M·Blog 2017-02-20T19:00:41+00:00
2505, 2017

Active Consumers: the new frontier of the electric market

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Electricity Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

1705, 2017

Go Solar Portugal (self-consumption systems)

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

1005, 2017

The Energy future of France: Macron’s Agenda

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, M·Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

France has a new president. Finally, Emmanuel Macron of the centrist European party "En Marche!" has been chosen to hold the new legislature over the next five years. In this new stage, we ask ourselves what will be the energy future of a country whose nuclear [...]

305, 2017

OPEC crude oil exports 03/05/17

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Featured, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , |0 Comments

OPEC's efforts to balance crude oil stocks are not enough, as we approach Brent levels of 50$/b. Production cuts are countered by an ever-rising production of American output (shale oil) with 15 straight weeks of increasing rig count according to Baker Hughes. Though many OPEC members have [...]

2804, 2017

Energy Storage: Present or Future?

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, M·Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Energy Storage: Present or Future?

Every time we talk about renewable energy we end up in the same conundrum: offices work during office hours, factories work according to their own schedules and, in our homes, we want light as soon as we hit the switch. This means a permanent and consistent [...]

1804, 2017

Le Pen’s Frexit: a good idea?

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Electricity Markets, M·Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Le Pen’s Frexit: a good idea?

Right before Easter, a historical debate between the 11 candidates to the presidency of the French Republic took place, with over 6 million viewers. The event was expected to reduce the volume of undecided voters (latest polls indicate they represent a 40% of the voters) offering variety [...]