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Petrostates and the art of transition to electrostates

By | 2020-09-22T13:53:50+00:00 September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

After the second world war America’s unmatched ability to consume oil outstripped its unmatched ability to produce it. Ensuring supplies from elsewhere became an overriding priority. But what it might mean to be an energy superpower is changing, thanks to three linked global shifts. First, fears about fossil-fuel scarcity have given way to an acknowledgment of [...]

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Self-consumption and COVID-19

By | 2020-09-15T14:31:05+00:00 September 15th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Everything was ready to give space to photovoltaic self-consumption in Spain before the coronavirus crisis. We had an improvement in law, first with the elimination of the tax on the sun, in October 2018 and then with Royal Decree 244/2019, of April 5. The latter allowed the economic compensation of surplus clean energy discharged to the [...]

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Renewable are not immune to the Covid-19 crisis, but they are more resilient.

By | 2020-06-11T08:30:27+00:00 June 11th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Renewables has so far been the energy source most resilient to Covid‑19 lockdown measures. In Q1 2020, global use of renewable energy in all sectors increased by about 1.5% relative to Q1 2019, according to the International Energy Agency. The increase was driven by a rise of about 3% in renewable electricity generation after more than [...]

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The ‘new normal’: the real challenge

By | 2020-06-02T13:23:50+00:00 June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

It seems, that the coronavirus crisis comes to an end or at least concludes the first round. But now, it’s when in terms of contraction of demand, we will really see the effects. The next few years are full of uncertainties and risks, but also of opportunities within the electricity sector and now we are asking [...]

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The new Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition

By | 2020-05-26T14:33:30+00:00 May 26th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The Council of Ministers approved on Tuesday May 19, 2020 the Draft Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition (PLCCTE). A regulation that aims to lay the foundations for a new, greener, more sustainable economy and that will help Spain recover from the economic crisis that is looming after COVID-19. It includes 36 articles distributed in [...]

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The Covid-19 emergency and its impact on the photovoltaic sector

By | 2020-05-14T09:40:59+00:00 May 12th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, Italy, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In an earlier blog, we put on the table how the energy market in Italy has been radically affected by the Covid-19 health emergency. We recall that, among the different European member states, Italy was chronologically the first victim of the pandemic and a symbol of example for the rest of the European countries on the [...]

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Is the market “broken”? What can we expect now?

By | 2020-05-07T08:10:22+00:00 May 7th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

For weeks, COVID19 has monopolized the titles, news, articles, blogs, opinions and comments. We are not going to talk about what the arrival of this virus has meant, but it is necessary to reflect on the scenario in which energy markets are now, on which we have to make decisions (now and in the coming years). [...]

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Royal Decree to alleviate the COVID-19 crisis in energy

By | 2020-04-01T12:31:05+00:00 April 1st, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

On Tuesday 31 March 2020, the Council of Ministers approved a new package of economic and social measures to complement and reinforce the measures adopted by the government over the last three weeks to minimise and counteract the impact of COVID-19. For the energy sector, they will benefit electricity and gas suppliers as well as consumers. [...]

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Italy: a country on its knees. The energy sector hard hit by the COVID-19 spread.

By | 2020-03-26T13:09:27+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, Italy, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Today we are talking about a subject that is particularly close to my heart, which is my country of origin, Italy. In recent weeks, it has been the first in our continent to be the main character of the coronavirus fury. We will see how the epidemic has hit the Italian energy sector hardly, creating dynamics [...]

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Panic in the markets … How does it affect me? What should I do?

By | 2020-03-10T14:49:44+00:00 March 10th, 2020|Categories: Coal, Electricity Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

This is one of those weeks in which I had a well-organized agenda, and, among other activities, I was ready to publish a Blog about the reality of projects with Hydrogen and the energy market (prepared carefully and well in advance). However, panic has taken over the media and markets. My agenda has “blown away” and [...]

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