POLL: EU ETS emissions dropped in 2016 on fuel switching -analysts

Published 16:17 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:05 on March 24, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Emissions from stationary installations covered by the EU ETS last year are estimated to have dropped from 2015 levels, outpacing the annual fall in the scheme’s emissions cap as coal generation continued to drop in several big-emitting countries. Read More

Voluntary market data from CTX for Mar. 24, 2017

Published 21:55 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:55 on March 24, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, 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 Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX). Read More

Ineffective Swiss ETS should be scrapped if EU link stalls -govt agency

Published 19:38 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:48 on March 24, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland should consider abandoning its ineffective and oversupplied ETS should a link to the EU's carbon market not materialise soon, the country's Federal Audit Office (SFAO) recommended this week. Read More

Althelia aims to double its land-use project portfolio in face of watchdog concerns

Published 21:52 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:52 on March 24, 2017  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Aviation, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Natural capital vehicle Althelia Climate Fund said it is on course to double its project portfolio this year in an effort to secure returns for investors, responding to watchdog groups that raised concerns about its ability to generate revenues after it pocketed at least €4.4 million in management fees. Read More

EU Market: EUAs, CERs plummet to notch 7% weekly fall

Published 18:14 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:18 on March 24, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon prices sank to their lowest in almost two months on Friday after mounting supply pressures prompted a breach of a longstanding technical level, while CERs collapsed to a three-year low. Read More

Australia keeps foreign carbon offsets in play in broad climate policy review paper

Published 09:40 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:40 on March 24, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia on Friday released a long-awaited discussion paper on this year’s climate policy review that avoided much detail but kept the use of international units as an option for how to meet future emission targets. Read More

CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Mar 24, 2017

Published 12:15 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:15 on March 24, 2017  /  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

China’s national ETS may start without access to offsets -sources

Published 10:38 on March 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:38 on March 23, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China could rule out the use of offsets when it launches its national emissions trading scheme later this year in a bid to bolster demand for allowances, according to sources familiar with the situation, a move that would also cut off potential funding for thousands of domestic carbon-cutting projects. Read More

Rich nations grant $8 mln to develop carbon markets in India

Published 11:27 on March 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:46 on March 23, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC  /  No Comments

The World Bank-led Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) has granted $8 million to support India in developing market-based mechanisms to drive carbon emission cuts. Read More

EU Market: EUAs hold near €5 amid underwhelming auction, imminent supply rise

Published 18:18 on March 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:36 on March 24, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices were pinned close to €5 on Thursday in rangebound trade that failed to test the previous session’s one-month low as governments continued to process free allowance allocations to their industries. Read More

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