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POLL: Analysts raise short-term EUA forecasts by up to 10%, see €10 end to 2018

Published 18:00 on January 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:51 on January 19, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Analysts polled by Carbon Pulse have raised their near-term forecasts for EU carbon by as much as 10%, with most predicting that front-year EUAs would finish this year near or above €10 but keeping a cautious tone for prices in early 2018. Read More
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EU Market: EUAs keep rising to reach five-year high near €9

Published 19:25 on January 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:25 on January 19, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices hit their highest level in five years on Friday as this week's rally continued, though observers continued to question whether the gains were sustainable amid bearish indicators and still distant market reforms. Read More
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Little respite in South Korea ETS for Europe's CDM investors

Published 10:51 on January 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:58 on January 19, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korean carbon traders and brokers are seeing a significant uptick in approaches from European investors looking to take advantage of impending offset rule changes in the Korean ETS, but opportunities are likely to be limited, according to market participants. Read More
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China hands over carbon offset registry management to Beijing exchange -sources

Published 08:39 on January 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:20 on January 19, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China has handed over the responsibility of running the nation’s offset registry to the Beijing Environment Exchange, but has yet to give final approval for reopening issuance of new carbon credits, according to several sources familiar with the matter. Read More
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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Jan. 19, 2018

Published 13:03 on January 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:03 on January 19, 2018  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  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
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Global CO2 trading volume up 5% in 2017, value up 22% as major markets extend rules -analysts

Published 15:03 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 08:26 on January 19, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

Global traded carbon volumes rose 5% in 2017 to 6.3 billion tonnes of CO2e while the overall value of the markets climbed 22% to €41 billion ($33.5 billion), the Point Carbon analysts at Thomson Reuters said in a market review published Thursday. Read More
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Utilities urge Massachusetts' highest court to scrap state cap-and-trade scheme

Published 23:36 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:36 on January 18, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

New England utilities are pushing Massachusetts’ highest court to scrap the state’s new cap-and-trade system, arguing that regulators have overstepped their authority in introducing the rules. Read More
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Canadian government planning for post-2022 carbon price increase above C$50/t -reports

Published 17:20 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:17 on January 18, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Canadian government is making plans to raise its national minimum carbon price above C$50/tonne after 2022, local media reported late Wednesday, citing leaked federal documents. Read More
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EU Market: EUAs soar to new two-year high as market ponders aggressive buying

Published 18:25 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:59 on January 18, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices surged past the €8.50 mark on Thursday, hitting a fresh two-year peak in a third straight day of gains that continued to defy bearish fundamentals and predictions about another January sell-off. Read More
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NA Markets: Prices steady as traders straddle compliance periods

Published 23:31 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:31 on January 18, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Trading activity in North America's two carbon markets remained at very modest levels this week as the start of their respective three-year compliance periods has left installations relaxed about buying. Read More

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