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The change in energy policy in China , gas for coal

By | 2018-07-10T09:27:57+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

The world's most populous country, with more than 1.3 billion people, is beginning to take a change in its energy policy seriously, adopting a proactive, cleaner and more efficient approach. The Asian country has shares of CO2 emissions well above the average of other countries. In fact, China is the most polluting country on the planet, [...]

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The business model of the electric companies: new actors, new roles, new rules

By | 2018-07-03T10:21:12+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

For a while now, we are experiencing changes of great relevance in the electricity sector. Slowly but unstoppably the big electric companies are working hard to reinvent themselves. The boom in innovation has led to the corporate venture capital funds of large electricity, oil and gas companies, tripling their investments in the last six years, as [...]

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PSOE addressing Energy – advance or setback?

By | 2018-06-20T09:43:41+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , , |

The month of June started in a very lively political atmosphere. As a result of a conviction against the Popular Party in the Gürtel case, Pedro Sanchez has become president of the government after the approval of a motion of censure against former president Mariano Rajoy. This has happened in the middle of the mandate, two [...]

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Gas in Spain: towards a more competitive market

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:03+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Last Friday, Magnus CMD attended the Gas Industrial Forum 2018, organized by Gas Industrial Association. The most important players of the Iberian gas market were represented in the event, both from large consumers, as well as from regulatory and control bodies such as CNMC, ENAGAS, MIBGAS and MINETAD. In this forum, we had the opportunity to [...]

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Portugal: 103% Renewables 0% Guarantees

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:03+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal|Tags: , , |

March of 2018 was the “greenest” month ever in Portugal. The energy generated from clean sources exceeded demand by 3%, beating the record of 99% capacity achieved in 2014. This could mean that all the energy consumed in our households came from renewable energy sources and, not even if not entirely true, it’s still a praiseworthy [...]

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What happened to carbon price?

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:03+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

The carbon emission rights of the European emission trading system (EU-ETS, for its acronym in English) have gone up in price by 60% since last January and have tripled since May last year when they cost 4.38 euros/ton, up to 13.82 euros in April of this year. Following the data of the European Commission released this [...]

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China’s coal restrictions – why now?

By | 2018-06-12T15:37:19+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Coal, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In the energy World everybody knows that, when it comes to coal, no one beats China – which triples the production volume of the 2nd country in the list, the U.S. But being the biggest is not without its problems. Figure 1. Coal production (left) and consumption (right) by country in thousands of millions of [...]

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THE VENEZUELAN DECLINE

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:03+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Featured, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , , , |

Talking about Venezuela is tantamount of talking about oil. This country, almost twice the size of Spain, has the largest amount of (heavy) crude oil reserves in the world, which grew strongly since 2011. It may be unfair and/or paradoxical that all this underground wealth is present at the worst time for the country, which is [...]

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Climate Change:¿How did we get here and what ´s causing it?

By | 2018-06-12T15:37:19+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Coal, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , |

Since the beginning of the industrial era, the consumption of energy derived from fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) has been constantly increasing. Society as we know it until now, is based on these sources of energy, and we have founded our economy on them, but the burning of these fossil fuels is responsible for [...]

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Electricity Price for Spain – Week of June the 26th

By | 2017-06-28T09:52:34+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Featured, M·Graphics|Tags: , |

In this infographic we analyze the electricity price for Spain, in the week of June the 26th, along with many other factors and agents that drive the price. The infographic is for now only available in Spanish.

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