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2909, 2020

The new proposal on the European Green Deal to put forward a comprehensive plan to increase the European Union’s target for 2030

By | September 29th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Italy, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

2020 is almost over and the European Union looks set to meet its emissions reduction targets, but the 2030 targets will most likely be increased. This is increasing the volatility of the emissions trading market, but is the price increase really supported? Let us remember the [...]

2209, 2020

Petrostates and the art of transition to electrostates

By | September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

After the second world war America’s unmatched ability to consume oil outstripped its unmatched ability to produce it. Ensuring supplies from elsewhere became an overriding priority. But what it might mean to be an energy superpower is changing, thanks to three linked global shifts. First, fears [...]

1509, 2020

Self-consumption and COVID-19

By | September 15th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Everything was ready to give space to photovoltaic self-consumption in Spain before the coronavirus crisis. We had an improvement in law, first with the elimination of the tax on the sun, in October 2018 and then with Royal Decree 244/2019, of April 5. The latter allowed [...]

1407, 2020

Electric Mobility: ambitious goals and big challenge for Spain

By | July 14th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Electric mobility continues to advance at a slow but inexorable pace. Spain may not be one of the countries that registers more electric vehicles, given its per capita income and scarce aid, but it will eventually join the trend, yes or no. For now, at national [...]

907, 2020

The potential of offshore wind energy

By | July 9th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

During the current sanitarian crisis, the energy transition has everything but lost momentum. Policy makers are united in proclaiming that recovery plans should focus on green investment. Although it remains to be seen how much real additional money will become available, at the very least the [...]

2306, 2020

New horizons for “Big Oil”

By | 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 [...]