China drops carbon tax from new environmental law

Published 13:32 on August 29, 2016  /  Last updated at 13:32 on August 29, 2016  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China put its new environmental law to legislators on Monday, with no mention of a tax on carbon emissions in the final version. Read More

EU Market: EUAs hold ground near €4.70 in absence of UK traders

Published 16:44 on August 29, 2016  /  Last updated at 17:03 on August 29, 2016  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices barely budged on Monday amid quiet trade due to a UK holiday as analysts gave a neutral outlook despite the market entering the second week of an auction drought. Read More

China power plant shutdowns stoke fears over ETS incentives

Published 10:47 on August 29, 2016  /  Last updated at 10:47 on August 29, 2016  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s national carbon price could drop to near zero or force the government to spend large sums of money buying back excess permits if it fails to grapple with a looming wave of power plant closures. Read More

Rift opens between RGGI states on deeper CO2 goal

Published 13:01 on August 29, 2016  /  Last updated at 13:08 on August 29, 2016  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

Five RGGI states are pushing for the market to double its emission reduction rate from 2020 but four have raised cost concerns with one even raising the prospect that they could exit. Read More

CP Daily: Monday August 29, 2016

Published 17:08 on August 29, 2016  /  Last updated at 17:08 on August 29, 2016  /  Newsletter  /  No Comments

A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world. Read More

Brazil urges ICAO to give UN credits an early pass into aviation carbon market

Published 16:28 on August 26, 2016  /  Last updated at 17:47 on August 26, 2016  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Brazil wants UN emission units to be automatically eligible for the ICAO market-based mechanism to offset international flight emissions from 2020. Read More

EU Market: EUAs hold ground to post 1.5% weekly loss

Published 18:56 on August 26, 2016  /  Last updated at 19:07 on August 26, 2016  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUAs barely budged on Friday in a second day of very thin liquidity that kept carbon slightly beneath its historical average of gains for August. Read More

Australia releases CO2 caps for 160 biggest emitters

Published 10:58 on August 26, 2016  /  Last updated at 10:58 on August 26, 2016  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator on Friday released installation-level caps for around 160 of its biggest carbon emitters, showing that most of them will be allowed to increase their CO2 output. Read More

CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Aug. 26, 2016

Published 11:54 on August 26, 2016  /  Last updated at 11:54 on August 26, 2016  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

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

Energy forecast showcases burden-sharing challenge for China ETS

Published 16:34 on August 25, 2016  /  Last updated at 16:39 on August 25, 2016  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s State Information Center (SIC) on Thursday released province-level energy forecasts to 2020, highlighting the challenges for officials setting CO2 caps for the national emissions trading scheme as poor and rich regions face vastly differing CO2 trajectories. Read More

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