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

By | 2021-04-13T10:01:18+00:00 April 13th, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, 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. [...]

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 [...]

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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The USA and its return to climate change policies

By | 2020-12-09T15:07:04+00:00 December 9th, 2020|Categories: Coal, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , |

The effects of America's withdrawal from the Paris agreement on climate change were short-lived. President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the pact as soon as he enters the White House. Most countries are eager to welcome America into the club of those who care about it. In the last eight weeks, China, Japan and South [...]

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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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