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Importance of Conferences of the Parties: COP 24 Katowice

By | 2018-12-04T15:03:19+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

The last G20 summit and the next OPEC meeting are overshadowing the COP 24 that is taking place these days in the Polish city of Katowice. What are COPs really? In 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in New York, entered into force in 1994 and has been ratified by [...]

SUBSIDIES FOR ENERGY INTENSIVE CONSUMERS: NEW RULES AND DEADLINES FOR 2018

By | 2018-06-25T08:12:49+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

ARERA, or the new Regulation Authority for Energy Networks and Environments, with the resolution 921/2017 / R / eel of the 28th of December 2017, has disencumbered the new operating methods for the recognition of subsidies for energy-intensive consumers, defined in accordance with the Ministerial Decree of the 21st of December 2017, effective from the 1st [...]

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HOW IS THE ELECTRIC CAR START AT THIS 2018 BEGINNING?

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:05+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy Policies, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

In particular, the registrations of electric and hybrid vehicles, which include both cars and quads, commercial and industrial vehicles and buses, reached 6,182 units in February in Spain, which is 42.7% more than in the same month of 2017. By Autonomous Community, Madrid was the region where more electric vehicles were marketed in February, with more [...]

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Happy anniversary Trump

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:05+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Coal, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , , |

On January 20, 2017, the 45th president of the United States of America, the Republican Donald John Trump, moved in to the White House. After seventeen months of campaigning, the New York tycoon managed to ascend to the American presidency with 304 electoral votes and 46.09% of the votes of the citizens. In his first 365 [...]

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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 electric vehicle already has the support of the public. What about the market?

By | 2017-10-11T09:56:41+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Categories: Energy Policies, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

At the beginning of August, the second edition of the Impulse Plan for Mobility with Alternative Energy Vehicles (MOVEA) began to operate. Although it took effect on June 24th, the web movea2017 was not active until August 3rd. An efficient plan of aid to the purchase of vehicles that finishes next October 15th, whether the funds [...]

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The United States and the Paris Agreement

By | 2017-07-05T11:39:33+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Energy Policies, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

What we previously knew as climate change is only what we now call global warming. We soon realized that the problem was much more serious than a simple increase in the average temperature of the planet. In the last 50 years, the trend of global warming has escalated twice as much as it did in the [...]

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Natural Gas Demand in Europe: What’s the medium-term scenario?

By | 2017-06-28T13:45:24+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Energy Policies, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Gas demand in Europe has been characterized by extreme optimism and success when the business started to run in the early 60’s. After the discovery of the Groeningen gas field in the Netherlands in 1959, gas started to be seen as the potential centre of the energy policies not only for the country but for the [...]

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The Energy future of France: Macron’s Agenda

By | 2017-05-25T13:19:16+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

France has a new president. Finally, Emmanuel Macron of the centrist European party "En Marche!" has been chosen to hold the new legislature over the next five years. In this new stage, we ask ourselves what will be the energy future of a country whose nuclear energy has a historical role in its generation mix and [...]

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