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Capacity Market to Support Renewables in Spain

By | 2021-05-12T13:23:45+00:00 May 12th, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, the deadline for submitting allegations to the Draft Order that creates a capacity market in the Spanish electricity system is over. A long-awaited regulation by agents of the electrical system since the penetration of variable renewable energy, such as photovoltaic and wind, is continuously growing and will continue to do so. It [...]

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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles – a threat to the electric car?

By | 2021-05-04T13:06:29+00:00 May 4th, 2021|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Oil, Spain|Tags: , , |

The phasing out of combustion engine vehicles, whether petrol, diesel or hybrid, is a fact that will happen in the near future. It will depend on countries' commitments. In the case of the European Union, they are committed to transforming Europe into a highly energy-efficient, low-carbon economy. In fact, the European Commission expects hydrogen to account [...]

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CARBON OFFSET PROJECTS

By | 2021-04-20T09:07:37+00:00 April 20th, 2021|Categories: Coal, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , |

Carbon neutrality objective: carbon offset projects, a further option towards environmental Ecommitment. In recent years we are seeing how climate change and commitment to the environment has started to become an issue that is closer not only to citizen, but also to the business level. More and more companies are interested in aligning their brand and [...]

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The ARENH, regulated access to France’s historic nuclear energy

By | 2021-04-14T09:20:36+00:00 April 13th, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Regulated access to historic nuclear energy (ARENH) allows 'alternative' (or non-historic) energy suppliers to have access to a quarter of EDF's nuclear electricity production at a fixed price agreed for all. EDF, the historic electricity supplier in France, operates all 58 active nuclear reactors financed by French consumers in the days when EDF was a monopoly. [...]

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Renewable hybridization

By | 2021-04-06T11:16:22+00:00 April 6th, 2021|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Renewable energy power generation technologies have made spectacular progress and appear to end up dominating in the mix of generation sources in Spain. Improvement is continuous in both capacities and cost reduction. However, this growth is not without problems beyond its own technology: regulations, energy markets and access and connection to the grid, among others. Solving [...]

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The National Fund for the Sustainability of the Electricity System: First Impressions

By | 2021-03-04T10:46:46+00:00 March 4th, 2021|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The transition to a completely decarbonized economy depends on a series of factors identified in the Government's energy planning: Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC) 2021-2030, Long-Term Decarbonization Strategy 2050 and Draft Climate Change Law and Energy Transition. The objective is to achieve decarbonisation in the most effective and efficient way possible, enabling the necessary [...]

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Energy storage strategy in Spain 2030-2050. What can we expect from the new regulation?

By | 2021-02-16T10:59:34+00:00 February 16th, 2021|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , |

In line with the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 where the Government has developed a new regulatory framework for renewables and a national strategy for self-consumption, among others, the Council of Ministers last week approved the Energy Storage Strategy. In this blog we will comment the fundamental aspects of this regulation and how it [...]

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CIRCULAR 3/2020: THE REFORM OF THE ELECTRICITY TARIFF SYSTEM IS NOW A REALITY WITH THE NEW RESOLUTION RAP/DE/003/20

By | 2021-02-11T08:41:16+00:00 February 10th, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Oil, Spain|Tags: , , |

After more than a year since the publication of Circular 3/2020, its complete reform of the Spanish electricity tariff system is no longer uncertain. The planned changes that everyone hoped to avoid are now here to stay. Last year, at this same time, we faced one of the most hotly contested directives of 2020, the famous [...]

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The low hanging fruit for hydrogen

By | 2021-02-02T10:20:15+00:00 February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In December 2019, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal, an ambitious package of measures that should ensure that the EU meets its climate goals, while enabling European citizens and businesses to benefit from a sustainable green transition. In that sense decarbonization technologies are ramping up to mitigate the buildup of greenhouse gases and to [...]

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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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