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Royal Decree to alleviate the COVID-19 crisis in energy

By | 2020-04-01T12:31:05+00:00 April 1st, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

On Tuesday 31 March 2020, the Council of Ministers approved a new package of economic and social measures to complement and reinforce the measures adopted by the government over the last three weeks to minimise and counteract the impact of COVID-19. For the energy sector, they will benefit electricity and gas suppliers as well as consumers. [...]

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The Energy Transition and International Conferences

By | 2020-02-13T14:47:52+00:00 February 13th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The Conference of the Parties (COP's), the Davos Forum, the General Assemblies of the United Nations...little by little the objectives of the international summits begin to have a direct interconnection with the Sustainable Development and the publication of measures at the national level. On Tuesday, the 21st, the date of the Davos Forum, the Council of [...]

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Changes to the methodology for calculating transport and distribution fees

By | 2020-01-29T12:07:55+00:00 January 29th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Last Friday the 24th of January the new methodology for the calculation of distribution fees was published in the BOE, after being already communicated in the CNMC circular of last 15th January. With this publication we enter the next phase of the change in methodology that was initiated, debated and contested last year, and about which [...]

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THE HISTORY IN SPAIN OF SELF-CONSUMPTION WITH COMPENSATED EXCEDENTS

By | 2020-01-22T15:29:34+00:00 January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

In the Winter package is the directive 2018/2001 whose article 21 on renewable energy self-consumers includes the following message: “Member States shall ensure that self-consumers of renewable energy, individually or through aggregators, have the right to: a) generate renewable energy, including for its own consumption, store and sell its surplus of renewable electricity production,,” A message [...]

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Climate Change Summit 2019 and the challenges of the energy sector in Spain

By | 2019-12-10T11:29:15+00:00 December 10th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

2019 seems the year in which the climatic emergency rises in the scale of concerns in the so-called developed world. The headlines range from apocalyptic alarmism to those who deny that we have any kind of responsibility in the process. In this scenario, governments announce increasingly ambitious and close decarbonization and sustainability objectives. However, at each [...]

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CO2 prices in Germany and other countries; is ETS not enough?

By | 2019-10-08T14:10:47+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

The EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) is ever more relevant. Every year fewer allowances are available, the long-term price trend is upwards (despite the recent drops), and the incentive to replace CO2 intensive production techniques for less intensive ones becomes stronger every time. However, more and more countries do not seem to want to rely solely [...]

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RENEWABLE AUCTIONS, what are they and what is behind the price diversity?

By | 2019-10-01T13:15:32+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

We are immersed in a process of paradigm change where the energy transition to a sustainable model is no longer an option. To this end, various energy policies have been carried out with greater or lesser success to establish the objectives for the energy future of the country / region. However, many renewable energy technologies are [...]

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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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