Opinion on Energy and Utilities in Spain

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CommentWire
CommentWire

Biofuels: Spanish mandate suggests voluntary measures have failed

The Spanish government has passed a law making the blending of biofuels in regular fuel mandatory from 2009. However, Spain is simply the latest in a wave of European countries that have imposed national mandates on the environmental fuel option, and this continent-wide trend should be seen as a reflection of the fact that voluntary measures have failed.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jun 2007
Expert View
Expert View

Blunders are killing Spanish renewables

Bad energy policy and poor management of the Spanish power sector have resulted in the complete cessation of support for new renewable energy projects and retrospective cuts that will hurt investors and cost Spain dearly.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2013
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Expert View

Boom and bust for Spain's heavily subsidized solar industry

Although Spain's solar market was once at the forefront of worldwide activity, a change in its feed-in tariff subsidy has sent the sector into a downward spiral, leaving its future in the balance as solar manufacturers cut production and staffing levels. As a result, the global solar market faces a significant setback instead of making the necessary contributions towards the EU's 20-20-20 targets.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

BP: eyeing the Spanish gas market

The plant, a joint venture with electricity generators Union Fenosa and Iberdrola, will bring more natural gas to the Spanish market. Together with BP's existing investments, this will represent a major step towards breaking GasNatural's stranglehold on natural gas imports to Spain, thus fostering competition in the country's energy supply.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Nov 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Carrefour: retailers eye E16 billion energy market

Carrefour [CA.PA], the world's second largest retailer, follows El Corte Ingles in stating its commitment to selling electricity and gas in Spain. Both retailers' clearly established presence and customer familiarity may well chip away at the oligopoly of Spanish energy incumbents, sparking a higher rate of switching in the country.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Dec 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Centrica: expanding to foreign shores

Centrica's decision to enter the Spanish electricity supply market is a good strategic move. After having established predominance in the UK supply market, Centrica is hoping it will be able to use its expertise to grow market share in one of Europe's fastest growing electricity markets.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Dec 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Centrica: railway is the right way

Centrica's Spanish new entrant brand, Luseo, is competing against the big hitters within the Spanish electricity market for the lucrative Renfe contract. Bidding for this type of contract allows Luseo to promote its strengths whilst tackling the challenges of scale it faces as a new entrant.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Aug 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Centrica: Spanish ambitions

Centrica [CNA.L] is expected to make a cautious advance on the Spanish power market through Luseo Energia, steadily acquiring business from Endesa [ELE] and Iberdrola [IBE.MC], the main incumbents. It will have to work hard to gain customers with switching expected to stay at 8% and the main two home players acquiring almost half of those choosing to change supplier.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2003
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Expert View

Clouds lift on Spain's wind and solar industries

The Spanish government has reached an agreement with the country's wind and solar thermal power industries that spares existing power installations from upcoming subsidy cuts. This 'near-miss' is a stark reminder of the very real threat of political risk across clean energy investments, just as the Spanish government gets ready to make a ruling on solar photovoltaic tariffs.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jul 2010
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Commercial fuel retail: fuel cards lead the way in Europe

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2005

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