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By | 2017-07-21T13:35:40+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

“Algorithms”. “Big Data”. “Artificial Intelligence” (AI). “Machine Learning” (ML). As of late, these are words that jumped from backroom technical conversations (in the mind of many probably directly from science-fiction) straight into business conference rooms worldwide. Topics which were once just highly technical fields of investigation, are now mainstream topics in the definition of both short [...]

Rough and the growing effect of LNG in Europe

By | 2017-07-12T10:49:57+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: |

On June 20th, Centrica announced the permanent closure of Rough gas storage, situated 29km offshore Easington in Great Britain. This news could be overlooked by many if it were not because it accounts for 70% of UK storage capacity, equivalent to 9 days of gas supply, and can supply 10% of peak daily whole country gas [...]

The nuclear problem…

By | 2017-07-21T13:21:45+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: Electricity Markets, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , |

Nuclear energy remains a major source of debate and the lack of consensus on EU energy policies does not help dispel doubts. To maintain stability, electricity consumption and meet the goals of climate change, nuclear is not the ultimate solution, but it still plays a vital role. This source of generation is the basis on two [...]

Electricity Price for Spain – Week of June the 26th

By | 2017-06-28T09:52:34+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Featured, M·Graphics|Tags: , |

In this infographic we analyze the electricity price for Spain, in the week of June the 26th, along with many other factors and agents that drive the price. The infographic is for now only available in Spanish.

OPEC: State of Decay

By | 2017-06-28T11:31:06+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Featured, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , |

During the last weeks, what we discussed in previous articles became a reality. And so it is, that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has lost its grip on the global crude oil markets and its actions are not as effective as they once were. A new significant fall in prices few months after the extension [...]

The United States and the Paris Agreement

By | 2017-07-05T11:39:33+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Energy Policies, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

What we previously knew as climate change is only what we now call global warming. We soon realized that the problem was much more serious than a simple increase in the average temperature of the planet. In the last 50 years, the trend of global warming has escalated twice as much as it did in the [...]

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Natural Gas Demand in Europe: What’s the medium-term scenario?

By | 2017-06-28T13:45:24+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Energy Policies, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Gas demand in Europe has been characterized by extreme optimism and success when the business started to run in the early 60’s. After the discovery of the Groeningen gas field in the Netherlands in 1959, gas started to be seen as the potential centre of the energy policies not only for the country but for the [...]

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Tariff deficit: how expensive will it be?

By | 2017-06-15T09:27:25+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Categories: Electricity Markets, Spain|Tags: , |

Our tariff deficit can be summarized as the debt we (the consumers) inquired witrh the electric system. Specifically it is the difference between the costs of the system and the regulated income generated. When was it created? In 2000, the government ruling back then established a decree through which the electric energy costs could not rise [...]

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Active Consumers: the new frontier of the electric market

By | 2017-06-07T15:52:55+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Categories: Electricity Markets, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

We all remember the media hype of COP21, the agreement on climate change that took place in Paris in 2015, had. My question is who knows about the "Winter Package" approved on November 30 by the European commission? A package containing eight legislative proposals under the heading "Clean Energy Packaging" (known as C.E.P.), with the intention [...]

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Go Solar Portugal (self-consumption systems)

By | 2017-05-31T10:12:22+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, M·Blog, Portugal|Tags: , , , , |

In a country like Portugal where the sun shines between 2 200 and 3 000 hours per year the ability to produce your own energy through solar radiation is a great opportunity to help the environment and to reduce your energy bills. From January 2015, this opportunity became a reality through a law published in October [...]

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