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The Netherlands in 2030: (Almost) halfway the elimination of greenhouse gasses

By | 2019-06-25T12:58:54+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

After Spain, Italy and Portugal it is now the turn of the Netherlands to feature in the Magnus Blog with its National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). Like other countries, the NECP of The Netherlands sets out the ambitions for 2030 and describes the measures that will be taken in the period 2021 – 2030 to [...]

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PORTUGAL: The next big step towards sustainability

By | 2019-06-12T14:16:20+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal|Tags: , , |

In previous articles, Magnus presented the roadmaps for the next phase towards a more sustainable future for Spain and Italy. Following that, this article will be dedicated to the roadmap that defines the next years between 2021 and 2030 for Portugal in order to achieve the targets agreed back in 2015 in Paris during the COP21. [...]

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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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Brent, geopolitical conflicts and European dependency

By | 2019-05-07T14:25:26+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Oil, Spain|Tags: , , |

During the last few years we have witnessed geopolitical conflicts that oil prices. On April 22, EE. UU it ended with the exceptions to the Iranian embargo that allowed it to continue exporting to countries such as China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Italy and Greece. With this, oil peaked since November of last year [...]

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Energy sector and the General Elections 2019, What proposals do coalitions bring to their programs? – Coalition of the Right (PP, CIUDADANOS Y VOX)

By | 2019-04-23T13:49:43+00:00 April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

We are in the middle of the electoral period for the General Elections in Spain and, day after day, we are also receiving information about the promises of the different parties. In this article we will not debate the programs, but we will do a quick analysis of the proposals for the energy sector. According to [...]

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Energy sector and the General Elections 2019 – What proposals do coalitions bring to their programs? Coalition of the Left (PSOE, PODEMOS)

By | 2019-04-16T13:24:08+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

We are in the middle of the electoral period for the holding of the General Elections in Spain and, day after day, we are also receiving information about the promises of the different parties. In this article we will not enter the debate of the programs, but we will do a quick analysis of the proposals [...]

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ITALIAN ENERGY TRANSITION: Proposal for a National Plan for Energy and Climate

By | 2019-03-05T12:34:10+00:00 March 5th, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Italy, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

CURRENT SITUATION For a long time Italy has pursued the widest use of tools that improve together energy security, environmental protection and access to energy costs, contributing to the European objectives on energy and the environment. The Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport and the Ministry of [...]

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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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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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 [...]

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