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CAPTURING CO2 TO SAVE THE PLANET?!

By | 2018-11-13T15:01:16+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Categories: Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

2030! 12 years is the time We have to avoid catastrophic environmental breakdown according to the recent United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report published in October. To prevent that, the most ambitious plan conceived in the COP21 should be implemented and fulfilled. More than limiting the CO2 emissions, reducing and controlling those is [...]

Nuclear Energy and its discreet participation in the Spanish wholesale market

By | 2018-11-06T12:06:28+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Categories: Energy Markets, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

During the last weeks the proposal from the current PSOE government together with Podemos about limiting the price of certain technologies to contain the increasing price in the wholesale electricity market has been discussed. Specifically, the proposal aims to introduce changes in the operation of Spanish wholesale market to end over-compensation, known as "benefits fallen from [...]

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TARGET 20% RENEWABLE ENERGIES 2020 POSIBLE?

By | 2018-10-30T22:12:27+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

As part of the clean energy package, on June 14, the Parliament and the Council agreed to changes in the EU renewable energy directive to include a new mandatory green energy target of 32% by 2030 and establish new principles on future financial support to renewable energy sources and increase the right of people to produce [...]

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Almost a year later, where are the energy blockchains?

By | 2018-10-23T09:11:35+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Energy Markets, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

“Blockchain”. That word has, in the past year, become part of any modern executive’s jargon. Much was written and said. Expectations were massive but, as of today, we fail to see the materialization of all the pitches that were sold. An issue that is even more noticeable in the energy world, a highly regulated environment – [...]

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OIL, POSSIBLE BEARISH TREND?

By | 2018-10-16T09:41:04+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , |

More than 20 dollars of difference have come to be between the maximum value of the Brent quoted this year and the price of crude at the beginning of 2018. A totally bullish trend that brought oil to the brink of 90 $USD/bbl just two weeks ago. Reasons for its justification have not been lacking: a [...]

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The expected energy transition measures have arrived … Royal Decree-Law 15/2018

By | 2018-10-09T10:33:14+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In 2016 the European Commission presented the Clean Energy Package for all Europeans with the aim of defining the stable legislative framework needed to facilitate the clean energy transition. 2018 is the year in which each of the countries of the European community must make public their energy transition measures. It has been a politically complex [...]

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European emissions trading system, success or failure?

By | 2018-09-25T12:38:20+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

The price of CO2 is on everyone's lips and adds to the concerns of consumers who have been increasing their costs for the purchase of energy since a couple of years ago’ summer. Starting with the drought that we suffered in the country since the beginning of 2016, passing through the nuclear crisis in France that [...]

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The end of the daylight saving time: how does it affect to the company’s energy costs?

By | 2018-09-18T17:43:30+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

September surprised bringing news that creates both sympathy and rejection at the same time: Brussels proposes the end of the daylight-saving time. Around 4.6 million people participated in a non-binding survey on the continuity of this measure and nothing less than 80% of the participants were against shifting their time twice a year. On Friday, September [...]

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Transmission System imbalances: A general overview from the consumer

By | 2018-09-12T15:26:10+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

All agents participating in the electricity market commit to generate or consume an accurate amount of energy in a precise future time interval (imbalance settlement period). When the final electrical energy provided (generators) or withdrawn (consumers) from the system differs from the one initially programmed and agreed upon with the system, what is known in the [...]

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Crystal Ball – The uncharted territory of energy prediction

By | 2018-07-31T11:45:33+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Is in human nature the necessity to have a “logic” explanation for everything that happens and in the energy market that’s no different. As normal, one tends to rely on the fact that an action triggers a reaction and the more informed you are about those actions, the best you can (try to) “predict” their reactions. [...]

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