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Gross misconduct: Revelation of "misleading" EU carbon trading data ruffles market

Published 20:04 on October 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:32 on October 20, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Data showing record open interest on EU carbon allowance futures and options this year is misleading, Carbon Pulse has learned, with the potential volume to be delivered later this year far below what one exchange is currently reporting, leading to anger amongst some market participants. Read More
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UPDATE - Tense GCF board approves over $1 billion in new climate funding

Published 16:55 on October 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:30 on October 21, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, US  /  No Comments

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) board has approved more than $1 billion in new project funding, including funds for a trimmed down version of a controversial Bahraini project, at an often combative four-day meeting that highlighted the ongoing deep divide between developed and developing countries. Read More
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California's ARB amends November carbon auction to add 1.2 mln V16s

Published 21:44 on October 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:44 on October 19, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) on Friday revised its November auction to include an additional 1.2 million Vintage 2016 allowances that had previously been omitted. Read More
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EU Market: EUAs hold above trend support, near €20 despite 3% weekly loss

Published 22:59 on October 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:59 on October 19, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUAs ended slightly lower on Friday but held above key trend support and near €20 to post a small weekly loss. Read More
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Maine environmental groups say cross-border hydro line could increase NE emissions

Published 19:10 on October 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:10 on October 19, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

An international hydroelectric project set to deliver clean energy to Massachusetts should not proceed, because it may actually contribute to increased GHG emissions, according to a new report commissioned by three Maine environmental groups. Read More
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California carbon market reform delay due to price band questions, politics -sources

Published 16:57 on October 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:00 on October 19, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California's Air Resources Board (ARB) postponed its approval of cap-and-trade amendments this week as it grapples with a flood of industry questions about proposed price band levels, with political issues tied to the US midterm elections also playing a role in the delay, regulatory sources said. Read More
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CARBON FORWARD 2018: Switzerland lines up first Paris-era carbon trades

Published 22:37 on October 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 02:35 on October 19, 2018  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland will start buying its first international credits next year to help meet its emission goal under the Paris Agreement, marking one of the first trades under the pact, an official said Thursday at the Carbon Forward 2018 conference in London. Read More
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Australia offset issuance drops to 37k

Published 09:26 on October 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:26 on October 19, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator issued a below-average 37,185 carbon credits this week, but noted a small uptick in new project registration ahead of the next ERF auction in December. Read More
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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Oct. 19, 2018

Published 13:44 on October 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:45 on October 19, 2018  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Closing prices, ranges and volumes for China's regional pilot carbon markets this week. Read More
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NA Market: RGGI stretches two-year high as WCI sees slight increase

Published 23:00 on October 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:29 on October 18, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

RGGI allowances prolonged a two-year high on the secondary market as speculators continued to add support, while California units saw minor gains ahead of the upcoming compliance deadline and auction. Read More

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