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BATTERIES – We need an Energy Miracle!!!

By | 2018-06-12T15:37:18+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , |

Day after day we are seeing how the interest in new energy storage solutions is increasing. The main driver is the current revolution in battery technology, such as those of world famous company Tesla, which prolongs its duration and reduces its cost. They are making electric vehicles more attractive. The continuous drop in battery costs is [...]

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A tricky Question – Is the COAL ENDED?

By | 2018-06-12T15:37:17+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Coal, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

In 2006, Al Gore’s documentary entitled “An Inconvenient Truth” shocked the World with a catastrophic scenario that we would be facing if drastic measures wouldn’t be taken. Expressions like global warming, climate change, sustainable growth, air pollution, green energy, etc. gained momentum and energy, environmental and economy policy roadmaps were developed and implemented to avoid that [...]

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BREXIT: High Risk towards the European Energy Policy

By | 2018-06-12T15:37:19+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , |

On 23 June, British citizens will decide whether they want to remain a member in the European Union. The so-called “Brexit” referendum represents another factor of uncertainty to add to the list of facts that have been developed in the beginning of the year. In the event that UK decides to abandon the European project, we [...]

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A glimpse at Portugal’s Energy Path

By | 2018-06-12T15:37:17+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal|Tags: , |

The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released the Evaluation report about Portugal and its Energy Policy performance. The present article summarizes this document, focusing on the overall performance and the future steps suggested by the EIA. Portugal is a leader and a pioneer when it comes to renewable energy and energy efficiency matters. Recent data from [...]

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2016, the year of a Mediterranean Gas Hub?

By | 2018-06-12T15:37:17+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , |

2015 has been a miserable year for oil, characterized by sudden collapses proponents of large losses for companies and investors in this business. The prospect of an improvement in 2016 for the hydrocarbon industry seems to be very unlikely, obscured by the obvious problems of oversupply and dramatically weak demand. For oil giants, new year will [...]

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A winter to remember: the Hike of Interest Rates

By | 2018-06-12T15:37:17+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , |

After the publication of data on the level of employment by the Labor Department of the United States, a few weeks ago, the Fed announced the possibility of increasing interest rates before the end of the year. This news was taken by the markets and in general by the economic system, as a sign that the [...]

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Buy electricity directly to wholesale market – the next frontier?

By | 2018-06-12T15:37:19+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Categories: Electricity Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: |

Every company seeks to lower costs more efficiently. One of them is the energy: in Spain seems to be above our European neighbors. Since 2012, the price in the future wholesale market has traded between 10% and 20%, on average, higher than countries such as France and Germany. The energy production mix causes this difference, and [...]

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An uncertain way towards Gas Energy Union

By | 2018-06-12T15:37:18+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , |

European energy policy has so far been aimed mainly to achieve three goals: getting a competitive and affordable energy price, making system environmentally sustainable and guarantee security of supply. One of the main steps taken by the EU was in 2011, when the importance of an internal energy market was recognized. Particularly for gas system, the [...]

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‘GREXIT’ and its consequences in the Spanish Energy Markets

By | 2018-06-12T15:37:17+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|

July started with everyone’s eyes on the referendum held in Greece, where the Greeks responded with an unequivocal “no” to the proposal in accordance with the EU on June 25th. Taking the Greek situation as the starting point, here in Magnus we decided to analyze the consequences that might occur in the Spanish energy markets with [...]

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