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CO2 prices in Germany and other countries; is ETS not enough?

By | 2019-10-08T14:10:47+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

The EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) is ever more relevant. Every year fewer allowances are available, the long-term price trend is upwards (despite the recent drops), and the incentive to replace CO2 intensive production techniques for less intensive ones becomes stronger every time. However, more and more countries do not seem to want to rely solely [...]

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RENEWABLE AUCTIONS, what are they and what is behind the price diversity?

By | 2019-10-01T13:15:32+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

We are immersed in a process of paradigm change where the energy transition to a sustainable model is no longer an option. To this end, various energy policies have been carried out with greater or lesser success to establish the objectives for the energy future of the country / region. However, many renewable energy technologies are [...]

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Blockchain: The Renewable Energy Democrat

By | 2019-09-24T13:39:15+00:00 September 24th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Blockchain? It's been a while since this technology first associated with cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin (BTC) (if you still don't know the basics of this technology, here we explain it in detail) is no longer sounding like Chinese in the renewable energy sector. Looking back exactly to 2016 according to a World Economic Forum report, wind and [...]

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Proposal for a change in energy tariffs. What changes could we see in our January invoice?

By | 2019-09-18T10:28:36+00:00 September 18th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

CNMC has gone on holiday with the homework done and is that before summer has published a proposal to lower in the coming years gas and electricity tolls, 2-3% for domestic and 8-10% for industrial. So, in the premiere of its competition, the corporation has decided to open the Pandora's box of the sector. The proposed [...]

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Key points about PPA’s

By | 2019-09-10T14:34:26+00:00 September 10th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

What is a PPA A PPA for its initials in English Power Purchase Agreement, is a long-term clean energy purchase agreement from a specific asset and a fixed price, for a specified volume and time horizon. You can tell between a developer and a marketer or between a renewable developer and an end consumer, in this [...]

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Biogas in Spain: a lot of potential and no interest

By | 2019-07-16T08:48:35+00:00 July 16th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The new fashion in the electricity sector has the acronym GdO: Guarantees of Origins. A few months ago, Magnus told you the meaning of these certificates: verifying that the energy consumed by large industrial companies comes entirely from renewable sources. But if all the energy generated is mixed in the electricity grid, how can we certify [...]

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European regulations begin to adapt little by little to the 2030 objectives.

By | 2019-07-09T14:34:34+00:00 July 9th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, M·Blog|Tags: , |

At the beginning of June, the first guidelines aimed at achieving the 2030 objectives were approved. These directives and regulations went largely unnoticed since they set fairly generic objectives, but their importance is that they are aimed at homogenising the European electricity market. On June 5, the European Parliament approved a directive and three regulations aimed [...]

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Carbon tariff let’s talk about it.

By | 2019-07-02T07:34:04+00:00 July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Political rhetoric is cheap, but drastic cuts in carbon dioxide emissions remain prohibitively expensive and technologically challenging. After all, emissions cuts have been promised (and mostly not delivered) since the “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Cutting CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050 or much sooner is the ambitious goal being pushed by [...]

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The Netherlands in 2030: (Almost) halfway the elimination of greenhouse gasses

By | 2019-06-25T12:58:54+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

After Spain, Italy and Portugal it is now the turn of the Netherlands to feature in the Magnus Blog with its National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). Like other countries, the NECP of The Netherlands sets out the ambitions for 2030 and describes the measures that will be taken in the period 2021 – 2030 to [...]

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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. [...]

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