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2020 in perspective

By | 2020-12-21T10:25:12+00:00 December 21st, 2020|Categories: Coal, Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, Italy, M·Blog, Oil, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

Everyone expected so much of 2020, setting it at an important milestone for the World with the globalization peaking and the technology and social barriers being tested constantly. On the other hand, the long trade war between US and China was weighing on the markets and a recession was on the edge. Despite that, no one [...]

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Electro-intensive industry costs in Spain and at European level

By | 2020-11-27T12:09:36+00:00 November 27th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

Little by little the government is promoting big industry, but it still needs a bigger push to keep them in Spain in a competitive way and to contribute to the economic recovery, that is why it is necessary to increase the funds within the framework of the Electrointensive Statute. The electro-intensive The electrointensive industry is that [...]

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The Three Percent Club on climate action

By | 2020-11-10T07:35:59+00:00 November 10th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

As we all know energy efficiency is central to energy transition and decarbonization strategies all over the world. That is why the IEA calls it the "first fuel" as it offers the cheapest, fastest, and cleanest resource for clean energy transition while addressing the immediate and significant threats posed by climate change. Just for you to [...]

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2021 GSB: energy transition as one of the 4 pillars of the recovery plan

By | 2020-11-03T08:01:10+00:00 November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Today we are talking about the General State Budget (GSB) for 2021, approved last Tuesday by the Council of Ministers. The surprising thing is that, compared to last year's GSB, we are facing a record increase in public spending. This has been the decision of the Council of Ministers, which has been forced to take all [...]

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Hydrogen – Is a key part of the recovery?

By | 2020-10-27T14:51:08+00:00 October 27th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The Spanish Government approved this month at the Council of Ministers its Hydrogen Roadmap for the next ten years, following the European Union's strategy. This guide includes 60 measures to prepare the regulatory framework and encourage research and innovation until 2030, the guide aims to reach an installed capacity of electrolysers of at least 4 GW. [...]

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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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