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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 [...]

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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THE ELECTRIC CAR AT THIS BEGINNING OF 2019

By | 2019-04-02T14:56:19+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Car sales in Spain continue to report negative data. The seven consecutive months of drops in registrations worry the main automobile associations. The weakness that the private channel is presenting is specifically worrying. During the month of March 2019, 126,984 units were recorded, 1.3% less than in the same period of the previous year. Although, sales [...]

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The roadmap of the energy transition 2021-2030

By | 2019-02-26T14:39:51+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The Council of Ministers approved last Friday, February 22, the referral to the European Commission of the draft National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 (NIECP). The road map drawn by the government for the 2030 energy transition has its origin in the Paris agreement of 2015, and the subsequent ratification through the strategic framework on [...]

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TOWARD THE END OF NUCLEAR POWER IN SPAIN

By | 2019-02-26T15:21:45+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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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