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The Long Term Decarbonisation Strategy 2050, EDLP (in its Spanish initials) (MITECO, 2020a), states that the decarbonisation of the transport sector will come hand in hand with the intensification of energy efficiency measures, together with the substitution of fossil fuels by other products with low or zero net carbon emissions. …

Tecnical article 10 May 2021

When we think of technologies for fighting climate change, images of solar panels and wind turbines immediately spring to mind. And we are not mistaken. Renewable energies are becoming cheaper and cheaper and many countries have decided to depend more on them and less on fossil fuels to meet their …

Opinion article 10 May 2021

Faced with the threat of climate change, many governments are committed to electrifying the energy system and decarbonising their countries' electricity supply. This trend is sparking a high demand for low-carbon emissions electricity sources and energy storage technologies which, in turn, has increased the demand for certain minerals which are …

Opinion article 16 Apr 2021

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Report 01 Apr 2021

On 12th December 2021, the Paris Agreement signatory countries met (this time virtually) to review the milestones achieved in the first five years of existence of the agreement and evaluate new commitments to further reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the planet. The agreement has undoubtedly served to …

Opinion article 26 Jan 2021

As a consequence of the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the already slow pace of global improvement in energy efficiency (the ability to do the same, or more, using less energy) will slow further this year, increasing the difficulties in meeting international energy and climate targets. Specifically, a report …

Opinion article 31 Dec 2020

Hydrogen, a versatile energy carrier, can be produced through three main technological routes, which are often identified through a colour code: (1) direct generation from fossil fuels such as natural gas and coal (‘grey’ hydrogen); (2) fossil fuel-based generation with the addition of carbon capture technology to mitigate the resulting …

Report 01 Dec 2020

We hear a lot about energy transition. But almost always with excessively specific or very partial approaches. It is therefore worth reflecting on the meaning of the concept in its broadest sense. There is now a broad scientific consensus that since the industrial revolution, and particularly since the mid-20th century, …

Opinion article 23 Nov 2020

The necessary decarbonisation of the economy seeks to stop global warming to allow human sustainable development and is normally perceived as a source of challenges for the economic sectors. The Energy Transition Education and Research Program that the Repsol Foundation has recently promoted at the Comillas Pontifical University aims to …

Tecnical article 04 Nov 2020

Direct Air Capture (DAC) is a technological process that separates CO2 emissions directly from the air. The source of the captured CO2 makes DAC distinct from Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) technologies that trap CO2 emissions directly at the point of emissions (from flue gases). DAC involves using large-scale …

Report 01 Oct 2020

Today, hydrogen (H2) is used as a raw material in the refining, ammonia, and methanol industries, but it can also be used for three other purposes, which are essential for the successful outcome of the energy transition. One of them is to contribute to decarbonizing mobility through its use in …

Opinion article 27 Sep 2020

Not long ago, we assumed that reducing greenhouse gas emissions (by improving efficiency and decarbonizing the energy matrix) to pre-industrial levels would be enough to protect the world from the consequences of climate change. We now know that it will take a lot more than that. To prevent environmental and …

Opinion article 28 Aug 2020

The European oil and gas industry aims to become a relevant player in the energy transition. Companies have already embarked on the transformation into multi-energy companies, committed to diversification and the inclusion of new business areas in low-carbon energies and technologies. Stimulus funds to counteract the effects of Covid-19, which …

Opinion article 02 Aug 2020

To make the energy transition a reality, some experts estimate that between 2015 and 2050, the global electric passenger vehicle (EV) fleet must increase from 1.2 million to 965 million, battery electricity storage capacity from 0.5 gigawatt-hour (GWh) to 12,380 GWh, and installed solar photovoltaic capacity from 223 GW to …

Opinion article 23 Jun 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has generated an unprecedented global macroeconomic trauma that has put all energy sectors in the grey zone. This is true not only for oil and gas, but also for other industries essential to the energy transition, such as renewable energies and electric vehicles, among others. The sharp …

Opinion article 05 Apr 2020

There is little doubt that meeting the Paris Agreement targets (that is, keeping increases in global average temperatures to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit temperature increases to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels) will involve a race against time to achieve the mass transformation of our …

Report 01 Feb 2020

In relation to climate change forced by human activity, it is worth asking whether a slowdown in world population growth would mitigate the future impacts of this phenomenon. An affirmative answer seems obvious, especially if we consider that from 2015 to 2100 the forecasts are that the planet’s population will …

Opinion article 29 Nov 2019

There is a broad scientific consensus that we are witnessing global warming forced by the greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere by human activity. Based on this evidence, young people worldwide have mobilised to demand more facts and less rhetoric and posturing from political leaders. They are not without reason, …

Opinion article 18 Oct 2019

The issue of climate change is gaining prominence on a daily basis, reflecting society’s growing concern and demand to mitigate the already evident consequences of human-induced global warming. Concerning this demand, one proposal that has been forging its way is that of a “Green New Deal”. It would be a …

Opinion article 03 Sep 2019
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