Tendencias en RI

Britain’s trading future A post-Brexit export strategy led by clean growth

The UK is in the process of developing an independent trade strategy, as part of the Brexit process. At the same time, its industrial strategy is focused on maximising the opportunity of clean growth. This policy insight sets out what a trade strategy, designed to benefit UK businesses in a decarbonising world, would look like.


City-Friendly Smart Network Technologies and Infrastructures:The Spanish Experience

Efficient, resilient, and sustainable electricity delivery is a key cornerstone in increasingly large and complex urban environments, where citizens expect to keep or rise their
living standards. In this context, cost-effective and ubiquitous digital technologies are driving the transformation of existing electrical infrastructures into truly smart systems capable of better providing the services a low-carbon society is demanding. The goal of this paper is twofold: 1) to review the dramatically evolving landscape of power systems, from the old framework based on centralized generation and control, aimed at serving inelastic customers through alternating current (ac) transmission networks and one-way distribution feeders, to a new paradigm centered mainly around two main axes: renewable generation, both centralized and distributed, and active customers
(prosumers), interacting with each other through hybrid ac/dc smart grids; 2) to illustrate, through featured success stories, how several smart grid concepts and technologies have been put into practice in Spain over the last few years to optimize the performance of urban electrical assets.


Myths vs. Facts: The Truth about Smart Meters

Misunderstanding advanced technology can lead to the emergence of urban legends. The case is no different with smart meters, which utilities are rolling out across the country in an effort to bring the benefits of a modernized electric grid to consumers like you. The following are the most commonly circulated smart meter myths. Our responses, each supported by research, offer the facts — the real deal on smart meters.


SET-PLAN: Increase the resilience and security of the energy system

The present document constitutes the Implementation Plan (IP) in actuation of the European Stakeholders Declaration for Action 4 “Increase the resilience and
security of the energy system" (19 November 2016). It gathers the consensus of 15 country representatives Figure 1) about the R&I actions to be implemented in
coordination, in order to achieve the challenging targets set in the Declaration. Based on the mandate given to the Temporary Working Group 4 (TWG4), this IP reconsiders
and completes the formulation of the targets aligning them to the Energy Union and SET-Plan goals, and shapes them to be concrete, output based, innovation oriented and technology neutral.



Taxing Energy Use 2018

This report assesses the magnitude and coverage of taxes on energy use - carbon taxes and other specific taxes on energy use - in 2015, across different countries and selected country groups, six sectors and five main fuel groups. It also considers change in effective tax rates on energy use between 2012 and 2015. The analysis is based on the OECD’s Taxing Energy Use database, a unique dataset to compare coverage and magnitude of specific taxes on energy use across 42 OECD and G20 economies, which together represent approximately 80% of global energy use and CO2-emissions associated with energy use.