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Is there an excess capacity in the Spanish electricity grid? What is being done?

By | 2019-11-20T15:20:13+00:00 November 20th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

In a context of economic contraction, where the debate is centred on whether or not the crisis will turn into a recession, the installed capacity of our generation stock continues to grow as a result of the wave of new renewable generation and the promise of electrification of industry and transport. Evolution of electricity demand The [...]

RENEWABLE AUCTIONS, what are they and what is behind the price diversity?

By | 2019-10-01T13:15:32+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

We are immersed in a process of paradigm change where the energy transition to a sustainable model is no longer an option. To this end, various energy policies have been carried out with greater or lesser success to establish the objectives for the energy future of the country / region. However, many renewable energy technologies are [...]

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Blockchain: The Renewable Energy Democrat

By | 2019-09-24T13:39:15+00:00 September 24th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Blockchain? It's been a while since this technology first associated with cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin (BTC) (if you still don't know the basics of this technology, here we explain it in detail) is no longer sounding like Chinese in the renewable energy sector. Looking back exactly to 2016 according to a World Economic Forum report, wind and [...]

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Key points about PPA’s

By | 2019-09-10T14:34:26+00:00 September 10th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

What is a PPA A PPA for its initials in English Power Purchase Agreement, is a long-term clean energy purchase agreement from a specific asset and a fixed price, for a specified volume and time horizon. You can tell between a developer and a marketer or between a renewable developer and an end consumer, in this [...]

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The Netherlands in 2030: (Almost) halfway the elimination of greenhouse gasses

By | 2019-06-25T12:58:54+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

After Spain, Italy and Portugal it is now the turn of the Netherlands to feature in the Magnus Blog with its National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). Like other countries, the NECP of The Netherlands sets out the ambitions for 2030 and describes the measures that will be taken in the period 2021 – 2030 to [...]

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PORTUGAL: The next big step towards sustainability

By | 2019-06-12T14:16:20+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal|Tags: , , |

In previous articles, Magnus presented the roadmaps for the next phase towards a more sustainable future for Spain and Italy. Following that, this article will be dedicated to the roadmap that defines the next years between 2021 and 2030 for Portugal in order to achieve the targets agreed back in 2015 in Paris during the COP21. [...]

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China’s daring energy strategy

By | 2019-05-21T10:33:55+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In absolute terms, China is now the world’s largest greenhouse-gas emitter, accounting for more than 25% of the global total. Even in per capita terms, it has just overtaken the European Union average, while still at only half the US level. This reflects an electricity system based 70% on coal, as well as China’s global leadership [...]

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Renewables and electric mobility: how Europe intends to meet the challenges of batteries

By | 2019-04-30T13:33:43+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

It is well known that the EU will face a complete structural energy change in the coming years, in order to achieve the ambitious objectives, set out in the Clean Energy For All European Package for the period 2021-2030. In this regulation, renewable energies are the main characters, since their share in the electricity grid will [...]

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Guarantees of Origin (GdO)

By | 2019-03-13T15:31:41+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Categories: Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Increasingly, the concept of "green energy" is an essential requirement when contracting supplies. Whether for corporate social awareness or pure marketing, utilities increasingly use that claim to attract those more sensitive consumers with energy, environmental and ecological issues. What is a GdO? It is a "paper", issued by the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC), [...]

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Importance of Conferences of the Parties: COP 24 Katowice

By | 2018-12-04T15:03:19+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

The last G20 summit and the next OPEC meeting are overshadowing the COP 24 that is taking place these days in the Polish city of Katowice. What are COPs really? In 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in New York, entered into force in 1994 and has been ratified by [...]

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