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The Coal’s paradox: where idealism meets pragmatism

By | 2019-01-22T14:59:51+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Coal, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Let’s face it: we Humans are very poor when it comes to dealing with the intangible. We deal in obvious comparisons and in lieu of that: a real pain now is worth far more than a greater pain in the yet unseen (albeit still known) future. “One problem at a time” we say, and despite our [...]

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WHY IS IT DIFFICULT TO COMPLY WITH THE ENERGY BUDGET?

By | 2019-01-17T10:19:15+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Categories: Featured, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

There is always a clear risk of mismatch between expectations and reality according to how a company develops its economic activity and whose results depend (to a greater or lesser extent) on the cost of energy. Any company with a medium-long term economic strategy must deal with regulatory, technological, macroeconomic changes and always with the aim [...]

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Urgent measures to boost economic competitiveness in the industry and commerce Spanish sectors … Royal Decree Law 20/2018

By | 2018-12-11T14:19:48+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Last October 10 we wrote in an article about the measures presented by the government in Royal Decree Law (The expected energy transition measures have come ... Royal Decree-Law 15/2018). Legislation which facilitated further steps to legislative framework of the energy transition. It represented a first step to the challenge of transition that Europe faces. Since [...]

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Importance of Conferences of the Parties: COP 24 Katowice

By | 2018-12-04T15:03:19+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

The last G20 summit and the next OPEC meeting are overshadowing the COP 24 that is taking place these days in the Polish city of Katowice. What are COPs really? In 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in New York, entered into force in 1994 and has been ratified by [...]

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Free fall of Brent, how long?

By | 2018-11-27T14:41:12+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , |

In less than 2 months we have seen the price of a oil barrel falling by more than 32%, suffering its biggest drop since the raw materials crisis in 2015. Is this drop justified? Energy long-term investors are suffering a difficult period lately, since market experts have been talking for several months about an oil price [...]

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Renewable Energy: Beyond the “Sun Tax”

By | 2018-11-20T09:02:04+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Categories: Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , |

On Friday, October 5, we received a news that most people welcomed with open arms: the Spain government ends with the "Sun tax". After years of controversy and battles, the Royal Decree "Real Decreto-ley 15/2018, de 5 de octubre, de medidas urgentes para la transición energética y la protección de los consumidores" puts an end to [...]

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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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