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TOWARD THE END OF NUCLEAR POWER IN SPAIN

By | 2019-02-19T15:58:26+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

There has been much talk in recent days about the closing dates of nuclear power plants in Spain. At the end of the year, the government did not plan to extend the nuclear reactors live beyond 40 years (which would mean starting with the staggered closure in 2021). However, at the end of January, the government [...]

ELECTRICAL LOSSES AND ITS COLLATERAL IMBALANCES IN POWER SYSTEMS

By | 2019-02-12T13:28:33+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

In any electric power distribution system there are inevitable losses associated with the transport and use of electricity. The peninsular system is not an exception and under the current framework such losses have a strong impact on the bill for final consumers. In this article we briefly analyze the losses of the Spanish system and we [...]

MIDCAT: A No go

By | 2019-02-05T16:26:30+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In a time where natural gas is stepping up to become the energy commodity most important in the World towards a Cleaner and more sustainable future, Iberia was forced to take a step back in its goal of becoming a major player in the European gas market. The National Regulatory Authorities of France (CRE) and Spain [...]

UK: INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE EU ETS SYSTEM. WHAT IS EXPECTED IN CARBON PRICES?

By | 2019-01-29T09:54:48+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Categories: Coal, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

On the afternoon of January 15 the parliament of the United Kingdom (UK) voted no to the Brexit agreement of Theresa May. A battle lost with a large margin of votes: 432 against 202. An expected result as the carbon prices showed little reaction the following morning. The possible scenarios for Brexit at this point are [...]

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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