Choose wisely: what are the most price-sensitive EU ETS reform options facing lawmakers?

Published 19:03 on September 30, 2016  /  Last updated at 00:20 on October 1, 2016  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices are widely expected to soar over the next 15 years, but lawmakers are juggling a dizzying array of reform options that analysts warn could still push EUAs below today’s rock-bottom levels if deployed a certain way. Read More

EU’s move puts Paris Agreement on brink of entry, but don’t expect any action

Published 15:57 on September 30, 2016  /  Last updated at 09:04 on October 1, 2016  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

EU ministers on Friday agreed a fast-track ratification process that is all but certain to bring the Paris Agreement into force in November, but the UN’s procedural manoeuvring means the move is unlikely to trigger any acceleration in climate action. Read More

EU Market: EUAs dip back below €5 but lodge stellar 9% weekly gain

Published 21:56 on September 30, 2016  /  Last updated at 21:56 on September 30, 2016  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices slipped further from the previous session’s three-month high to end Friday just below €5, capping a relatively turbulent week for the market. Read More

SK Market: Korean CO2 prices up on persistent demand

Published 06:50 on September 30, 2016  /  Last updated at 09:45 on September 30, 2016  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

Korea Allowance Units (KAUs) edged up 2.9% in Friday trade to hit a 4-month high as some short compliance companies remain eager to buy in a market short on offset supply. Read More

NZ Market: NZUs rangebound as buyers snub moves towards NZ$19

Published 08:53 on September 30, 2016  /  Last updated at 08:53 on September 30, 2016  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand carbon allowances slumped 0.3% over the week in thin trade as buyers continued to follow sellers above NZ$19. Read More

CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Sep. 30, 2016

Published 12:59 on September 30, 2016  /  Last updated at 12:59 on September 30, 2016  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Closing prices, ranges and volumes for China's regional pilot carbon markets this week. Read More

MEPs skirt compromises in EU ETS reform debate

Published 20:11 on September 29, 2016  /  Last updated at 21:01 on September 29, 2016  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

MEPs made scant progress towards agreeing clinching ETS reform compromises on Thursday in a poorly attended session of the EU Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI), raising the likelihood that the measure will be delayed due to the ongoing political wrangling. Read More

RGGI mulls taking middle ground on cap cut as states grasp for compromise

Published 21:43 on September 29, 2016  /  Last updated at 21:43 on September 29, 2016  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

RGGI states are considering setting a 3.5% annual cap decline after 2020 as carbon leakage concerns leave some members wary about a push to double the market’s emission reduction rate, an analyst said on Thursday. Read More

EU Market: EUAs end above €5 after hitting new 3-mth high on oil-fuelled gains

Published 20:48 on September 29, 2016  /  Last updated at 20:48 on September 29, 2016  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon allowances retreated after jolting to a three-month, oil-fuelled high early on Thursday, but still managed to finish in the black and above the key €5 level. Read More

New Zealand proposal paves way for tiered ITMO quality in new global carbon market

Published 10:53 on September 29, 2016  /  Last updated at 21:29 on September 29, 2016  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central  /  No Comments

There should be minimum reporting requirements for nations generating carbon credits under the Paris Agreement, but countries should also be allowed to apply higher standards, New Zealand has proposed, a move that would likely fragment the global CO2 market. Read More

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