British PM May sets tone for Brexit talks, silent on climate

Published 21:59 on January 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:59 on January 17, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signalled that as part of Brexit negotiations she would not be seeking a partial membership of the EU, though this stance does not rule out looser ties on climate and energy issues or an ETS exit. Read More

EU Market: EUAs climb back to €5 on auction, energy complex

Published 19:20 on January 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:21 on January 17, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices briefly climbed back above €5 on Tuesday after bargain-hunting buyers and a resumption of the previous week’s strong auction demand overpowered aggressive selling. Read More

Two more suspects nabbed by authorities in EU ETS tax fraud probe

Published 19:32 on January 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:30 on January 17, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Two more suspects have been arrested by European authorities in an ongoing probe into tax fraud committed through the EU ETS. Read More

China sets 2020 energy targets, ramps up plans on energy markets

Published 09:20 on January 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:12 on January 17, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

The world’s top energy consumer is setting a goal to slow its growth in energy use to less than 3% a year through 2020, forcing much of the burden onto big-emitting industries and imposing a range of measures to tackle over-supply, according to China’s five-year plan for the energy sector released Tuesday. Read More

China dominates green bond market with investments set to double in 2017 -report

Published 15:08 on January 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:52 on January 17, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China accounted for 40% of the global green bond market in 2016 with investments of $36.2 billion, a figure that is set to double this year, a report said Tuesday, making the market by far the biggest source of private funds to fight carbon pollution in the world’s biggest-emitting nation. Read More

South Pole Group acquires Climate Friendly’s Australian retail offset business

Published 09:46 on January 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:14 on January 17, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, EMEA  /  No Comments

Switzerland-headquartered project developer South Pole Group has acquired the retail offset business of its majority-owned Australian subsidiary Climate Friendly. Read More

CDP forms panel to find right CO2 prices to meet Paris Agreement

Published 22:13 on January 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:30 on January 16, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Non-profit CDP has formed the world’s first industry-led initiative to define the carbon prices needed for the power generators and other sectors to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Read More

Davos summit ramps up the climate talk

Published 21:46 on January 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:18 on January 17, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

This year’s Davos summit will see the world’s elite financiers and industry leaders host a growing number of discussions on climate change compared to years past. Here are some key events to watch. Read More

More than three quarters of new entrant EUAs remain at Phase 3's halfway mark

Published 21:21 on January 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:21 on January 16, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Free EUA allocations to new and growing EU ETS emitters slowed once again in the second half of 2016, with more than 75% of the allowances set aside for such plants still unclaimed at the halfway point of the current trading phase. Read More

CN Markets: Shanghai permit prices triple on transition to national ETS, tighter allocation

Published 16:15 on January 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 04:28 on January 17, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Prices in the Shanghai emissions trading scheme have tripled over the past two months as traders bet on arbitrage opportunities when the national carbon market opens later this year while tighter allocation has boosted demand. Read More

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