Gas

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 [...]

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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What is going on with the European gas prices? From one extreme to the opposite

By | 2021-01-21T11:30:03+00:00 January 21st, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

2021 starts with the hangover of a 2020 year to forget and a meteorological phenomenon that this winter has shaken the European gas markets. And by the way, it has contributed the wholesale power market break price records as well. All of this ended up in gas price levels never seen before (both for high prices [...]

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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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What’s next for the U.S. Energy Future: U.S. 2020 Presidential Elections

By | 2020-10-13T11:45:18+00:00 October 13th, 2020|Categories: Coal, Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , |

After 4 years everyone agrees with the fact that we live in a different World, especially the American citizens that voted on November 8th of 2016 for their leader: Donald Trump. It has been four years of controversial leadership and governance, with strong positions and opinions, tweets and executive orders that shape a different America and [...]

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New horizons for “Big Oil”

By | 2020-06-23T14:26:18+00:00 June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , |

Before covid, the energy sector was facing significant challenges due to growing demand for renewable energy, declining oil demand and falling profits. The virus has only further shaken the energy industry. Other factors they already faced: Many investors are pulling out of traditional energy companies. There has been an increase in social responsibility, reducing their popularity. [...]

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Coal Phase-Out and the market “incentive”

By | 2020-06-18T10:35:13+00:00 June 18th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

The pathway towards Climate Neutrality by 2050 continues with coal phase-out leading the initiatives to achieve such goal across the “Old Continent”. The official roadmap points for France to win the race of decarbonization in Europe, by phasing out of coal by 2022. In the year after is expected that Portugal, the United Kingdom, Italy and [...]

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Renewable are not immune to the Covid-19 crisis, but they are more resilient.

By | 2020-06-11T08:30:27+00:00 June 11th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Renewables has so far been the energy source most resilient to Covid‑19 lockdown measures. In Q1 2020, global use of renewable energy in all sectors increased by about 1.5% relative to Q1 2019, according to the International Energy Agency. The increase was driven by a rise of about 3% in renewable electricity generation after more than [...]

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The new Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition

By | 2020-05-26T14:33:30+00:00 May 26th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The Council of Ministers approved on Tuesday May 19, 2020 the Draft Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition (PLCCTE). A regulation that aims to lay the foundations for a new, greener, more sustainable economy and that will help Spain recover from the economic crisis that is looming after COVID-19. It includes 36 articles distributed in [...]

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