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THE ELECTRIC CAR AT THIS BEGINNING OF 2019

By | 2019-04-02T14:56:19+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Car sales in Spain continue to report negative data. The seven consecutive months of drops in registrations worry the main automobile associations. The weakness that the private channel is presenting is specifically worrying. During the month of March 2019, 126,984 units were recorded, 1.3% less than in the same period of the previous year. Although, sales [...]

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Algeria’s protests: another wake up call for Europe

By | 2019-03-26T15:17:40+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the Algerian president whose candidacy fuelled weeks of protests in his nation, announced on March 11 that he would not seek a 5th (!) term in office. If the reader is not interested in Foreign Politics, this may seem a dull issue, nevertheless it gains another importance if I tell you that Spain imports [...]

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NUCLEAR BLACKOUT: The milestone that will condition the energy transition

By | 2019-03-21T08:47:21+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

The technological change of the Spanish generation park that will take place in the coming years for the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy, must take place in 2030. It is fair to acknowledge that the journey is being a resounding success, however, one of the hot spots of the change is the capacity of Enresa [...]

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Guarantees of Origin (GdO)

By | 2019-03-13T15:31:41+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Categories: Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Increasingly, the concept of "green energy" is an essential requirement when contracting supplies. Whether for corporate social awareness or pure marketing, utilities increasingly use that claim to attract those more sensitive consumers with energy, environmental and ecological issues. What is a GdO? It is a "paper", issued by the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC), [...]

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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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TOWARD THE END OF NUCLEAR POWER IN SPAIN

By | 2019-02-26T15:21:45+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

There has been much talk in recent days about the closing dates of nuclear power plants in Spain. At the end of the year, the government did not plan to extend the nuclear reactors live beyond 40 years (which would mean starting with the staggered closure in 2021). However, at the end of January, the government [...]

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ELECTRICAL LOSSES AND ITS COLLATERAL IMBALANCES IN POWER SYSTEMS

By | 2019-02-12T13:28:33+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

In any electric power distribution system there are inevitable losses associated with the transport and use of electricity. The peninsular system is not an exception and under the current framework such losses have a strong impact on the bill for final consumers. In this article we briefly analyze the losses of the Spanish system and we [...]

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MIDCAT: A No go

By | 2019-02-05T16:26:30+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In a time where natural gas is stepping up to become the energy commodity most important in the World towards a Cleaner and more sustainable future, Iberia was forced to take a step back in its goal of becoming a major player in the European gas market. The National Regulatory Authorities of France (CRE) and Spain [...]

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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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