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Urgent measures to boost economic competitiveness in the industry and commerce Spanish sectors … Royal Decree Law 20/2018

By | 2018-12-11T14:19:48+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Last October 10 we wrote in an article about the measures presented by the government in Royal Decree Law (The expected energy transition measures have come ... Royal Decree-Law 15/2018). Legislation which facilitated further steps to legislative framework of the energy transition. It represented a first step to the challenge of transition that Europe faces. Since [...]

OIL, POSSIBLE BEARISH TREND?

By | 2018-10-16T09:41:04+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , |

More than 20 dollars of difference have come to be between the maximum value of the Brent quoted this year and the price of crude at the beginning of 2018. A totally bullish trend that brought oil to the brink of 90 $USD/bbl just two weeks ago. Reasons for its justification have not been lacking: a [...]

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European emissions trading system, success or failure?

By | 2018-09-25T12:38:20+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

The price of CO2 is on everyone's lips and adds to the concerns of consumers who have been increasing their costs for the purchase of energy since a couple of years ago’ summer. Starting with the drought that we suffered in the country since the beginning of 2016, passing through the nuclear crisis in France that [...]

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Crystal Ball – The uncharted territory of energy prediction

By | 2018-07-31T11:45:33+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Is in human nature the necessity to have a “logic” explanation for everything that happens and in the energy market that’s no different. As normal, one tends to rely on the fact that an action triggers a reaction and the more informed you are about those actions, the best you can (try to) “predict” their reactions. [...]

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The business model of the electric companies: new actors, new roles, new rules

By | 2018-07-03T10:21:12+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

For a while now, we are experiencing changes of great relevance in the electricity sector. Slowly but unstoppably the big electric companies are working hard to reinvent themselves. The boom in innovation has led to the corporate venture capital funds of large electricity, oil and gas companies, tripling their investments in the last six years, as [...]

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PSOE addressing Energy – advance or setback?

By | 2018-06-20T09:43:41+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , , |

The month of June started in a very lively political atmosphere. As a result of a conviction against the Popular Party in the Gürtel case, Pedro Sanchez has become president of the government after the approval of a motion of censure against former president Mariano Rajoy. This has happened in the middle of the mandate, two [...]

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What happened to carbon price?

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:03+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

The carbon emission rights of the European emission trading system (EU-ETS, for its acronym in English) have gone up in price by 60% since last January and have tripled since May last year when they cost 4.38 euros/ton, up to 13.82 euros in April of this year. Following the data of the European Commission released this [...]

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China’s coal restrictions – why now?

By | 2018-06-12T15:37:19+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Coal, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In the energy World everybody knows that, when it comes to coal, no one beats China – which triples the production volume of the 2nd country in the list, the U.S. But being the biggest is not without its problems. Figure 1. Coal production (left) and consumption (right) by country in thousands of millions of [...]

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THE VENEZUELAN DECLINE

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:03+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Featured, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , , , |

Talking about Venezuela is tantamount of talking about oil. This country, almost twice the size of Spain, has the largest amount of (heavy) crude oil reserves in the world, which grew strongly since 2011. It may be unfair and/or paradoxical that all this underground wealth is present at the worst time for the country, which is [...]

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New Electric Suppliers – Lights and Shadows

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:04+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

It was in 1997 when the process of liberalization of the electricity market in Spain began. This process, which was gradually established until its culmination in 2009, brought an important novelty to consumers: for the first time they had the option to choose which electric supplier they wanted, and with this, doubts arose: will it be [...]

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