When talking about international interconnections, all are in favor and enumerate its many advantages. Advantages that to date have been true: Interconnected electricity systems have achieved greater security of supply. Proof of this was this past winter when France, traditionally … Continue reading International interconnections and their role in IME (Internal Market for Electricty)
Source: data from the EIA weekly report February 2017. Continue reading Weekly Petroleum Status – 24th feb
The United Kingdom is laying the ground for its imminent departure from the European Union. After abandoning the bloc of the 28 countries, the question is what role will it play in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)? In … Continue reading UK and its role in EU ETS after Brexit
The Spot prices spiked last January, surpassing the 100 €/MWh due to several negative factors such as low periods of rain, lack of wind and the ongoing nuclear crisis in France. Curious are the reactions to this rise from the … Continue reading HIGH SPOT PRICES ON THE IBERIAN DOMESTIC CONSUMERS (SPAIN – PORTUGAL)
We closed 2015 in a year in which coal was a major player in Spain’s power generation, amounting for the 20.3% of the energy produced in the Peninsula (closely following nuclear power at 21.9%). The reason for the importance of … Continue reading The Uncertain Future of Spanish Coal
El pasado miércoles giró en torno a la esperada comparecencia de Theresa May sobre el “hard brexit” en Lancaster House, Londres. Ayer volvió a comparecer ante la prensa en Davos, diciendo que “el Reino Unido debe aceptar que el camino … Continue reading Comparecencia de Theresa May en Lancaster House sobre el “Hard Brexit”
On November 30th 2016 the European Commission presented its plan for the next steps in the Energy Union, to speed up the clean energy transition and boost growth and job creation in the EU. The plan embraces the European energy … Continue reading Clean Energy for all Europeans: Will 2017 be the year of delivery for the EU’s Energy Union Project?
After two years of fruitless negotiations, OPEC has finally agreed to reduce the crude oil production. It started last September during an Energy Forum held in Algeria. The Organization made the decision public to limit their output to 32.5 mbpd. … Continue reading OPEC Oil Output Cut, a Great Deal or a Great Lie?
*You may read the English version at the end Se acerca la navidad y con Álvaro Nadal como nuevo ministro de Energía, Turismo y Agenda Digital, nombrado a principios de noviembre, el sector de la energía en España está aguantado … Continue reading Gift to ask the Wise Men to start off well this 2017: A State Pact for Energy
On January 20, Donald Trump will officially become the new president of the United States. There are still many uncertainties about his plans. These include those relating to energy and environmental policy. While it is true the plan of the … Continue reading The end of TTIP: missed opportunities in the energy sector
A mix between favourable weather for renewable energy generation, an efficient grid management and a healthy interconnection participation resulted in the cheapest Spot prices ever experienced since the beginning of Spanish SPOT Market. SPOT average price was 32.79 €/MW at … Continue reading France: Europe’s Energy Plug
In the first part of this double article we’ve seen that achieving nuclear fusion is indeed possible. Well… at least in the lab. In this second part, as promised, we’ll take a look at the technologies which hope to take … Continue reading Nuclear Fusion: a unicorn or the next industrial revolution? Part II