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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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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