UK confirms delay in exempting ETS-covered industries from green power costs

Published 19:10 on July 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:12 on July 21, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The UK government has delayed by a year a plan to exempt EU ETS-regulated manufacturers from contributing to higher power costs caused by renewables targets, saying the move would provide industry more certainty while saving it £132.5 million over 10 years from 2018. Read More

EU Market: Late sale dump sends EUAs to 2-week low, as 6% weekly loss unwinds rally

Published 19:18 on July 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:44 on July 21, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon prices dropped by 4% on Friday to a two-week low, with the bulk of the heavy and likely speculator-driven losses coming late in the day and confirming forecasts by some that the recent rally was not sustainable. Read More

Vattenfall ups H1 thermal generation 9.5% amid fatter margins

Published 12:14 on July 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:14 on July 21, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Sweden-owned utility Vattenfall has upped its ETS-regulated thermal power generation in H1 as profit margins improved due to higher power prices, raising its demand for carbon allowances despite closing its remaining lignite-fired plant last year. Read More

French consultancy EcoAct buys UK rival Carbon Clear

Published 17:29 on July 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:29 on July 21, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Paris-based consultancy and climate finance project developer EcoAct has bought UK environmental sustainability advisors Carbon Clear for an undisclosed sum. Read More

NA Markets: California price surge tapers off as reform deal doubts set in

Published 23:29 on July 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:47 on July 21, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon made another jump this week as politicians agreed on a proposal to extend the state’s carbon market to 2030, though the gains were tempered by uncertainty over some of the details. Read More

CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending July 21, 2017

Published 11:18 on July 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:18 on July 21, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Below is a table of the closing prices, ranges and volumes for China's regional pilot carbon markets this week. All prices are in RMB, and volumes in tonnes of CO2e. Data sourced from local exchanges. Read More

Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for July 21, 2017

Published 16:18 on July 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:18 on July 21, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data provided by CTX. Read More

German energy exchange EEX builds foothold in China’s emerging carbon market

Published 19:07 on July 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:21 on July 21, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

German energy bourse EEX has partnered with several Chinese exchanges to build its foothold in China’s emerging national ETS, advancing plans to offer trade in euro-denominated offshore carbon derivatives to let clients access the market while avoiding the political and capital restrictions that international investors typically face. Read More

EU thermal output on the rise as hydro output fades, early quarterly earnings suggest

Published 14:03 on July 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:05 on July 20, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Some EU utilities were forced to ramp up their ETS-regulated thermal power production over H1 2017 as lower rainfall hit hydro levels, potentially indicating an uptick in EUA demand, according to the first batch of quarterly earnings reports from European generators. Read More

EU Market: EUAs close at 2-week low but hold above key technical support

Published 18:19 on July 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:19 on July 20, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon prices fell for a second straight day, ending at a two-week low but holding above a key technical support. Read More

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