Magnus

Home/Magnus

About Magnus

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Magnus has created 352 blog entries.

PORTUGAL: The next big step towards sustainability

By | 2019-06-12T14:16:20+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal|Tags: , , |

In previous articles, Magnus presented the roadmaps for the next phase towards a more sustainable future for Spain and Italy. Following that, this article will be dedicated to the roadmap that defines the next years between 2021 and 2030 for Portugal in order to achieve the targets agreed back in 2015 in Paris during the COP21. [...]

THE FORGOTTEN ROLE OF HYDROGEN IN ENERGY TRANSITION

By | 2019-06-05T07:54:12+00:00 June 5th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

In the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC), the objective is to achieve a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 20% in 2030 compared to levels recorded in 1990, which represents a reduction of more than 30%. % regarding the levels registered now. For this, it is proposed to transform the energy mix, among [...]

Groningen: the slow ending of a giant

By | 2019-05-28T14:24:45+00:00 May 28th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Groningen is medium-sized town in the north of the Netherlands. As far as towns go, it probably doesn’t qualify as your dream destination but the name is quite famous within the European energy community, for this small municipality is home to the largest gas field in western Europe – a behemoth esteemed at 2800 km3 of [...]

China’s daring energy strategy

By | 2019-05-21T10:33:55+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In absolute terms, China is now the world’s largest greenhouse-gas emitter, accounting for more than 25% of the global total. Even in per capita terms, it has just overtaken the European Union average, while still at only half the US level. This reflects an electricity system based 70% on coal, as well as China’s global leadership [...]

Comments Off on China’s daring energy strategy

The costs of managing the Spanish Electricity System in 2018

By | 2019-05-14T13:58:49+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Introduction In an increasingly electrified society, it becomes crucial to understand the cost of consuming electrical energy.  This cost can be divided into four main groups: market purchase, transportation, distribution and other regulated costs and taxes. In this article we will focus on analyzing mainly the costs associated with transmission and grid management and, therefore, directly [...]

Comments Off on The costs of managing the Spanish Electricity System in 2018

Brent, geopolitical conflicts and European dependency

By | 2019-05-07T14:25:26+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Oil, Spain|Tags: , , |

During the last few years we have witnessed geopolitical conflicts that oil prices. On April 22, EE. UU it ended with the exceptions to the Iranian embargo that allowed it to continue exporting to countries such as China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Italy and Greece. With this, oil peaked since November of last year [...]

Comments Off on Brent, geopolitical conflicts and European dependency

Renewables and electric mobility: how Europe intends to meet the challenges of batteries

By | 2019-04-30T13:33:43+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

It is well known that the EU will face a complete structural energy change in the coming years, in order to achieve the ambitious objectives, set out in the Clean Energy For All European Package for the period 2021-2030. In this regulation, renewable energies are the main characters, since their share in the electricity grid will [...]

Comments Off on Renewables and electric mobility: how Europe intends to meet the challenges of batteries

Energy sector and the General Elections 2019, What proposals do coalitions bring to their programs? – Coalition of the Right (PP, CIUDADANOS Y VOX)

By | 2019-04-23T13:49:43+00:00 April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

We are in the middle of the electoral period for the General Elections in Spain and, day after day, we are also receiving information about the promises of the different parties. In this article we will not debate the programs, but we will do a quick analysis of the proposals for the energy sector. According to [...]

Comments Off on Energy sector and the General Elections 2019, What proposals do coalitions bring to their programs? – Coalition of the Right (PP, CIUDADANOS Y VOX)

Energy sector and the General Elections 2019 – What proposals do coalitions bring to their programs? Coalition of the Left (PSOE, PODEMOS)

By | 2019-04-16T13:24:08+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

We are in the middle of the electoral period for the holding of the General Elections in Spain and, day after day, we are also receiving information about the promises of the different parties. In this article we will not enter the debate of the programs, but we will do a quick analysis of the proposals [...]

Comments Off on Energy sector and the General Elections 2019 – What proposals do coalitions bring to their programs? Coalition of the Left (PSOE, PODEMOS)

The new life of Self-Consumption in Spain

By | 2019-04-09T13:45:52+00:00 April 9th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The vision of a decentralized energy generation and a wider participation of renewable sources will require an exponential growth in self-consumption systems, especially in sunny regions like Iberian Peninsula. Still, after 5 years since the first Law framing the self-consumption concept, this alternative to generate and consume power had a shy evolution in Spain due to [...]

Comments Off on The new life of Self-Consumption in Spain