BRIEFING: A deep dive into the EU ETS Brexit-proofing measure and its market risks

Published 14:48 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:48 on October 20, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse examines in-depth the EU’s efforts to protect its carbon market from the effects of an uncoordinated UK exit, breaking down the amendment, mapping its next steps, and examining how it could impact EUA prices, ETS participants and other stakeholders. Read More

New Zealand PM-elect confirms ETS will stay as carbon price rallies to 1-yr high

Published 09:46 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:57 on October 20, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern on Friday confirmed that the country's emissions trading scheme would stay as part of the new government’s wide-reaching climate policies, as NZU prices surged 2.7% to their highest levels in over a year. Read More

Global CO2 emissions steady in 2016, extending plateau into third year -report

Published 17:04 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:04 on October 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Other APAC, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Growth in global CO2 emissions remained stalled for a third straight year in 2016, according to an annual assessment by the EU’s Joint Research Centre and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. Read More

Polish PM threatens to take EU ETS reforms to bloc's leaders, as others push for more ambition

Published 17:10 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:38 on October 20, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said she will raise the issue of climate policy at December’s EU leaders’ summit if the concluding post-2020 EU ETS reform process fails to allocate the country adequate compensation for transitioning away from coal. Read More

EU Market: EUAs drift further from 21-month peak but still manage 3.4% weekly rise

Published 20:04 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:05 on October 20, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices dipped again on Friday to leave the benchmark contract further away from its 21-month high reached early in the previous session, but it still managed a 3.4% weekly gain. Read More

Large forestry project biggest winner in latest Australian offset issuance

Published 10:01 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:32 on October 20, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator this week issued almost 400,000 carbon credits to 22 projects, with an NSW-based forest regeneration scheme earning 145,000 of those. Read More

CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Oct. 20, 2017

Published 14:12 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:12 on October 20, 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

ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – October 2017

Published 17:56 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:56 on October 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the end-user marketplace, prices have remained fairly steady for most standards and project types, according to market sources. *This article is available to Carbon Pulse subscribers and free account holders (ex-trialists)* Read More

EU lawmakers to have another go at ETS reform deal on Nov. 8

Published 16:03 on October 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:07 on October 19, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU negotiators will have another attempt to strike a deal on a post-2020 EU ETS reform bill on Nov. 8, the EU Presidency confirmed on Thursday, a week after the previous marathon trilogue negotiation round ended in stalemate. Read More

ANALYSIS: Netherlands CO2 price floor seen unlikely to spur expansion across western Europe

Published 23:19 on October 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:26 on October 20, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The Netherlands' move to impose a carbon price floor on its power sector may give the Dutch a clearer conscience on climate action, but it is unlikely to prove effective at reducing EU emissions because neighbouring countries are not expected to follow suit. Read More

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