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506, 2023

LEDS: will they support renewables take flight?

By | June 5th, 2023|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Gas, Oil|Tags: , , |

Almost all of us know the legend of Daedalus and Icarus. To escape from Crete Daedalus built two pairs of wings by tying feathers together with twine and using wax to fasten them to their bases. The wings worked, and the two left the island in [...]

1305, 2023

Shifting toward LNG

By | May 13th, 2023|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Gas|Tags: , , |

The worldwide natural gas market experienced a significant upheaval in 2022 when Russia drastically reduced pipeline deliveries to Europe. This created exceptional pressure on supply and led to a global energy crisis. However, Europe managed to surpass historical storage averages in their underground gas reserves due [...]

2604, 2023

Green energy subsidies: EU vs. US battle

By | April 26th, 2023|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Italy, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

If the European Union has drawn a clear conclusion from the energy crisis derived from the Russia-Ukraine conflict, it has been to accelerate the energy transition in order to reduce its dependence on energy sources from third countries, and not to repeat scenarios of high prices [...]

2104, 2023

The end of combustion – Electric vehicles 2035

By | April 21st, 2023|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, Italy, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

Introduction Growing concern for the environment and the need to reduce emissions of polluting gases has led to an increase in the demand for electric vehicles. These vehicles are a priority for governments and the transportation industry worldwide, as they can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. [...]

1704, 2023

Demand Flexibility

By | April 17th, 2023|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Italy, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , |

Energy despite being associated to human progress since its dawn, endorses a great intrinsic challenge, its management. In European markets, these management lays on two main actors: the market operator (MO) and the System Operator (SO). The market operator acts as a central procurement chamber where [...]

504, 2023

The future of nuclear energy in Europe

By | April 5th, 2023|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

In 1973, at the height of the oil crisis, most of France's electricity depended on foreign oil imports. The then prime minister, Pierre Messmer, launched the famous Messmer Plan, an ambitious program with the aim of having France generate all its electricity from nuclear power. Four [...]