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Renewable hybridization

By | 2021-04-06T11:16:22+00:00 April 6th, 2021|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Renewable energy power generation technologies have made spectacular progress and appear to end up dominating in the mix of generation sources in Spain. Improvement is continuous in both capacities and cost reduction. However, this growth is not without problems beyond its own technology: regulations, energy markets and access and connection to the grid, among others. Solving [...]

Energy storage strategy in Spain 2030-2050. What can we expect from the new regulation?

By | 2021-02-16T10:59:34+00:00 February 16th, 2021|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , |

In line with the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 where the Government has developed a new regulatory framework for renewables and a national strategy for self-consumption, among others, the Council of Ministers last week approved the Energy Storage Strategy. In this blog we will comment the fundamental aspects of this regulation and how it [...]

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The USA and its return to climate change policies

By | 2020-12-09T15:07:04+00:00 December 9th, 2020|Categories: Coal, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , |

The effects of America's withdrawal from the Paris agreement on climate change were short-lived. President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the pact as soon as he enters the White House. Most countries are eager to welcome America into the club of those who care about it. In the last eight weeks, China, Japan and South [...]

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The new economic regime for renewable energy in Spain

By | 2020-11-18T12:33:51+00:00 November 18th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

On November 3, the Royal Decree on the Economic Regime of Renewable Energies (REER) was approved by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge. It is intended for new renewable power and will allow the hybridization between technologies and the expansion and modification of existing facilities and will be compatible with storage. According [...]

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The Three Percent Club on climate action

By | 2020-11-10T07:35:59+00:00 November 10th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

As we all know energy efficiency is central to energy transition and decarbonization strategies all over the world. That is why the IEA calls it the "first fuel" as it offers the cheapest, fastest, and cleanest resource for clean energy transition while addressing the immediate and significant threats posed by climate change. Just for you to [...]

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2021 GSB: energy transition as one of the 4 pillars of the recovery plan

By | 2020-11-03T08:01:10+00:00 November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Today we are talking about the General State Budget (GSB) for 2021, approved last Tuesday by the Council of Ministers. The surprising thing is that, compared to last year's GSB, we are facing a record increase in public spending. This has been the decision of the Council of Ministers, which has been forced to take all [...]

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Hydrogen – Is a key part of the recovery?

By | 2020-10-27T14:51:08+00:00 October 27th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The Spanish Government approved this month at the Council of Ministers its Hydrogen Roadmap for the next ten years, following the European Union's strategy. This guide includes 60 measures to prepare the regulatory framework and encourage research and innovation until 2030, the guide aims to reach an installed capacity of electrolysers of at least 4 GW. [...]

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What’s next for the U.S. Energy Future: U.S. 2020 Presidential Elections

By | 2020-10-13T11:45:18+00:00 October 13th, 2020|Categories: Coal, Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , |

After 4 years everyone agrees with the fact that we live in a different World, especially the American citizens that voted on November 8th of 2016 for their leader: Donald Trump. It has been four years of controversial leadership and governance, with strong positions and opinions, tweets and executive orders that shape a different America and [...]

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Petrostates and the art of transition to electrostates

By | 2020-09-22T13:53:50+00:00 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 about fossil-fuel scarcity have given way to an acknowledgment of [...]

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Electric Mobility: ambitious goals and big challenge for Spain

By | 2020-07-14T12:32:22+00:00 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 level, the top three positions in the electro mobility ranking [...]

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