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Renewable hybridization

By | 2021-04-06T11:16:22+00:00 April 6th, 2021|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Renewable energy power generation technologies have made spectacular progress and appear to end up dominating in the mix of generation sources in Spain. Improvement is continuous in both capacities and cost reduction. However, this growth is not without problems beyond its own technology: regulations, energy markets and access and connection to the grid, among others. Solving [...]

CCS – Now or Never

By | 2021-03-16T15:41:05+00:00 March 16th, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Portugal|Tags: , , |

According to the Carbon Monitor the COVID-19 pandemic halted the CO2 emissions in 2020 with a 4% fall Y-o-Y. The major drop in percentage was registered in the transport sector due to the lockdowns and consequently flight restrictions while the greatest absolute reduction was witnessed in the power sector, mainly due to less demand and significant [...]

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What will the future of biogas in Spain be like?

By | 2021-03-09T11:14:49+00:00 March 9th, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Biogas should be considered within the global energy system forecasts for the coming years, although as with all technologies, the future will be shaped by innovation, energy policies and market developments among other factors, so the next few years will be crucial. Description Biogas is a mixture of methane, CO2 and small amounts of other gases [...]

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Energy storage strategy in Spain 2030-2050. What can we expect from the new regulation?

By | 2021-02-16T10:59:34+00:00 February 16th, 2021|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , |

In line with the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 where the Government has developed a new regulatory framework for renewables and a national strategy for self-consumption, among others, the Council of Ministers last week approved the Energy Storage Strategy. In this blog we will comment the fundamental aspects of this regulation and how it [...]

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CIRCULAR 3/2020: THE REFORM OF THE ELECTRICITY TARIFF SYSTEM IS NOW A REALITY WITH THE NEW RESOLUTION RAP/DE/003/20

By | 2021-02-11T08:41:16+00:00 February 10th, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Oil, Spain|Tags: , , |

After more than a year since the publication of Circular 3/2020, its complete reform of the Spanish electricity tariff system is no longer uncertain. The planned changes that everyone hoped to avoid are now here to stay. Last year, at this same time, we faced one of the most hotly contested directives of 2020, the famous [...]

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What is going on with the European gas prices? From one extreme to the opposite

By | 2021-01-21T11:30:03+00:00 January 21st, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

2021 starts with the hangover of a 2020 year to forget and a meteorological phenomenon that this winter has shaken the European gas markets. And by the way, it has contributed the wholesale power market break price records as well. All of this ended up in gas price levels never seen before (both for high prices [...]

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2020 in perspective

By | 2020-12-21T10:25:12+00:00 December 21st, 2020|Categories: Coal, Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, Italy, M·Blog, Oil, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

Everyone expected so much of 2020, setting it at an important milestone for the World with the globalization peaking and the technology and social barriers being tested constantly. On the other hand, the long trade war between US and China was weighing on the markets and a recession was on the edge. Despite that, no one [...]

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The USA and its return to climate change policies

By | 2020-12-09T15:07:04+00:00 December 9th, 2020|Categories: Coal, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , |

The effects of America's withdrawal from the Paris agreement on climate change were short-lived. President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the pact as soon as he enters the White House. Most countries are eager to welcome America into the club of those who care about it. In the last eight weeks, China, Japan and South [...]

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Electro-intensive industry costs in Spain and at European level

By | 2020-11-27T12:09:36+00:00 November 27th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

Little by little the government is promoting big industry, but it still needs a bigger push to keep them in Spain in a competitive way and to contribute to the economic recovery, that is why it is necessary to increase the funds within the framework of the Electrointensive Statute. The electro-intensive The electrointensive industry is that [...]

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The new economic regime for renewable energy in Spain

By | 2020-11-18T12:33:51+00:00 November 18th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

On November 3, the Royal Decree on the Economic Regime of Renewable Energies (REER) was approved by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge. It is intended for new renewable power and will allow the hybridization between technologies and the expansion and modification of existing facilities and will be compatible with storage. According [...]

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