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Coal Phase-Out and the market “incentive”

By | 2020-06-18T10:35:13+00:00 June 18th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

The pathway towards Climate Neutrality by 2050 continues with coal phase-out leading the initiatives to achieve such goal across the “Old Continent”. The official roadmap points for France to win the race of decarbonization in Europe, by phasing out of coal by 2022. In the year after is expected that Portugal, the United Kingdom, Italy and [...]

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The Covid-19 emergency and its impact on the photovoltaic sector

By | 2020-05-14T09:40:59+00:00 May 12th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, Italy, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In an earlier blog, we put on the table how the energy market in Italy has been radically affected by the Covid-19 health emergency. We recall that, among the different European member states, Italy was chronologically the first victim of the pandemic and a symbol of example for the rest of the European countries on the [...]

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The virus that popped (or didn’t pop) the bubble

By | 2020-04-21T13:14:35+00:00 April 21st, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The coronavirus has caused an unprecedented global health and economic crisis. The energy sector, as a key actor, has been particularly affected by this crisis, but is also a key sector for the global response and recovery efforts. Energy security continues to be an area of particular focus and the crisis has put a premium on [...]

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Panic in the markets … How does it affect me? What should I do?

By | 2020-03-10T14:49:44+00:00 March 10th, 2020|Categories: Coal, Electricity Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

This is one of those weeks in which I had a well-organized agenda, and, among other activities, I was ready to publish a Blog about the reality of projects with Hydrogen and the energy market (prepared carefully and well in advance). However, panic has taken over the media and markets. My agenda has “blown away” and [...]

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The status quo of “Demand Response”

By | 2020-02-18T12:26:57+00:00 February 18th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The electricity grid must always be in balance, which means that, at each moment, production must equal consumption. This is a well-known premise and is where the complexity of the electricity market lies. It is well known that the demand for electricity throughout the day and throughout the year is not flat: there are hourly and [...]

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DEMAND INCREASE: THE (NOT SO) SMALL PRINT OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION

By | 2019-10-30T10:58:43+00:00 October 30th, 2019|Categories: Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Energy Efficiency is one of the new mantras in the industry. It has become a go-to reference in most commercial pitches – from renewables to hydrocarbons – and even generated a (well-deserved) Nobel prize. It has been claimed that, with a strong push in efficiency, the size of the global economy could double in 20 years [...]

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European regulations begin to adapt little by little to the 2030 objectives.

By | 2019-07-09T14:34:34+00:00 July 9th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, M·Blog|Tags: , |

At the beginning of June, the first guidelines aimed at achieving the 2030 objectives were approved. These directives and regulations went largely unnoticed since they set fairly generic objectives, but their importance is that they are aimed at homogenising the European electricity market. On June 5, the European Parliament approved a directive and three regulations aimed [...]

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The new life of Self-Consumption in Spain

By | 2019-04-09T13:45:52+00:00 April 9th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The vision of a decentralized energy generation and a wider participation of renewable sources will require an exponential growth in self-consumption systems, especially in sunny regions like Iberian Peninsula. Still, after 5 years since the first Law framing the self-consumption concept, this alternative to generate and consume power had a shy evolution in Spain due to [...]

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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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Nuclear Energy and its discreet participation in the Spanish wholesale market

By | 2018-11-06T12:06:28+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Categories: Energy Markets, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

During the last weeks the proposal from the current PSOE government together with Podemos about limiting the price of certain technologies to contain the increasing price in the wholesale electricity market has been discussed. Specifically, the proposal aims to introduce changes in the operation of Spanish wholesale market to end over-compensation, known as "benefits fallen from [...]

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