The 7% tax hurts the consumers and the competitiveness of the local producers

AleaSoft, July 14, 2020. The Tax on the Value of Electricity Generation came into force in Spain at the end of 2012. It represents an extra cost for all electricity producers, that ends up hurting them against their cross‑border competitors and increasing the price that the consumers pay for the electricity, so at AleaSoft its […]

The CO2 prices reach their highest value since August 2019

AleaSoft, July 2, 2020. On the first day of July, the settlement price of the CO2 futures for December 2020 was €27.71/t. Since the first half of August 2019, such a high price was not reached. During the first days of the week of the end of June and the beginning of July, the prices […]

The coal closure: an inevitable step towards the energy transition

AleaSoft, June 30, 2020. The thermal capacity of coal in Spain will register the greatest drop in its entire history when most of the thermal plants that use this fuel close at the end of June. The environmental requirements make this technology much less competitive and virtually unprofitable.   With the closure of eight coal‑fired […]