Coal

COP 23: small steps towards the Paris Agreement

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:06+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Coal, Energy Policies, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

On November 17, the twenty-third Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23), held in Bonn (Germany), ended. Many have cataloged it as the Convention of the small steps. Thus, it has been possible to achieve small progress towards fulfilling the preparations for the implementation of the final objective, which [...]

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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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The uncertain future of Spanish coal

By | 2017-05-16T08:34:37+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Categories: Coal, M·Blog|

We closed 2015 in a year in which coal was a major player in Spain’s power generation, amounting for the 20.3% of the energy produced in the Peninsula (closely following nuclear power at 21.9%). Evolution of coal in the Spanish energy mix. Source: El País. The reason for the importance of coal during this [...]

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Coal’s last breath?

By | 2017-05-16T10:42:52+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Coal, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

The coal sector has been affected for a long time by an excess of capacity, especially during the last two years, with the slowdown of the economy and the drop in demand caused by the measures taken against climate change and the focus on renewable energies. However, in recent months the coal market experienced a significant [...]

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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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COP 21 Summit, winds of change in Paris?

By | 2017-06-16T08:07:14+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Categories: Coal, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Climate change is one of the main challenges for societies worldwide. The efforts and agreements reached in the various negotiations for the fight against the reduction of greenhouse emissions from 1992 at the Summit in Rio de Janeiro have been characterized as little ambitious. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has failed to [...]

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