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South Africa's parliament approves long-awaited carbon tax bill

Published 17:32 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:32 on February 19, 2019  /  Africa, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

South Africa’s parliament on Tuesday approved the country’s long-awaited carbon tax bill, clearing a key hurdle in keeping the measure on track to enter into force this spring. Read More
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WCI current vintage carbon auction expected to sell out near floor

Published 21:02 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:02 on February 19, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California-Quebec’s upcoming current vintage auction will sell out within a few cents of the floor price, while the future vintage auction will fail to fully subscribe due to limited interest, traders polled by Carbon Pulse said. Read More
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Net gain: EEX enhances open interest reporting for EU carbon trades

Published 10:15 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:03 on February 19, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EEX is enhancing the way it reports open interest figures for its EU emissions derivatives markets, the exchange told Carbon Pulse on Tuesday, after some of its members claimed its existing practices yielded misleading data. Read More
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Norway set to make first payment to Indonesia for halting deforestation

Published 09:24 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:57 on February 19, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, EMEA, Other APAC, REDD  /  No Comments

Norway is ready to make its first payment to Indonesia under the two nations’ 2010 agreement to halt deforestation, after the South East Asian nation reported a drop in greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation in 2017. Read More
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Over-achieving Tokyo ETS knocks another 0.8% off annual CO2 emissions

Published 09:34 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:34 on February 19, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

Tokyo ETS emitters shaved another 100,000 tonnes off their annual CO2 output in FY2017, the metropolitan government announced Tuesday, in a programme where almost 80% of the participants have already met their 2019 targets. Read More
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Top NZ carbon market expert leaves to take up US role

Published 09:37 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:37 on February 19, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, New Zealand, US  /  No Comments

One of New Zealand’s top emissions trading experts and a member of the government’s interim Climate Change Commission is leaving to take up a position in New York. Read More
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Hartree Partners parts ways with head of carbon advisory

Published 19:30 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:30 on February 19, 2019  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Trading firm Hartree Partners has parted ways with its head of carbon advisory, Carbon Pulse has learned. Read More
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ANALYSIS: Taking a risky route, UK airline Flybmi crashes into EU ETS Brexit ‘shield’

Published 10:27 on February 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:51 on February 18, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

UK airline Flybmi collapsed over the weekend, blaming in part higher EU ETS costs, though it appears that the bloc's Brexit-linked carbon market safeguards contributed to its ultimate death knell amid the carrier's risky practices and despite a slew of warnings. Read More
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CCS projects under California’s LCFS offer significant potential, but still a few years off -experts

Published 22:14 on February 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:35 on February 18, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Projects aiming to use a new CCS protocol under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) offer great potential, though are not likely to generate credits until the middle of the next decade, experts told Carbon Pulse. Read More
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EU Market: EUAs drop 2% back to €20 as bearish fears persist

Published 19:14 on February 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:46 on February 18, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon sank back to €20 on Monday, with analysts and traders warning that EUAs could fall further as gas prices continue to decline and investors take profits. Read More

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