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Emissions Trading Scheme – What’s next for the Green Deal’s Cornerstone

By | 2021-06-08T11:11:17+00:00 June 8th, 2021|Categories: Coal, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

230%! This is how much the carbon prices, formally known as European Unio Allowances (EUAs for Dec21) have risen since the lockdown back in March of 2020, due the COVID-19 pandemic. Even ignoring that event, this market rose from 25 €/ton to 51 €/ton, more than doubling its value in less than one year. Figure [...]

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CCS – Now or Never

By | 2021-03-16T15:41:05+00:00 March 16th, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Portugal|Tags: , , |

According to the Carbon Monitor the COVID-19 pandemic halted the CO2 emissions in 2020 with a 4% fall Y-o-Y. The major drop in percentage was registered in the transport sector due to the lockdowns and consequently flight restrictions while the greatest absolute reduction was witnessed in the power sector, mainly due to less demand and significant [...]

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

By | 2020-09-29T15:22:16+00:00 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 targets of the EU The Green Energy Package established by [...]

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Will the Emission Trading System stay on track?

By | 2020-05-20T09:05:10+00:00 May 20th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

The financial crisis of 12 years ago had such an impact on the economic growth path and corresponding emission levels that the price for CO2 emission rights did not recover until recently policy changes came into effect that reduced the surplus of emission rights caused in the market. Is the EU Emission Trading System now better [...]

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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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The electric vehicle already has the support of the public. What about the market?

By | 2017-10-11T09:56:41+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Categories: Energy Policies, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

At the beginning of August, the second edition of the Impulse Plan for Mobility with Alternative Energy Vehicles (MOVEA) began to operate. Although it took effect on June 24th, the web movea2017 was not active until August 3rd. An efficient plan of aid to the purchase of vehicles that finishes next October 15th, whether the funds [...]

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