Every time we talk about renewable energy we end up in the same conundrum: offices work during office hours, factories work according to their own schedules and, in our homes, we want light as soon as we hit the switch. … Continue reading Energy Storage: Present or Future?
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?
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
The coal sector has been affected for a long time by an excess of capacity, especially during the last two years, with the slowdown of the economy and the drop in demand caused by the measures taken against climate change … Continue reading Coal’s last breath?
In January 2015, Portugal popped up all over the news and not because of another record break by Cristiano Ronaldo. An English company named IONIQ Resources confirmed that they had conducted a study using revolutionary technology that found six potential … Continue reading Portugal’s El Dorado: A brief history of the quest for oil in this country
Between 26th and 28th September the XV International Energy Forum in Algeria took place. On the sidelines of this event, the 14 OPEC members, along with Russia, held an informal meeting to discuss the possibilities of reducing the current oversupply … Continue reading OPEC agreement. Is it sufficient?
Spain can play an important role in the European gas market over the coming years. The launch of the organized market MIBGAS last December could make a real difference in the peninsula’s gas price model, especially when the market will … Continue reading The getaway for our Energy Island (EN/ES)
The dynamics in the energy markets reflect the everyday complexity. In the EU markets, the challenges are remarkable being a region highly energy dependent on other ones that he’s competing with. Under this premise, the EU has worked for years … Continue reading The challenges of the European Internal Market (EN/ES)
24th May 2016 Fast Reading: OMIP is the Iberian Energy Derivatives Exchange. Apart from derivative products, it allows clearing through OMIClear of OTC deals and bilateral agreements. A Derivative is a contract between a buyer and a seller entered into … Continue reading OMIP – A LOOK UNDER THE HOOD (EN/ ESP)
The nuclear dispute between Iran and the six world powers, known as the Group 5 + 1 (U.S., Russia, China, United Kingdom, France and Germany), has concluded last July 14th in an historical and international agreement in Vienna. This event … Continue reading IRAN is Back, and now what? (EN/ES)
July started with everyone’s eyes on the referendum held in Greece, where the Greeks responded with an unequivocal “no” to the proposal in accordance with the EU on June 25th. Taking the Greek situation as the starting point, here in … Continue reading ‘GREXIT’ and its consequences in the Spanish Energy Markets (EN/ES)
European Parliament and Council on energy efficiency Directive 2012/27 / EU establishes a common framework of measures for the promotion of energy efficiency in the European Union, in order to achieve the objectives of 20% reduction of CO2 emissions 2020. … Continue reading EU Directive On Energy Efficiency (EN/ITA)