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Biogas in Spain: a lot of potential and no interest

By | 2019-07-16T08:48:35+00:00 July 16th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The new fashion in the electricity sector has the acronym GdO: Guarantees of Origins. A few months ago, Magnus told you the meaning of these certificates: verifying that the energy consumed by large industrial companies comes entirely from renewable sources. But if all the energy generated is mixed in the electricity grid, how can we certify [...]

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European regulations begin to adapt little by little to the 2030 objectives.

By | 2019-07-09T14:34:34+00:00 July 9th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, M·Blog|Tags: , |

At the beginning of June, the first guidelines aimed at achieving the 2030 objectives were approved. These directives and regulations went largely unnoticed since they set fairly generic objectives, but their importance is that they are aimed at homogenising the European electricity market. On June 5, the European Parliament approved a directive and three regulations aimed [...]

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Carbon tariff let’s talk about it.

By | 2019-07-02T07:34:04+00:00 July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Political rhetoric is cheap, but drastic cuts in carbon dioxide emissions remain prohibitively expensive and technologically challenging. After all, emissions cuts have been promised (and mostly not delivered) since the “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Cutting CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050 or much sooner is the ambitious goal being pushed by [...]

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The Netherlands in 2030: (Almost) halfway the elimination of greenhouse gasses

By | 2019-06-25T12:58:54+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

After Spain, Italy and Portugal it is now the turn of the Netherlands to feature in the Magnus Blog with its National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). Like other countries, the NECP of The Netherlands sets out the ambitions for 2030 and describes the measures that will be taken in the period 2021 – 2030 to [...]

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PORTUGAL: The next big step towards sustainability

By | 2019-06-12T14:16:20+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal|Tags: , , |

In previous articles, Magnus presented the roadmaps for the next phase towards a more sustainable future for Spain and Italy. Following that, this article will be dedicated to the roadmap that defines the next years between 2021 and 2030 for Portugal in order to achieve the targets agreed back in 2015 in Paris during the COP21. [...]

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THE FORGOTTEN ROLE OF HYDROGEN IN ENERGY TRANSITION

By | 2019-06-05T07:54:12+00:00 June 5th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

In the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC), the objective is to achieve a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 20% in 2030 compared to levels recorded in 1990, which represents a reduction of more than 30%. % regarding the levels registered now. For this, it is proposed to transform the energy mix, among [...]

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Groningen: the slow ending of a giant

By | 2019-05-28T14:24:45+00:00 May 28th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Groningen is medium-sized town in the north of the Netherlands. As far as towns go, it probably doesn’t qualify as your dream destination but the name is quite famous within the European energy community, for this small municipality is home to the largest gas field in western Europe – a behemoth esteemed at 2800 km3 of [...]

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China’s daring energy strategy

By | 2019-05-21T10:33:55+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In absolute terms, China is now the world’s largest greenhouse-gas emitter, accounting for more than 25% of the global total. Even in per capita terms, it has just overtaken the European Union average, while still at only half the US level. This reflects an electricity system based 70% on coal, as well as China’s global leadership [...]

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The costs of managing the Spanish Electricity System in 2018

By | 2019-05-14T13:58:49+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Introduction In an increasingly electrified society, it becomes crucial to understand the cost of consuming electrical energy.  This cost can be divided into four main groups: market purchase, transportation, distribution and other regulated costs and taxes. In this article we will focus on analyzing mainly the costs associated with transmission and grid management and, therefore, directly [...]

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Brent, geopolitical conflicts and European dependency

By | 2019-05-07T14:25:26+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Oil, Spain|Tags: , , |

During the last few years we have witnessed geopolitical conflicts that oil prices. On April 22, EE. UU it ended with the exceptions to the Iranian embargo that allowed it to continue exporting to countries such as China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Italy and Greece. With this, oil peaked since November of last year [...]

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