of eco-efficiency, reducing emissions produced by the electricity sector and stimulating the growth of the added value created by it.